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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


 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.

 


 

Administration Officer 

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


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.

 

Administration Officer

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

 

About the Education Team

The Education Service team provides qualification courses and non-accredited classes to people interested in learning Auslan at a conversational level and qualifications for those who may go on to become certified Auslan/English interpreters. The Education Team provides a range of services including Auslan classes, foundation skills for deaf and hard of hearing adults, Deaf awareness training. Our team culture is fun, hardworking and embraces diversity with a focus on delivering high quality outcomes and services for our students.

 

The Role

The Education Services Team currently has a vacancy for an Administrator Officer (Full Time).

This role would suit a highly organised person who has proven administration experience within a training organisation or disability service provider. The role is the point of contact for supporting students and organisations with enrolments and managing queries. Managing practical components for classes is an essential component of this role. This role is also responsible for day-to-day administration and reporting. The role would suit someone with a strong background in administration, systems and procedures to assist the Education Service in delivering high quality courses to students.

An ability to use Auslan and communicate with staff in Auslan will be highly regarded. 

 

Selection Criteria

To be successful in this role you will need:

Essential

  • Demonstrated ability to perform administrative tasks
  • Skills with Microsoft Applications:  Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, Outlook, Internet)
  • Well-developed interpersonal and communication skills
  • Ability to adopt a flexible approach to work tasks and preparedness to implement changes as the need and opportunity arise
  • Collaboration in a team environment
  • Willingness to learn Auslan

Desirable

  • Experience and knowledge of using a Student Management System i.e Axcelerate and Moodle with particular knowledge of Workflow processes
  • Knowledge of Rights based approach to disability
  • Knowledge of the NDIS
  • Auslan skills

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 visit our website Deaf society, or 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 Monday 22 February 2021.

Interviews for this position will be held on Tuesday 23 February 2021.

 

Deaf Services is an equal opportunity employer.