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Following the announcement of a merger in February 2020, Deaf Services and the Deaf Society became Australia's largest 'whole of life' service provider, delivering support to Deaf, deafblind and hard of hearing Australians.

About Us

With a vision of individuals and community that are empowered, connected and achieving, Deaf Services and the Deaf Society delivers programs and supports to enable the Deaf Community to live full and independent lives.

Deaf Services and the Deaf Society works with all Australians to create a more inclusive and accessible community through information referrals, advocacy and education.

With a history  of working with Deaf Australians, we continue to deliver for the community as a registered service provider under the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS), and an approved provider of home care for seniors.

 

Current Vacancies


Disability and Aged Care Support Worker 

Deaf Services and The Deaf Society are currently seeking dedicated Disability and Aged Care Support Worker’s to provide support for Deaf and hard of hearing individuals within the Cairns and surrounding regions.

About the Role

Our Aged Care Support Workers are responsible for providing high quality care to the elderly across a range of in-home care services. The position provides person centred care including meal preparation, cleaning and shopping with clients as well as supporting clients to engage in community life.

The role require candidates who are reliable, able to work independently, have great communication and interpersonal skills and are passionate about truly making a difference to participant’s lives.

Selection Criteria

The ideal candidates will have:

Essential:

  • NDIS Worker Screening Card, or willingness to obtain this prior to commencement (or Police Check for Aged Care Support Worker roles)
  • Current Driver’s Licence and use of private car
  • Ability to communicate in Auslan (or willingness to learn)
  • Understanding of privacy and confidentiality issues
  • First Aid Certificate (or willingness to obtain certificate within 3 months of commencing employment)
  • Certificate III in Community Services (Disability/Aged Care/Community Services) or other relevant qualification (or equivalent work experience)
  • Completed NDIS Worker Orientation (Disability Support Worker roles only)
  • Experience working with deaf and hard of hearing people (desirable)

Joining Deaf Services you will be provided with:

  • Flexibility in hours
  • Supportive and inclusive team environment
  • Ongoing training and development support
  • Salary Packaging benefits (reduction in taxable income)
  • Position with purpose, rewarding position whereby you will be making a difference!

Next Steps

Applicants are required to complete a cover letter addressing the selection criteria, an application form and a current resume and email to hr@deafservices.org.au 

For further information please email hr@deafservices.org.au 

Applications close when the position has been filled

You will be required to have a current NDIS Worker Check to be able to commence employment in this position.

Position Description: Disability Support Worker

Position Description: Aged Care Support Worker

 


Support Coordinator Canberra

About the Support Coordination Team:

The Support Coordination team provides support for Deaf and hard of hearing customers to live independently, understand and make the best use of manage their daily NDIS plan, and ensures that customers are connected with services so they are empowered to achieve their goals, skills, and aspirations. Our team culture is positive and respectful with a focus on supporting each other to deliver high quality services to participants in a compassionate and caring way.

The Role

This role will support deaf, deafblind and hard of hearing NDIS participants to engage with the NDIS, including unpacking their NDIS plans, connecting them to services and building their skills.  You will support customers to achieve their short and long term goals in a person-centred way.

Fluency in Auslan and ability to communicate with staff and participants in Auslan will be highly regarded.  

To be successful in this role you will need:

Essential  

  • Passionate about provision of high quality person centred supports for our Deaf and hard of hearing individuals 
  • Knowledge of the National Disability Insurance Scheme 
  • Strong sense of initiative and time management skills
  • Lived experience of disability (your own or someone else’s) 
  • Knowledge of the Deaf community 
  • Effective communication and interpersonal skills 
  • Ability to work both independently and as a part of a team 
  • Knowledge of the Disability Inclusion Act 2014 (NSW) and NDIS Code of Conduct 
  • Completed NDIS Worker Orientation 
  • Fluency in Auslan
  • NDIS Worker Screening, or commitment to obtain this prior to starting in the role

Desirable  

  • Relevant qualification such as a minimum of Cert IV in Disability Services 
  • Experience in disability service and business management 
  • Excellent communication skills and demonstrated ability to engage with participants, their families and service providers 
  • Good computer skills 
  • Experience working with deaf and hard of hearing people 

Benefits

As a not-for-profit, Deaf Services offers a range of benefits including salary packaging, reduced taxable income and membership to Team Advantage, our staff benefits program.

Next steps

Applicants are required to complete a cover letter addressing the selection criteria, an application form and a current resume via SEEK, or if applying via our websites, please email hr@deafservices.org.au .

For further information please email hr@deafservices.org.au or phone: 02 8833 3600.

