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Deputy National Director - Education

Autism Spectrum Australia
  • Job No: ASPECT1505
  • Australia's largest national provider of autism-specific educational services
  • Senior leadership role in Aspect Education
  • Management of a portfolio of Aspect Schools
  • Maximum term 3 year contract, full time role
  • Excellent tax effective PBI salary packaging benefits
  • Based in Chatswood from July 2022, currently in Frenchs Forest, NSW

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.  Aspect currently has 9 independent schools operating across 50 locations in NSW and South Australia that cater for over 1,200 students. We have more than 100 specialist Autism classes hosted on the grounds of partnership schools in less specialised settings.

About the role:

Provide strategic and operational management of a portfolio of Aspect’s established schools. Support the National Director, Education in the achievement of the Aspect Strategic Plan in relation to Education. To view the full position profile, please click here.

Key Responsibilities: 

  • Provide strategic leadership to achieve;
    • Aspect’s strategic goals of School programs
    • Student and family satisfaction and staff engagement
    • Service development and growth
    • Financial success
    • A strong reputation for Aspect School programs
  • Take lead responsibility for curriculum and program development and implementation across Aspect’s schools.
  • Lead, motivate and develop principals to achieve their goals.
  • Champion the development and implementation of the Aspect Comprehensive Approach

Skills, experience and qualifications:

  • A qualified and experienced senior education leader with wide experience in the management of schools and ability to provide strategic insights for the development and oversight of educational systems and operations as they apply in the special needs sector
  • A proven ability working with the government and non-government national and state education sectors
  • Professional experience in working with children with special needs
  • Professional experience in working with children with autism or a related disorder an advantage
  • Excellent written and spoken communication skills with attention to detail
  • Experience in policy development and funding submissions
  • Experience in financial management of school systems an advantage
  • NSW Working with Children Check clearance for paid employment

A National Police Check clearance is a requirement and Aspect will arrange this. 

What we offer:

A competitive package will be based on relevant qualifications and experience. As a Public Benevolent Institution (PBI), Aspect employees receive tax-effective salary packaging opportunities including $15,899 each year tax free, increasing the value of your take-home pay. Click here for a summary of some of the benefits you can access when working at Aspect.

To apply:

Please include your resume, a cover letter and complete the candidate questionnaire as part of Aspect's online recruitment process.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are encouraged to apply.

COVID-19 Vaccination is a condition of employment for all staff in Autism Spectrum Australia (Aspect). For some roles, covered by Public Health Orders, the requirement is for staff to have two doses and the additional COVID-19 Booster. As part of the recruitment/interview process Aspect is collecting information related to your vaccination status to ensure we are in compliance with all government orders and directives.  

Enquiries should be directed to: Maryanne Gosling, National Director, Aspect Education in 0400 855 330.

More information about Aspect: www.autismspectrum.org.au.

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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