Early Intervention Teacher - Mackay & Coalfields


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AQ provides 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

Based at Autism Queensland's Mackay Centre, a permanent opportunity has become available to work as part of a dynamic trans-disciplinary team providing early intervention services to young children with a diagnosis of autism.

This role offers diversity and tremendous professional development opportunities in the design, implementation and delivery of programs for children and their families in centre-based services, and includes visits to local kindergartens, day care centres and home visits.

This position is being offered preferably on a permanent Full-time basis, but Part-time will be considered for the right candidate. Hours are 8:30am - 4:30pm, Monday to Friday. Can accommodate an immediate start if preferred.

The role will 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 primarily through centre-based early intervention group programs, and potentially through 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 and Individual Support Plans
  • Lead, coach, supervise and provide effective performance management of Program Assistants where relevant
  • Provide training and information in areas of professional expertise for internal and external stakeholders
Skills & Experience
  • Bachelor of Early Childhood (3 year degree minimum)
  • Demonstrated understanding of contemporary methodologies in the provision of intervention services to children on the autism spectrum or with disabilities
  • Proven knowledge of child development, behaviour and learning.
  • Demonstrated understanding of the design and implementation of group educational 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

  • 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
  • Work for an organisation whose vision is to create a life of participation, opportunity and choice for people on the autism spectrum.
  • Be part of a multi-disciplinary team and work collaboratively with Specialist Teachers, Speech Pathologists & Occupational Therapists.
  • Great work-life balance
  • Inspiring workplace with passionate and supportive colleagues and leaders.
  • Enjoy the financial benefits of our generous salary sacrificing program
  • Great professional development and opportunity to further develop your skills in a variety of areas such as advisory roles
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 QLD professional teaching registration

Telephone enquiries to Human Resources on (07) 3273 0027.