About the Role
Deaf Connect is delighted to be funded by the Australian Government to provide a national program for our deaf seniors.
The Team Leader – Seniors Outreach will oversee a team of Seniors Outreach Officers that provide support and training to Deaf, deafblind, and hard of hearing seniors on how to and navigate the Aged Care system until services commence. This also includes the Seniors Interpreting and Captioning program to Deaf, deafblind, and hard of hearing seniors.
Deaf Connect wishes to build relations with our seniors, supporting them to better understand and take up our free interpreting service. To also assist them in navigating My Aged Care and the aged care system and participate in social activities when they require it.
We will recruit five Seniors Outreach roles, one in WA, SA/NT, VIC/TAS, NSW/ACT and QLD (one of which will be a team leader).
In your application, let us know if you have these key skills and experience:
- Demonstrated experience in disability sector, aged care and/or community development and/or strategic engagement with external organisations and stakeholders
- Demonstrated high level of excellent interpersonal and communication skills,
- Excellent organisational and time management skills with an ability to prioritise, coordinate and manage multiple tasks simultaneously
- In-depth understanding of opportunities and challenges facing Deaf, deafblind, and hard of hearing older Australians
- Demonstrated experience with all Microsoft Office programs including SharePoint, Teams, and Outlook
- Native or fluent Auslan proficiency
You should also let us know if you have these other great skills:
- Understanding of the Government funded aged care services
- Demonstrated knowledge of various accessible technology products and services
- Understanding of the seniors interpreting and captioning service for Deaf, deafblind, and hard of hearing seniors
- Report writing skills
Deaf Connect is the largest, whole-of-life service provider and social impact organisation for Deaf, deafblind and hard of hearing Australians. We stand with the Deaf community to build capacity and influence social change while paying respect to history, culture and language.
Our organisational values of Heart, Courage, and Discovery 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
- Flexibility regarding working arrangements
- Discount membership to gyms and facilities throughout Australia
- Free annual flu vaccinations
- Free comprehensive online learning portal
- Free financial wellness support through our default super fund
How to Apply
Please ensure you include the locations that you would like to work in your application.
To apply you must submit the following:
- Either a Cover Letter or a link to your Auslan video 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 video recording)
- An up-to-date resume including your name, contact details, employment history and qualifications.
If you have further questions about the role, you can contact our friendly People and Culture team on [email protected]
Deaf Connect is an equal opportunity employer. The successful candidate will require a NDIS WC and Blue Card prior to commencement.