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Relief Program Assistants - Early Intervention - Brisbane

Johnathan Thurston Academy - Brisbane City, QLD

Education, Childcare & Training
Source: uWorkin


Johnathan Thurston Academy

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Our client: Autism Queensland

About Autism Queensland

Autism Queensland provides specialised education, therapy and support services for people of all ages on the autism spectrum and their families. For further information please visit www.autismqld.com.au.

About the Role

At Autism Queensland, our Program Assistants support the Early Childhood Intervention Teachers & Therapists in providing quality programs & strategies for children with autism spectrum disorder which address both their educational & developmental needs.

Our Early Childhood Intervention Group based at Sunnybank Hillshas casual relief opportunities for qualified & experienced early childhood intervention educational assistants. The successful candidates will have previous experience working in either a teacher aide or early childhood assistant role supporting children with special needs or behavioural challenges.

Shifts occur from Mondays to Fridays. Working hours are from 8:30am to 3:00pm. Hours are offered on an ad hoc relief basis.

To access the position description, please visit the Work With Us page on our website - https://autismqld.com.au/page/positions-available

Skills & Experience

  • Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care or Education Support (or working towards)
  • Demonstrated ability to work under direction and as a member of a multidisciplinary team
  • Ability to communicate effectively with young children and other stakeholders as relevant
  • Proven effectiveness in supporting children with special needs, ideally including autism
  • Experience with therapy and/or educational and play-based programs which may include self-care, toileting, feeding and social skills
  • Demonstrated literacy, written communication and computer skills as required for data-collection, reporting and documentation


  • Experience working with children on the autism spectrum
  • Experience supporting children who present with challenging behaviours

Special Conditions & Requirements

  • Term-time position with Annual Leave to be taken in school holiday periods
  • Some travel to other Autism Queensland sites in Brisbane may be required
  • Required to move in order to interact with children at their physical level throughout the duration of the program, in addition to set up and pack up of the environment
  • Required to perform frequent physical activity including:
    • Standing and/or walking (frequent)
    • Handling and gripping low items (frequent)
    • Lifting, carrying, pushing and/or pulling, bending, twisting, kneeling, crouching, squatting, reaching (occasional)
  • It is the responsibility of the employee to hold a current, recognised First Aid qualification
  • It is the responsibility of the employee to hold and maintain at their own expense, a current Criminal History Screening Card/s or relevant Exemption Card - Applicants must hold a current 'Paid' Blue Card & NDIS Worker Screening Clearance prior to commencing work
  • Certificate of completion in NDIS Worker Orientation Module “Quality Safety and You”

Culture & Benefits

Autism Queensland is an inspiring, caring and fun place to work with supportive, passionate and friendly colleagues and leaders who value your contribution and share your commitment to achieving work-life balance. Your work will be both challenging and rewarding and you will find scope and support for personal as well as professional development.

How To Apply

If this opportunity is of interest, please apply asap! Your application should include:

1. a cover letter outlining your suitability for this role;

2. a current CV / resume with contact details of at least two referees (previous supervisors and who will only be contacted with your explicit consent following interview);

Telephone enquiries to Human Resources on (07) 3273 0097.

Brisbane City, QLD

Education, Childcare & Training


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