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Senior Leadership Role: Coordinator School Operations (Level 3) - Aspect Vern Barnett School, Nsw

Aspect Australia - Forestville, NSW

Education, Childcare & Training
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  • Help us provide the best opportunities for people on the autism spectrum
  • Australia's largest national provider of autism-specific educational services
  • Full time role, negotiable
  • Maximum term contract to 2024
  • Excellent tax effective PBI salary packaging benefits
  • Located at Aspect Vern Barnett School at Forestville, NSW
  • Senior leadership role, to suit applicants seeking Assistant Principal or Deputy Principal level roles
Aspect is committed to providing an autism friendly workplace and supporting an inclusive and diverse workforce. It is through this commitment that we encourage and welcome applicants from all backgrounds to apply.

Aspect's School Network: Autism Spectrum Australia (Aspect) has grown to become Australia's largest national educational program for children on the autism spectrum, with nine independent schools operating from 67 locations in NSW and South Australia catering to approximately 1,200 students. Aspect is looking for a passionate, enthusiastic and flexible Education leader to work as a member of our student-centred, multi-disciplinary education team.

What you will do: Lead and collaborate with a team of specialists including teachers, teacher's aides, school therapists, coordinators, administrators and other Aspect staff to deliver our evidence-informed, student focused autism-specific approach - the Aspect Comprehensive Approach [ACA]. Use a student-centred and family-focused approach to ensure the delivery of quality educational standards. As a core member of the school's Leadership Team, you will lead and develop the Education team and work with families and other members of the school community.

About the School: Aspect Vern Barnett School provides placement for approximately 120 students on the autism spectrum from ages 4 to 16 years from Forestville, as well as from five satellite classes within the Catholic and Department of Education schools in Sydney’s northern suburbs.

Key Responsibilities:
  • Assist Principal with leading and planning the operational running of the school
  • Assist the Principal to lead, develop and support staff team to implement the NSW Curriculum creatively to meet the individual learning needs of the students.
  • Lead on high quality implementation of the ACA across the school to address specific individual needs
  • Provide regular coaching, support and supervision to staff team to improve practice
  • Manage staff operational issues and support Principal with performance management
  • Develop knowledge/practice from other professionals in collaboration with the school's Leadership Team
  • Develop and maintain positive and effective working relationships with staff/colleagues
  • Coordinate other school initiatives, events, programs and activities as required
What we are looking for:
  • To provide for consistency of support across the school, we are ideally looking for a candidate available to work full time (38 hrs per week). We would consider 4 days a week for the right candidate.
  • Recognised University or Tertiary teaching qualifications as determined by NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA)
  • Registration with NSW NESA
  • Proven ability to collaborate effectively with others
  • Demonstrated leadership abilities including team support
  • Demonstrated leadership skills in leading and managing change
  • Experience working with students with autism or neurodiversity desirable
  • Experience in developing and applying curriculum for students with autism or neurodiversity preferred
  • NSW Working With Children Check for paid employment
  • Depending on the school's location/requirements it may be essential to have a current driver's licence (per relevant state legislation)
  • A Light Rigid (LR) driver's licence is desirable
  • You may be required to provide an International Police Check clearance
What we offer: As a Public Benevolent Institution (PBI), Aspect employees receive tax-effective salary packaging opportunities including $15,899 each year tax free. This means you can increase the value of your take-home pay.

To apply: Please attach your resume and complete the candidate questionnaire as part of Aspect's online recruitment process. Cover letter is optional.

Closing date: Tuesday, 20th April 2021 at 5pm.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are encouraged to apply.

Enquiries should be directed to: Laura Guille, Business Manager, Aspect Vern Barnett School on 0434 490 065.

More information about Aspect: .

Autism Spectrum Australia (Aspect) is committed to providing an environment free from abuse, neglect and exploitation of the people we support.

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Aspect Australia

Forestville, NSW

Education, Childcare & Training


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