Position Description

 


Lifestyle Support Worker - Sydney

Deaf Services and The Deaf Society are currently seeking dedicated Disability Support Worker’s to provide support for Deaf and hard of hearing individuals to live independently, manage their daily activities and to maximise inclusion in community and social activities.

The Role

You will be responsible for supporting our participants to develop desired skills as set out in their individual and NDIS plan such as cooking, nutrition, personal care, budgeting, shopping, domestic skills, maintaining tenancy, and using public transport. 

We are seeking dedicated support workers who are reliable, able to work independently, have great communication and interpersonal skills and are passionate about truly making a difference to Deaf Services participant’s lives. 

The ideal candidate will have:

  • NDIS Worker Screening Card (or willingness to obtain this prior to commencement) 
  • Completed NDIS Worker Orientation 
  • Current Driver’s Licence and use of private car 
  • Ability to communicate in Auslan (or willingness to learn) 
  • Understanding of privacy and confidentiality issues 
  • First Aid Certificate (or willingness to obtain certificate within 3 months of commencing employment) 
  • Certificate III in Individual Support (Disability/Aged Care) or other relevant qualification (desirable) 
  • Experience working with deaf and hard of hearing people (desirable) 

Joining our team, you will be provided with:

  • Flexibility in hours 
  • Supportive and inclusive team environment 
  • Ongoing training and development support 
  • Salary Packaging benefits (reduction in taxable income) 
  • Position with purpose, rewarding position whereby you will be making a difference! 
  • Hourly Casual Rate: $28.57 - $37.54 per hour + penalties (dependent on qualification and experience) 

Benefits

As a not-for-profit, Deaf Services offers a range of benefits including salary packaging, reduced taxable income and membership to our staff benefits program.

Next steps

Applicants are required to complete a cover letter addressing the selection criteria, an application form and a current resume via SEEK, or if applying via our websites, please email hr@deafservices.org.au .

For further information please email hr@deafservices.org.au or phone: 02 8833 3600

Applications close when the position has been filled

Deaf Services is an equal opportunity employer.

Position Description

 


Lifestyle Support Worker - ACT

Deaf Services and The Deaf Society are currently seeking dedicated Disability Support Worker’s to provide support for Deaf and hard of hearing individuals to live independently, manage their daily activities and to maximise inclusion in community and social activities.

The Role

You will be responsible for supporting our participants to develop desired skills as set out in their individual and NDIS plan such as cooking, nutrition, personal care, budgeting, shopping, domestic skills, maintaining tenancy, and using public transport.

We are seeking dedicated support workers who are reliable, able to work independently, have great communication and interpersonal skills and are passionate about truly making a difference to Deaf Services participant’s lives.

The ideal candidate will have:

  • NDIS Worker Screening Card (or willingness to obtain this prior to commencement) 
  • Completed NDIS Worker Orientation 
  • Current Driver’s Licence and use of private car 
  • Ability to communicate in Auslan (or willingness to learn) 
  • Understanding of privacy and confidentiality issues 
  • First Aid Certificate (or willingness to obtain certificate within 3 months of commencing employment) 
  • Certificate III in Individual Support (Disability/Aged Care) or other relevant qualification (desirable) 
  • Experience working with deaf and hard of hearing people (desirable) 

Joining our team, you will be provided with:

  • Flexibility in hours 
  • Supportive and inclusive team environment 
  • Ongoing training and development support 
  • Salary Packaging benefits (reduction in taxable income) 
  • Position with purpose, rewarding position whereby you will be making a difference! 
  • Hourly Casual Rate: $28.57 - $37.54 per hour + penalties (dependent on qualification and experience) 

Benefits

As a not-for-profit, Deaf Services offers a range of benefits including salary packaging, reduced taxable income and membership to our staff benefits program.

Next steps

Applicants are required to complete a cover letter addressing the selection criteria, an application form and a current resume via SEEK, or if applying via our websites, please email hr@deafservices.org.au .

For further information please email hr@deafservices.org.au or phone: 02 8833 3600

Applications close when the position has been filled

Deaf Services is an equal opportunity employer.

Position Description

 

 


Ageing Well Support Worker - Sydney

About the Ageing Well Team:

Ageing Well provides support to the Deaf and hard of hearing community for clients 65 yrs and over to maintain an independent lifestyle in their own homes. Our Ageing Well team provides a range of in-home care, support and services to achieve client goals and aspirations. Our team culture is positive and respectful with a focus on supporting each other to deliver high quality services to clients in a compassionate and caring way.

As an Ageing Well Support Worker, you will be an integral part of a team that prides itself on delivering quality care and achieving outcomes for clients in line with the Aged Care quality standards.

