Principal - Aspect Vern Barnett School

Permanent full-time job recruited via Autism Spectrum Australia ( )
Job Reference ASPECT1010
LocationForestville NSW, Australia
Type Full-Time
Status Permanent
Contact Elizabeth Gadek
0425 291 469

About this job

Some of your key responsibilities will include (but not be limited to):  

  • Provide expert educational leadership for a multi-site school community;
  • Promote Aspect's vision, mission and values and uphold Aspect's family focused and person centred approaches;
  • Lead and develop a team of Coordinators, Teachers and Teacher's Aides;
  • Work with Aspect's Fundraising team and Parents and Friends group;
  • Oversee the delivery of quality teaching and 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; and
  • Work with a Business Manager to coordinate the operational functions of the school.

To view the full position description, please click here.

What you need to succeed

To be considered for this position you will be an experienced, tertiary qualified teacher that is either currently registered with the NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA), or eligible to apply if successful in your application.

Ideally you will also hold additional qualifications in special education, education leadership or disability services, however this is not mandatory providing you can demonstrate some previous experience working in special education. Any experience working specifically with students on the autism spectrum or with an intellectual disability, will be highly regarded.

This is a fantastic opportunity for an experienced Principal looking to move into special education and/or someone currently working in educational leadership as a Deputy/Assistant Principal/Head of Department, looking for a chance to take the next step up in their career. 

A genuine interest and desire to work in special education is essential to be considered for this position. We are looking for a visionary leader - someone who can think strategically and display resilience and focus whilst working at an executive level. You will work collaboratively with staff to improve teaching and learning opportunities and services and engage effectively with internal and external stakeholders, including families and children enrolled at the school.

Prior to commencement, you will need to hold/obtain the following:

  • 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; and
  • A National Police Check clearance (Aspect will arrange this). You may be required to provide an International Police Check clearance.

About the benefits

A generous remuneration package is on offer for this position based on the skills and experience you are bringing to the role. 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.

Relocation assistance is also negotiable for this position, should you be moving to Sydney from inter or intra-state.

Opportunities like this don't come around often so don't wait! To apply, please attach your resume and complete the candidate questionnaire as part of Aspect's online recruitment process. 

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are encouraged to apply.

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

Autism Spectrum Australia (Aspect) is committed to providing an environment free from abuse, neglect and exploitation of the people we support.