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Autism Queensland

About Autism Queensland

Autism Queensland is one of Australia's most experienced providers of specialised education, therapy and support services for people on the autism spectrum and their families. For further information please visit www.autismqld.com.au.

About the Role

Are you an experienced Special Education Teacher looking to join a dynamic interdisciplinary team? If so, this may be the role for you!

Based at our Sunnybank Hills campus, you will be teaching a class of up to 6 students, working collaboratively as part of an interdisciplinary team of allied health professionals, teachers and teacher aides. You will be teaching year 3-5 equivalent students, teaching the class 3 days per week (Mondays to Wednesdays) and working collaboratively for 1 day per fortnight (Thursdays or Fridays) with each home school to support their adjusted program. 

This position is being offered on a fixed-term contract for Term 4 with potential for extension or permanency. 

Responsibilities and Experience

  • Undertake assessment of children for purposes of programming and to identify appropriate level and service delivery options
  • Design, prepare and implement suitable personalised programs for each child
  • Monitor each child’s progress through observation, data collection and information exchange with parents, AQ colleagues and external stakeholders. Prepare detailed student reports on a regular basis and as required.
  • Liaise with parent(s), other carers, and relevant stakeholders. Schedule and provide regular direct contact and/or observation sessions for parents
  • Maintain accurate records of all communication regarding student needs and programs
  • Visit the alternative placement of each child to observe, support and ensure a consistent approach in both settings
  • Participate in staff meetings (some after hours) and Pupil Free Days, and scheduled Playground duty

Skills and Experience

  • Tertiary qualifications in Education and/or Special Education 
  • Current registration with the Queensland College of Teachers
  • Demonstrated experience with primary and secondary aged children with ASD and/or special needs
  • Current knowledge of theories & research regarding child development, ASD and disability
  • Demonstrated understanding of the benefits and issues related to supporting children, their families and other stakeholders in a range of settings including the child’s home
  • Demonstrated ability to work autonomously and within an interdisciplinary team
  • Proven effective interpersonal and written communication skills
  • Demonstrated commitment to working with and supporting families and other stakeholders

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

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.  You'll also enjoy the financial benefits of our generous salary sacrificing program!

If you would like further information, please contact Human Resources on (07) 3273 0074.

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