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February

Early Intervention Teacher - Rockhampton & Capricorn Coast

JOHNATHAN THURSTON ACADEMY - Rockhampton City, QLD

Education, Childcare & Training
Source: uWorkin

JOB DESCRIPTION

About Autism Queensland

We provide specialised education, therapy and support services for people of all ages on the autism spectrum and their families. For further information, please visit our website at www.autismqld.com.au.

About the Role

As a member of our state-wide interdisciplinary team, this role will provide education services for children and adults and their families living in Rockhampton and surrounding areas, to support the educational programs and outcomes of students with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). You will work collaboratively with our specialist team of experienced speech pathologists, occupational therapists, teachers and program assistants. So, this is a terrific opportunity to work in a trans-disciplinary team!

This role offers diversity and tremendous professional development opportunities in the design, implementation and delivery of programs for children and their families in both centre-based and outreach services, including school advisory visits.

Full time hours are preferred but part-time hours will be considered for the right candidate.

The role may involve some day travel in the regional area.

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

Duties & Responsibilities
  • In collaboration with all other relevant team members, design and implement programs and strategies to address the needs of individuals on the autism spectrum
  • Deliver – through both centre-based and outreach services – group and individual intervention programs which are responsive to the needs of each individual, their family and relevant educational setting
  • Establish and maintain effective collaborative relationships with all stakeholders to ensure their participation in planning, decision making and reporting
  • Lead and participate in meetings with relevant staff members and parents to discuss current concerns and collaboratively identify specific strategies for individual children
  • Prepare, facilitate and maintain assessment, observation and progress reports as required
  • Facilitate the collaborative preparation of trans-disciplinary Behavioural Support & Individual Support Plans
  • Lead, coach, supervise and provide effective performance management of Program Assistants as relevant
  • Provide training and information in areas of professional expertise for internal and external stakeholders
Skills & Experience
  • Tertiary qualifications in Education
  • Demonstrated understanding of contemporary methodologies in the provision of intervention services to children, and services for adults on the autism spectrum or with disabilities
  • Proven knowledge of child development, behaviour and learning across lifespan
  • Demonstrated understanding of the design and implementation of group and individual educational and/or therapy programs responsive to the individual needs of individuals and their families
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively with families and professionals in addressing the special needs of clients on the autism spectrum or with disabilities
  • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively within a trans-disciplinary team
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively with parents, professionals and other stakeholders, both verbally and in writing

Highly-regarded

  • Tertiary qualifications in Disability, Autism or Special Education
  • Demonstrated ability in presenting training and education programs to parents and professionals
Special Conditions
  • Current registration with Queensland College of Teachers (essential in order to provide NDIS-related services)
  • Intrastate travel and some out of normal hours’ work
  • Retention of a current open Driver’s License
  • May be required to use own vehicle for work purposes when an AQ pool vehicle is not available
  • It is the responsibility of the employee to hold a current, recognized Provide 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
  • 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. You'll also enjoy the financial benefits of our generous salary sacrificing program!

How To Apply

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

1. a brief cover letter identifying the reasons you are applying and demonstrating your suitability for the role;

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

3. Details of current professional registration, Blue Card or Yellow Card if/as relevant. 

Applications will close once suitable candidates have been shortlisted.

Rockhampton City, QLD

Education, Childcare & Training




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