Ageing Well - Project Officer (Victoria) - Deaf Connect

Make a difference in your community. Deaf Connect has an exciting opportunity for a driven Project Officer to identify business development opportunities in providing services to Deaf seniors in Greater Melbourne and other regions within Victoria.

About the Role

  • Unique Fixed-Term Project Role 
  • Work with the largest service provider for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing community 
  • Fantastic Salary Packaging Benefits 

In this role you will engage with Deaf seniors and communities to identify aged care needs amongst Deaf seniors, their current care arrangements and interest to access aged care services delivered in Auslan. Through research, networking and referrals you will identify potential business development opportunities and develop a register of EOI’s from Deaf Seniors considering Ageing Well services.  

If you pride yourself on your relationship building, communication skills and drive to deliver the best outcomes for Deaf Seniors, we want to hear from you. 

About You

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

  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills 
  • Knowledge and understanding of needs affecting older people 
  • Strong sense of initiative and time management skills 
  • Ability to work with minimal supervision 
  • Auslan skills and a knowledge of the Deaf Community 

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

  • Knowledge on the Government funded aged care 
  • Experience in community engagement and development 
  • knowledge of Home Care Package programs aligning with Consumer Direction 
  • Formal qualifications in community, social, health services or similar qualifications and / or extensive experience in the area of aged care 

About Us

Deaf Connect is a newly formed organisation, born through the merger of two of Australia’s largest Deaf support organisations – Deaf Services and the Deaf Society – and the transfer of services in South Australia.   
Deaf Connect is the largest whole-of-life service provider for Deaf, Deafblind and hard of hearing Australians, with offices across Queensland and NSW, as well in Adelaide, Melbourne and Darwin.   
We stand with the Deaf community to build capacity and influence social change while paying respect to history, culture and language.
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  

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 please do not hesitate to contact our friendly people and culture team on    

Position Description

Deaf Connect is an equal opportunity employer. The successful candidate will require a NDIS WC and to provide evidence of covid-19 vaccination prior to commencement.