Ageing Well Support Worker (Sunshine Coast) - Deaf Connect

Do you want to make a difference in the Aged Care community? You can empower people who are deaf, deafblind and hard of hearing to live the life they want and achieve their goals, from the everyday to the extraordinary.

About the Role

Work with people to support:

  • Health and wellbeing
  • Social connection and activities
  • Domestic duties
  • Personal care & Hygiene
  • Financial literacy

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.

Benefits:

  • Flexible Hours + A Focus on Work/Life Wellbeing
  • Paid Training and Development (including First Aid and CPR)
  • Supportive and inclusive team environment where you can be yourself
  • Salary Packaging benefits (reduce your taxable income and increase take-home pay)
  • Make a real difference with Australia’s largest service provider for Deaf Australians!

About You

To succeed in this role, you’ll have:

  • Auslan skills essential (at a minimum you can fingerspell and are willing to learn more)
  • Experience working with clientele in aged care
  • Experience working with deaf and hard of hearing people (desirable)
  • Certificate III in Community Services (Disability/Aged Care/Community Services) or another relevant qualification, or you have plans to get this in the future.

Before you start, you’ll need:

  • NDIS Worker Screening Card
  • Completed NDIS Worker Orientation course
  • Current Driver’s Licence

About Us

Deaf Connect is the new name for Deaf Services and the Deaf Society, Australia’s largest whole of life support service for Deaf, deafblind and hard of hearing Australians.

Every one of us is unique. Whether we are born deaf or hard of hearing; whether we sign, speak, lipread or use a cochlear implant, we are all connected by our culture and community.

We stand with the Deaf community to build capacity and influence social change while paying respect to history, culture and language.

How to Apply

If this sounds like you, then please fill in the application form and return to hr@deafconnect.org.au

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. OR to learn more about this opportunity please contact hr@deafconnect.org.au

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Deaf Connect is an equal opportunity employer.