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Together, we’re inspired by a different brilliant – understanding, engaging and celebrating the strengths, interests and aspirations of people on the autism spectrum. Whether you’re helping us in shared services or working directly with the people we support, you will be committed to our person-centred, evidence-informed environment. You’ll go the extra mile and will never lose sight of what’s possible. In return, we’ll recognise your achievements, support your development and help you achieve the right balance between work and life.

Current opportunities at Aspect

Why work at Aspect?

Be proud every day

Start and end every day knowing that you’re doing something amazing. We celebrate the achievements of the people we support and take pride in organisational, professional and personal success.

Connect with specialists who respect your work

Whether working independently or collaborating as a team, you’ll be connecting with highly skilled and like-minded people who will support you and value your strengths.

Reach higher; expand your autism expertise

As you go the extra mile, we’ll recognise your achievements and support your development.

Put people first and embrace flexibility (for appropriate roles)

We’re a truly person-centred organisation, so flexibility is a must – both for you and for the people you support.

Our Purpose - a different brilliant®

Our CEO, Adrian Ford, shares with us Aspect's Purpose:

a different brilliant®- understanding, engaging & celebrating the strengths, interests & aspirations of people on the autism spectrum.

Benefits of working at Aspect

As a Public Benevolent Institution (PBI), Aspect provides all employees with the option to access Salary Sacrifice arrangements as a way to increase your take-home pay. The more you salary package, the more you’ll increase your take-home pay. The top three most popular expenses to salary package are:

General living expenses

You can nominate up to $15,900 per Fringe Benefits Tax (FBT) year of your pre-tax income to cover your regular expenses such as:

  • Rent or mortgage payments
  • Credit card and personal loan payment
  • Household utilities such as gas and electricity
  • Any general living expenses such as groceries, clothing, petrol

Entertainment Benefits

You can also nominate an additional $2,650 per FBT year to cover entertainment expenses such as:

  • Dining expenses
  • Taxi fares to and from the restaurant
  • Holiday accommodation
  • Reception venue hire and catering costs

Buying a car with a Novated Lease

You can reduce your pre-tax income to cover the cost of purchasing and running your own car.

Salary Solutions is the company that administers our salary packaging and they can provide you with advice about your personal circumstances, calculators that show you how salary packaging works and offer additional benefits to staff

  • Paid Parental Leave
  • Paid Study Leave
  • Health & Wellbeing Program
  • Biennial staff engagement survey to give you an opportunity for feedback
  • Purchasing of Leave
  • 12 weeks Long Service Leave after 10 years’ service
  • 3 weeks sick/carer’s leave
  • Employee Referral Program

Employee Assistance Program

Aspect actively supports the wellbeing and mental health of our employees with many initiatives which includes an employee assistance program (EAP). The purpose of the employee assistance program is to provide staff with short term and solution based counselling during challenging times. Counselling can provide the opportunity to talk things through, very often relieving emotional pressure and clearing the way for solutions and next steps. This program makes available a network of independent, professional counsellors which is confidential, free of charge to staff and is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Work Life Balance

Aspect recognises the importance of a healthy life/work balance. We have a growing mobile workforce and large number of part-time employees. Our flexible work policy provides for a number of options including:

  • Providing alternative work arrangements
  • Work from home
  • Job sharing
  • Purchasing additional leave

Decisions about flexible work arrangements are considered on a case by case basis having regard to the employees’ circumstances and Aspect’s business requirements.

We are passionate about people, about being positive, and about what’s possible. Here at Aspect, we enthusiastically support our people through comprehensive onboarding, compliance training, professional & career development and tailored training opportunities using a wide variety of training delivery methods.

Whether you have prior experience or are new to Autism, we offer a range of learning programs and development opportunities to support ethical and evidence-informed person-centred practice and the Aspect Comprehensive Approach. Aspect provides development opportunities for people who want to be great at what they do, want to develop in new areas, or want to progress into more senior roles.

Additional learning & development opportunities for Aspect staff include:

  • An on-demand library of online courseware covering a diverse range of subjects.
  • The Aspect Supported Study Program, granting successful applicants with up to 12 additional paid study leave days to support them in completing their own professional qualifications.
  • Participation in academic research projects or conferences, and accessibility to grants or fellowships through the Aspect Research unit.

We value the thoughts and feedback from all of our staff as a means to gauge Aspect’s organisational health. We actively seek feedback from our staff through regular staff engagement feedback surveys including the externally-managed Voice survey every 2 years. The results of surveys directly influence our organisational strategic and business plans. Aspect staff consistently acknowledge their high alignment with the organisational vision, mission and values, and passion for Aspect and the work we do consistently ranks higher than that of other organisations.

By sharing your perspective and experience of working at Aspect, you help to direct our focus, resources and energies and ensure that Aspect continues to be a great place to work.

Spirit of Aspect awards

At Aspect, we strive to live by our values – we are passionate about people, about being positive and about what’s possible. Each year, in recognition of those staff who demonstrate exemplary practice in applying Aspect’s values in their day to day work, the Spirit of Aspect Awards are presented at the AGM. The staff are nominated for these awards by their colleagues, students, participants or families, and the recipients are selected by a committee representing senior management and the Board.

Aspect’s success depends on many factors. One of the most important is the commitment of our staff to Aspect’s inspiration, vision, mission and values. Our goal at Aspect is to go beyond formal policies and procedures so each of us takes ownership of our own vision, mission and values. We must be open to challenges about what we do in order to become the person-centred, family-focused, and customer-driven organisation we want to be, which puts the people we work with at the centre of everything we do. Aspect’s Staff Code of Conduct helps guide the behaviour of our staff to achieve this.

Code of Conduct Booklet

What you need to apply for a role at Aspect

Aspect is committed to providing an environment free from abuse, neglect and exploitation of the people we support. Safeguarding our participants and staff is of the highest importance to Aspect and depending on the role you are applying for there are a range of pre-employment/background checks which may be required.

At Aspect, we value diversity and encourage applicants from all cultures or backgrounds to apply for vacant positions.

To be eligible to work with us, you must be legally entitled to work in Australia. If you are not an Australian citizen, this means you must hold a valid Australian visa with suitable work rights.

As part of Aspect's online recruitment process, you will be asked to describe your right to work in Australia. If you are a non-Australian citizen but hold a valid Australian work visa, you must also consent to a VEVO check (Visa Entitlement Verification Online) to confirm your visa status and any condition or work limitation attached to your visa.

If you do not hold a valid visa, there are very limited opportunities for sponsorship. Aspect would only consider sponsoring a work visa if there was a genuine business need and have been unable to hire an Australian employee for the role after undertaking specific and prescriptive Labour Market Testing and the organisation is able to meet the conditions and obligations of the specific visa sponsorship program.

Required for all student/participant related roles and for other roles depending on the nature of duties. Process and requirements will depend on state-based legislation. Cost of obtaining this is not paid for by Aspect.

Required for all roles in Aspect other than for Aspect Education but is applicable to School Principals. Cost of obtaining this is paid for by Aspect.

Required for all student/participant related roles in Aspect (e.g. teacher, teacher's aide, support worker, regional coordinator, health professional) where a candidate has been overseas for a period of 6 months or greater. Cost of obtaining this is not paid for by Aspect.

Required for all roles to evaluate the physical capacity to safely perform the critical requirements of a role. Depending on the nature of the role, candidates will either complete an on-line questionnaire or attend a pre-employment functional assessment. Cost of obtaining this is paid for by Aspect.

Required for staff working for Aspect in Victoria in disability services and is in addition to a Working With Children Checks, National Police Checks and International Police Check clearances. No cost.

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