While DAS provides support for over 3,500 students, it is estimated that there are 23,000 students from preschool to secondary school with dyslexia severe enough to warrant intervention. DAS is therefore at the tip of the iceberg in terms of our potential client base. Additionally, there is tremendous potential for growth in the region as well as support for clients who have associated specific learning differences.
DAS has grown in size by five times in the last seven years. In a rapidly growing organisation, opportunities abound for staff who are willing to take on challenges and responsibilities.
While a not-for-profit organisation, DAS is first and foremost a professional organisation delivering professional services to our clients. Our emphasis is therefore on the continued professional development of ALL staff. Selected staff will also have opportunities for higher education scholarships as well as to pioneer research. A comprehensive training pathway is offered to our professional staff and further qualifications are available for those staff who wish to continue to develop in the field of special needs.
Staff who are on sessional employment will receive the same training as full-time staff.
In 2013, DAS signed the Tripartite Alliance for Fair & Progressive Employment Practices (TAFEP) pledge, signifying our commitment to fostering an inclusive workplace.
DAS is dedicated to creating an inclusive learning environment for colleagues through staff education and training. Using the Universal Design for Learning principles, our staff are taught to appreciate individual differences and identify barriers that might impede their colleagues’ learning and performance.
View our DAS staff wellbeing statements here