First listed on: 28 May 2024

Head of Research, Executive Position


About the AEIOU Foundation

At AEIOU Foundation for Children with Autism, we have a simple yet sincere goal: to provide early intervention that enables children with autism to live their best lives.  It’s how we do it that sets us apart from everybody else.  

AEIOU is a profit-for-purpose organisation, established in 2005 to deliver high-quality therapy and care. Our family-centred program supports children with autism to develop essential life skills, independence, and confidence.  

AEIOU’s Research & Assessment team integrates research projects and clinical assessments of children with our therapy and care service to help us better understand the needs and strengths of the children and families we support.

Our database of over 1,000 records is Australia’s largest data source on children with autism under six years of age. 

Head of Research, Executive Position

Work as part of an innovative Not for Profit, with a strong culture and values proposition, in an environment that is genuinely a great place to work.

  • Lead a professional team across our research and assessment services and be recognised as a key Executive Member of our organisation.
  • This is a permanent, full-time position based in our Spring Hill Office, Brisbane.
  • An attractive Salary Package is available for the successful candidate and will consider experience and qualifications. AEIOU employees are entitled to the highest cap of Not-for-Profit salary packaging benefits of up to $15,900.
  • Five (5) weeks annual leave, plus the option to purchase additional leave.
  • Relocation package considered as required.
  • Subsidised Car parking, financial service recognitions, and a strong Employee Assistance Program (EAP) for both you and your immediate family are amongst some of the initiatives offered by AEIOU.
As part of the Executive Leadership Team, the Head of Research performs a key role in setting and reviewing AEIOU’s research strategy by providing direction, leadership and advice to other ELT members, the CEO and Board.  

Overseeing of the team’s delivery of gold-standard clinical assessments to autistic children, you will use the data collected to drive research, understand and evaluate AEIOU’s program, and contribute to setting the strategic priorities of the AEIOU Foundation. 

You will provide a high level of support and supervision to your team of research and clinical assessment professionals, including mentoring and coaching of emerging talent, and foster and facilitate relationships with other collaborators including national research centres, key academics and industry researchers. 

Our Head of Research will:

  • Be a strong people leader, who is invested in the mission, objectives and culture of The AEIOU Foundation.
  • Demonstrate a detailed and in-depth understanding of the current autism and/or early learning research environment.
  • Demonstrate experience in managing clinical outcome data as it relates to behaviour and intellectual assessments of young children.
  • Evidence their approach to leading a high-performing professional team and mentoring and enhancing competencies across quantitative assessment and research practices.
  • Be professionally registered and qualified across psychology, special education, or related discipline, combined with a PhD or other relevant post graduate qualification(s). A Doctorate in Philosophy or similar would be highly recognised.

We must share with you key compliance requirements within our Industry

  • This position will require a current open Driver’s License
  • A National Police Check will be undertaken for the successful applicant.
  • This position may require a COVID-19 vaccination certificate or approved exemption.
  • You must be eligible for a clearance in Working with Children (Blue Card)
  • You must be eligible for a NDIS Working Screening Check (Yellow Card)

How to Apply  

Please submit your application at your earliest convenience by attaching your resume and cover letter.  

We encourage candidates to submit their application as early as possible as our screening process has commenced.

We look forward to hearing from you, and about your journey and alignment with AEIOU.

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