About the Role:

Ageing Well currently has a vacancy for a dedicated casual support worker in Sydney who is committed to providing high quality care to the elderly across a range of in home care services. Hours vary from Monday to Friday with occasional weekend or after hours work. The role would suit a person experienced in working with the elderly providing person centred care including meal preparation, cleaning and shopping with clients as well as supporting clients to engage in community life.

A willingness to learn Auslan and communicate with clients in Auslan will be highly regarded. 

Selection Criteria:

Essential:

  • Certificate III in Community Services (Disability/Aged Care/Community Services) or other relevant qualification (or equivalent work experience);
  • Effective communication skills, including the ability to communicate in Auslan (or willingness to learn within 3 months of commencing employment);
  • First Aid Certificate or willingness to obtain certificate within 3 months of commencing employment;
  • Current Queensland Driver’s License ;
  • Knowledge of the Aged Care Quality Standards and Consumer Directed Care (CDC); and
  • Use of private car may be necessary as part of your work

Desirable:

  • Experience working with Deaf people
  • Experience working with older people and an understanding of the support needs of aged people
  • Experience working as part of a team

Benefits:

As a not-for-profit, Deaf Services offers a range of benefits including salary packaging, reduced taxable income and membership to Team Advantage, our staff benefits program.

Next steps:

Applicants are required to complete a cover letter addressing the selection criteria, an application form and a current resume and email to hr@deafservices.org.au .

For further information please email hr@deafservices.org.au or phone: 07 3892 8587.

Applications close when the position has been filled


 

 

Assistant Accountant

  • Growing Organisation – Career and Development Opportunities
  • Work from Home and Office - Part-time or Full-time hours available (min 30 hours per week)
  • Fantastic salary packaging opportunities (increased take home pay)

Deaf Services and The Deaf Society (DS) are currently seeking an experienced Assistant Accountant with strong administrative and analytically skills to join our dynamic and inclusive Finance team. We are in a very exciting growth phase at DS with a strong focus on innovation and process improvement.

 

About the Role

Supporting the Accounting – Team Lead, your role will be responsible for providing timely, efficient and accurate management accountant reports. In this varied and busy role will you will prepare, present and process financial transactions and provide summary, comparative and estimate information and advice to the Accounting Team Lead on the organisations financial position and related matters.

If you pride yourself on your strong attention to detail, efficient time management and drive to deliver high quality outcomes, we want to hear from you.

 

About You

To be successful in this role you will have:

  • Demonstrated experience in general administration, regulatory and compliance work
  • Intermediate skills in Microsoft Office Suite particularly Excel
  • Ability to prioritise, coordinate and manage multiple tasks simultaneously
  • Ability to work under pressure, flexible approach to implement changes as the need and opportunity arise
  • Proven ability to maintain confidentiality
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong stakeholder management skills at all levels
  • Ability to work with minimal supervision
  • Qualifications in Finance/Accounting

It will also be advantageous if you have:

  • Auslan skills (or willingness to learn)
  • Experience with AX accounting software or similar ERP software applications

 

About Us

In October 2020 Deaf Services Limited and the Deaf Society merged to form Australia’s largest whole-of-life service provider for the Deaf, deafblind and hard of hearing communities.

With shared history, vision and strengths, as well as over 200 years of proven community support, Deaf Services and the Deaf Society stands with the Deaf community - delivering services across the east coast as well as Auslan interpreting and advocacy nationally. This is an exciting time for the organisation as we drastically increase our scope and enter a period of dynamic growth.

  • We offer an attractive benefits program including:
  • Salary packaging, enabling you to make huge savings on tax and maximise your pay
  • Flexible working arrangements, including working from home options
  • Discount membership to gyms and facilities throughout Australia
  • Free annual flu vaccinations
  • Free comprehensive online learning portal
  • Financial support to learn Auslan and gain nationally recognised qualifications through our own Registered Training Organisation
  • Free financial wellness support through our default super fund

Join our innovative, collaborative and supportive team and know that your contribution is making a difference to the lives of Deaf and hard of hearing Australians.

 

How to Apply

Please submit your application by emailing hr@deafservices.org.au.

To apply you must submit the following:

  • Either a Cover Letter or Auslan recording outlining how your skills and experience meet the position requirements as outlined in the position description (no more than 1.5 pages or 5 min Auslan recording)
  • An up-to-date resume including your name, contact details, employment history and qualifications.

If you have further questions about the role you can contact Human Resources on hr@deafservices.org.au

Application closing date: Thursday 30th September 2021

 

Position Description