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


Ageing Well Support Worker - South Australia

 

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 SA 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.

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

 

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 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

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, 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 Description


Living Well Support Worker – Newcastle, NSW

 

About Living Well Team

Living Well Team provides support for Deaf, Deafblind and hard of hearing individuals to live independently, manage their daily activities and to maximise inclusion in community and social activities. Our Living Well team provides a range of support services advice and tailored programs to support participants to achieve their goals 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

Living Well Team (LWT) currently has a number of casual Support Worker vacancies in the Newcastle area.

This role will suit a person who is passionate about delivering high quality care and support for individuals with a disability who are also consumers of Deaf Services and Deaf Society. Experience in supporting individuals to build their independence and daily living skills would be ideal. Shifts include weekday and weekends.

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

 

Selection Criteria

Essential

  • Genuine desire to provide high quality support for people with disabilities and an understanding of person-centred supports.
  • Effective communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to communicate in Auslan.
  • Understanding of privacy and confidentiality issues.
  • Ability to work in a very busy environment and to work both independently and as a part of a team.
  • Knowledge of the NDIS Code of Conduct.
  • NDIS Worker Screening Card (or willingness to obtain this prior to commencement).
  • Completed NDIS Worker Orientation.
  • First Aid Certificate or willingness to obtain certificate within 3 months of commencing employment.
  • Current Driver’s Licence and use of private car.

Desirable

  • Certificate III in Individual Support (Disability/Aged Care) or other relevant qualification.
  • Experience working with deaf, deafblind and hard of hearing people.
  • Knowledge of the Disability Inclusion Act 2014 (NSW).

 

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

 


 

Support Coordinator

Parramatta, NSW (including work/travel to other locations as required)

About the Support Coordination Team

Our Support Coordination Team provides support for Deaf and hard of hearing individuals with NDIS plans to engage with supports and services to enable them to live independently, manage their daily activities and maximise inclusion in community and social activities. Our team works with each individual to discover their own goals and aspirations and work with them to develop skills in managing their own NDIS plans and funding, in a compassionate and caring way.

 

The Role

This role will require you to support our customers implement their NDIS plans and to enhance their abilities to self-direct their own supports and community participation. As a Support Coordinator you will be required to research, provide information about various supports and services available with the view to promoting the individual’s own personal goals and needs. This will include monitoring of their plan outcomes, expenditure, prepare for plan reviews and to maintain clear and accurate record keeping of information, time and billing.

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

 

SELECTION CRITERIA

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
  • 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
  • Current Driver’s Licence and use of private car
  • NDIS Worker Screening Card (or willingness to obtain this prior to commencement)
  • Fluency in Auslan

Desirable

  • Relevant qualification such as a minimum of Cert IV in Disability Services
  • Experience in Support Coordination, 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 our staff benefits program.

 

Next steps

Please apply via SEEK, or visit our websites https://www.deafservices.org.au/Who-We-Are/Employment or https://deafsociety.org.au/about/page/work_with_us

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 Friday 4th June 2021

Interviews will be held on 9th June 2021

 


 

Support Worker – Living Well and Ageing Well ACT

 

About 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 dedicated permanent part-time support worker in 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 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.

 

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 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

To apply, please visit our website 

 

Applicants are required to explain how they match the selection criteria, and email a current resume 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

 

Deaf Services is an equal opportunity employer.