Work with Us

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


Human Resource Business Partner

  • Work/Life Balance (Mix of work from home/office)
  • Fantastic salary packaging opportunities (increased take home pay)
  • Work from Brisbane/Sydney or Melbourne

Are you looking for a change in 2022? Looking for a role with purpose in a growing community organisation that focuses on making a difference? Are you seeking a HR Career with impact within an inclusive culture? If so, this may be the perfect role for you!!

About the Role

Deaf Services and The Deaf Society (DS) is currently seeking an experienced Human Resource Partner who is passionate about inclusivity, problem solving and working collaboratively.

Our People and Culture team, are a diverse group that enjoy the role we play in making Our DS a great place to work. Reporting to the CPCP, you will partner with our business managers to provide expert guidance and support relating to all facets of human resources. Your role will be pivotal in delivery of HR strategy, policies and initiatives in line with DS strategic objectives.

Given DS rapid growth, the role will also take a lead in exciting innovation and change projects.

About You

In your application, let us know that you have these key skills:

  • Experience within a human resources environment partnering with Business Managers in the delivery of human resource management solutions
  • Experience managing complex and sensitive organisational people management issues.
  • A good working knowledge of employment legislation & interpretation of awards including Work Health and Safety practices and legislation
  • Demonstrated organisational and time management skills, ability to plan and prioritise workload
  • Well-developed interpersonal and communication skills with the ability to collaborate, coach and influence managers
  • Ability to analyse, collate and present summary information and recommendations to senior management

You should also let us know if you have these other great skills:

  • An understanding of the community or not for profit sector
  • Auslan skills, or willingness to learn
  • Project Management skills

Benefits

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: TBC

Deaf Services is an equal opportunity employer. The successful candidate will require XXXXXXX

Position Application Form

Position Description


Receptionist Parramatta

  • Fulltime Position
  • Fantastic salary packaging opportunities (increased take home pay)
  • Friendly and Supportive Team

Deaf Services and The Deaf Society (DS) are currently seeking a self-motivated and friendly Receptionist to be the first point of contact for Deaf Services and The Deaf Society’s customers and visitors in our Parramatta office.  

About the Role

This is not your standard receptionist position!  Reporting into the People and Culture team, you are not only the first point of contact for all general DS queries but your role also supports the People and Culture (and greater DS) team in administration support, reporting, management of office supplies and other tasks as required.

If you are looking for a receptionist role with variety and your strengths are your positivity, self-motivation and fantastic people skills, this is the role for you!

About You

To be successful in this role you will have:

  • Demonstrated experience in front desk management
  • Experience in a customer service role with a focus on answering telephones and welcoming customers
  • Demonstrated organisational and time management skills, ability to multi-task, plan and prioritise workload
  • Demonstrated ability to interact positively with all levels of stakeholders
  • Demonstrated ability to work well in a team as well as autonomously
  • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively and coordinate information channels within the team and other business areas
  • Ability to communicate in Auslan (Applicants with basic skills or are currently studying Auslan are encouraged to apply)

It will also be advantageous if you have:

  • An understanding of the community or not for profit sector

Benefits

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: 10th December 2021

Deaf Services is an equal opportunity employer. The successful candidate will require a NDIS WC and a working with children check (applicable to the state they are working in) prior to commencement.

Position Application Form

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.

The Role

Ageing Well currently has a vacancy for a casual support worker in the Sydney’s Northern Beaches 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 personal care, meal preparation, cleaning and shopping with clients as well as supporting clients to engage in community life.

Capacity to communicate with clients in Auslan will be highly regarded.  A willingness to learn Auslan is essential.

The Selection Criteria

To be successful in this role you will need:

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 Driver’s License;
Knowledge of the Aged Care Quality Standards and Consumer Directed Care (CDC); and
Use of private car is necessary as part of your work
National Police Check or NDIS Worker Screening Check

Desireable:

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, and a current resume and email to 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.

Position Application Form

Position Description


Ageing Well Support Worker - ACT

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.

The Role

Ageing Well currently has a vacancy for a casual support worker in the ACT 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 personal care, meal preparation, cleaning and shopping with clients as well as supporting clients to engage in community life.

Capacity to communicate with clients in Auslan will be highly regarded.  A willingness to learn Auslan is essential.

The Selection Criteria

To be successful in this role you will need:

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 Driver’s License;
  • Knowledge of the Aged Care Quality Standards and Consumer Directed Care (CDC); and
  • Use of private car is necessary as part of your work
  • National Police Check or NDIS Worker Screening Check

Desireable:

  • 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, and a current resume and email to 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.

Position Application Form

Position Description


Auslan Interpreter - Northern Territory

About the Role

The Staff Interpreter will be proactive in enabling the Interpreting Service to respond to the access needs of Deaf, Deafblind and Hard of Hearing people by providing high quality interpreting in a variety of situations through both face to face and online bookings. 

Based in Darwin, Northern Territory, this position is a 12-month contract with potential extensions up to 36 months in total. This role will include, but not be limited to, interpreting work in the fields of community, legal, police, government, medical, mental health and media interpreting. You may be filmed and/or livestreamed while performing your work. Some travel to other regions within the Northern Territory may be required based on customer needs. 

NAATI Certification (Auslan and English) is an inherent requirement of this role. 

Selection Criteria

To be successful in this role you will need:

Essential:

  • NAATI Certification (Auslan and English) is an inherent requirement of this role.
  • Demonstrated experience in a diverse range of interpreting settings
  • An in depth understanding and knowledge of NAATI certification requirements and the ASLIA Code of Ethics
  • Strong work ethic and professional approach
  • Excellent listening, interpretation and communication skills
  • Ability to work with minimal supervision and/or with a team
  • Punctual and reliable
  • Positive and flexible attitude
  • Demonstrated commitment to ongoing professional development
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to represent and promote the service in a professional manner
  • NDIS Worker Screening Card and Ochre Card (or willingness to obtain this prior to commencement)

Desirable:

  • NAATI Certified Interpreter Level credential or higher
  • Driver’s licence

Benefits

Relocation Allowance and Rent Abatement available for the successful candidate.

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.

Applications close at 9am on 23rd November 2021. 

Interviews for this position will be held the week beginning 29th November 2021.

Position Description - Auslan Interpreter - Northern Territory


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


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

 

 


 

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