Special Education Principal - Aspect Western Sydney School - world leading Autism specific school, Wetherill Park, NSW

Job No: ASPECT760
Location: Wetherill Park, NSW

  • Exciting leadership opportunity
  • Australia's largest national provider of autism-specific educational services
  • Commencing Term 1, 2019
  • Excellent tax effective PBI salary packaging benefits
  • Based at Aspect Western Sydney School, Wetherill Park, NSW with sites across the region
  • Long established school with strong community connections

About Aspect: Autism Spectrum Australia (Aspect) has grown to become Australia's largest national educational program for children on the autism spectrum, with 9 independent schools operating from 50 locations in NSW and South Australia catering to over 1,000 students.

About the School: Aspect Western Sydney School provides placement for over 150 students with autism from pre-Kindergarten to year 12 operating from Wetherill Park as well as from 11 satellite classes within DEC & Catholic Schools across the Western Sydney region of NSW. 

About the role: You will lead a skilled, professional team to achieve positive outcomes for children on the autism spectrum by working collaboratively with families, specialist staff in Aspect & other education service providers.

Key Responsibilities:  

  • Provide expert educational leadership for a multi-site school community
  • Promote Aspect's vision, mission & values and uphold Aspect's family focused and person centred approaches
  • Actively contribute to the professional growth and development of Aspect’s education services
  • Lead and develop the team of Coordinators, Teachers & Teacher's Aides
  • Work with Aspect Therapy to provide Psychology, Speech Pathology & Occupational Therapy services
  • Support and implement Aspect's Strategic Plan and achieve KPIs
  • Work with Aspect's Fundraising team and Parents & Friends group
  • Deliver quality teaching & learning programs and comply with relevant legislation
  • Promote the school and needs of people with on the autism spectrum and liaise with government, other service providers and the wider community

Skills, experience & qualifications:

  • Recognised tertiary teacher qualifications and registration with NESA
  • Special Education, educational leadership and /or disability qualifications desirable at a Masters level
  • Professional experience working with students on the autism spectrum or of intellectual disability
  • Experience in successfully managing teams in the education sector including multi-disciplinary teams (special education services preferred)
  • Proven ability to work with government and/or the corporate sector to secure funding
  • Proven ability to financially manage a school
  • Outstanding organisational, interpersonal and communication skills
  • Demonstrated ability to manage and lead organisational excellence and cultural improvement
  • Adherence to the 5 principles of professional practice as set out in the Australian Professional Standards for Principals
  • NSW Working With Children Check clearance for paid employment
  • A current driver's licence, (a Light Rigid (LR) driver's licence is desirable) and use of own vehicle for business purposes

This position also requires a Police Check, which Aspect will arrange.

What we offer: Remuneration packages for Aspect Principals are based on student numbers of the school. 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. Click here for a summary of some of the benefits you can access when working at Aspect.

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To Apply: Please attach your cover letter and resume and complete the candidate questionnaire as part of Aspect's online recruitment process. 

Please submit your application as soon as possible.

Enquiries should be directed to: Elizabeth Gadek, National Director, Aspect Education on 0425 291 469. 

For more information visit: 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.

Aspect is a Public Benevolent Institution and EEO employer.  Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are encouraged to apply.

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