Support Worker (Lismore) - Deaf Connect

Lismore Region

Community Services & Development Aged & Disability Support

About the Role

  • Flexible Hours + Focus on Work/Life Wellbeing 
  • Paid Training and Development (including First Aid and CPR) 
  • Salary Packaging Benefits (reduce your taxable income and increase take home pay) 

Make a difference in your community. You can empower people who are deaf, deafblind and hard of hearing to lift their social and community profile, to build their skills so they live the life, they want achieving their goals, from the everyday to the extraordinary. 

Work with people to support: 

  • Personal nutrition and health 
  • Social connection and activities 
  • Domestic skills 
  • Financial literacy  

About You

To succeed in this role, you’ll have:  

  • Auslan skills essential  
  • Experience working with deaf and hard of hearing people (desirable), it would also be advantageous if you have experience with behaviour support and working with deafblind individuals  
  • Certificate III in Individual Support (Disability/Aged Care) or another relevant qualification, or you have plans to get this in the future 
  • Ability to work flexible shifts  

Before you start, you’ll need: 

  • NDIS Worker Screening Card  
  • Completed NDIS Worker Orientation course 
  • Current Driver Licence + reliable car 
  • COVID-19 vaccination certificate (mandated) 

About Us

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 Deaf Connect 

Deaf Connect is 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

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.    

Position Description

If you have further questions about the role, you can contact our People and Culture team on hr@deafconnect.org.au   

Deaf Connect is an equal opportunity employer.