Work at DCA

A career at Deaf Children Australia can offer you the opportunity to support the personal development and social inclusion of children and young people who are deaf; together with their families. Deaf Children Australia employs people who are passionate in providing the highest standard of service to our stakeholders; and who reflect our values of courage, respect, integrity, resourcefulness and teamwork.

As a national charity, we are proud to have a team of approximately 100 skilled staff who have chosen to work here to help make a difference. We offer a range of potential roles within our community services operations in areas such as: family support, recreation, youth support, community development, information services and project coordination. We also offer career opportunities in business support areas such as: administration, finance, fundraising and building and grounds maintenance.

Deaf Children Australia is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We work hard to foster a diverse and inclusive workplace. Deaf Children Australia encourages applications for employment from people who are deaf or hard of hearing.

Current Vacancies

Digital Content Coordinator

  • 24 – 30 hours per week
  • Collaborative work environment
  • Immediate start available if desired
  • 9 month contract with opportunity for extension based on funding and performance
  • St Kilda road location, close to public transport

Deaf Children Australia is a national organisation whose purpose is to remove barriers to the personal development and social inclusion faced by children and young people who are deaf or hard of hearing. Deaf Children Australia provides a range of support services, information, and community development programs.

We are seeking a part time Digital Content Coordinator to work within the dynamic Information Services team.

The Information Services team:

  • Provides deaf and hard of hearing children, young people, their families and carers with up to date, unbiased and independent information that supports individual choice
  • Promotes community awareness of deafness and other disability issues

The Digital Content Coordinator’s responsibilities:

  • Helps to ensure communications reflect DCA’s strategic plan, empowering children and young people who are deaf or hard of hearing, and encouraging them and their families to consider a wide range of choices and pathways to achieve their goals
  • Helps to create website content and info resources, and manage social media platforms
  • Contributes to the development of a regular e-newsletter
  • Supports Communications Manager with wide ranging Communications tasks

The successful applicant will be required to undergo a Police Check and Working with Children Check and to complete the Disability Worker Exclusion Scheme form.

Please see the attached Position Description.

If you would like more information about the role, please contact Communications Manager Loretta Walshe at loretta.walshe@deafchildren.org.au or on 9539 5304.

Please send your application letter and resume to jobs@deafchildren.org.au

Applications close by 9am Friday 5 October.

Deaf Children Australia is a child safe organisation with zero tolerance of harm or abuse of young people.

Deaf Children Australia is an Equal Opportunity Employer and actively encourages D/deaf and hard of hearing people to apply.

Download the Position Description (DOC, 101KB)

Youth Network and Services Coordinator

Do you want to work for an organisation that really cares about changing young people’s lives, achieving positive outcomes and working with clients to reach their full potential?  Then this may be the perfect role for you.

  • New and exciting opportunity where you can make a positive impact
  • Ground Breaking 2 year project – Funded by the NDIS Information Linkages and Capacity Building program
  • 3 days per week

The Youth Network and Services Coordinator will facilitate the development of peer support networks for deaf and hard of hearing (HOH) children and their families in QLD, Vic and NT, providing online resources relevant to their needs, supporting informed decision making and building on the capacity of stakeholders to actively engage with and participate in their communities.

The role supervises the Youth Support team ensuring effective outcomes in working with deaf/HOH youth, providing support services to assist them to have the opportunity to achieve positive life outcomes and reach their full potential.

Key responsibilities include:

  • Enhancing the National Information Services and Helpline
  • Promoting and acting as a central contact point for youth service clients and coordination.
  • Increasing youth engagement through DCA’s website, online networks and social media
  • Development of new and existing information resources in English and Auslan
  • Promotion of networks and platforms expanding the reach of grassroots networks with young people
  • Establishment of Reference Groups
  • Development and coordination of the Victorian Peer Mentor program, “Life Stories”
  • Undertake regular project review

The ideal candidate must have:

  • Qualifications in Communications, Community Development or Social Work or equivalent skills and experience
  • Strong project management experience
  • Solid online marketing and communications
  • Effective communication skills, demonstrated relationship management and stakeholder engagement
  • Writing and editing skills gained through writing publications, newsletters and online content
  • Experience in monitoring and review of web traffic and social media platforms
  • Demonstrated experience in conducting formal surveys, reporting on qualitative and quantitative data
  • Solid case management skills and experience, with a proven knowledge of a range of theories and practice modalities applicable to youth and their families
  • Supervisory experience, coupled with a collaborative approach, ensuring team objectives are met.
  • Auslan skills, and a knowledge of Deaf community and culture
  • A current Victorian Drivers Licence
  • A current Working with Children check and Police check

This is a rewarding opportunity for an enthusiastic individual to join our organisation with a team who really cares and has a genuine interest in our clients.

If this sounds like you, please apply, addressing the key selection criteria listed and send it with your resume to jobs@deafchildren.org.au or contact Russell Flynn if you have any questions on 0449 954 678.

Applications close 01/10/2018.  DCA actively encourages Deaf and hard of hearing young people to apply.

Download the Youth Network and Services Coordinator position description (Word, 94 KB)

View the Auslan video below.

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