Work at DCA

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

Part-Time Business and Finance Manager

  • Part time – 5 days – School Hours (10 – 3pm negotiable)
  • Attractive remuneration package and collaborative work environment
  • Opportunity to be innovative and make this role your own
  • Immediate start available if desired
  • 12 Month contract with the potential for permanency
  • St Kilda road location, close to public transport

Deaf Children Australia is seeking a part-time Business and Finance Manager on an ongoing basis to support the CEO in the management of finance, business management and HR.

Deaf Children Australia (DCA) is a national organisation specialising in providing information to, and delivering services for children and young people who are deaf or hard of hearing together and their families.

The purpose of the Business and Finance Manager position is to support the CEO

This role entails a wide range of Financial and Business Management responsibilities, including;

  • Managing the budget and financial reporting requirements
  • Managing HR
  • Managing the annual audit process
  • Manage a small team of accountants and business support staff including IT Manager
  • Assist the CEO in reporting on the budget and financial matters to the Audit, Finance and Risk Committee and the Deaf Children Australia Board

Essential for this position is experience managing the finances of an organisation and an understanding of setting a budget and reporting to a Board. You will have high-level stakeholder management and influencing skills. In addition, you will have a strong working knowledge of HR practices. You will also be skilled in the development of Board papers and Board reporting. Experience in a not-for-profit/services sector an advantage. An understanding of the NDIS and Auslan skills are desirable.

This is an exciting opportunity to become involved with an organisation that is dedicated to driving better opportunities for all deaf or hard of hearing children.

The successful applicant will be required to undergo a Police Check., WWCC and Disability Exclusion Scheme Registration as DCA is a Child safe Organisation.

Please send your Cover letter and Resume to Roz Keenan at or telephone 03 9539 5300 for further information.  Applications close by 6pm, Tuesday 21 August 2018. Download a position description here.

Deaf Children Australia is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Casual Auslan Tutor/s

Seeking expressions of interest from qualified Auslan tutors to provide individualised classes to deaf and hard of hearing children, young people and their families in a variety of community and home-based situations in Melbourne.

  • Tutoring and supporting deaf and hard of hearing young people at different stages of life
  • Removing barriers and enhancing skills and opportunities
  • Casual Melbourne based roles available

Do you want to work for an organisation that really cares about changing young people’s lives and achieving positive outcomes? If so this may be the perfect role for you.

We need Auslan Tutors to join our progressive and passionate team.  You will work with deaf and hard of hearing children and young people and their families to develop individual learning plans and provide tutoring and support in Auslan.

Our goals are to work with deaf and hard of hearing children and young people so they experience:

  • Increased self-esteem and positive relationships and connections within the community;
  • Better educational outcomes and employment opportunities; and
  • Age appropriate educational, social and emotional development.

We also support young people so they have the knowledge, skills and confidence to achieve their own wellbeing and feel safe and supported in their family, school and community.

The ideal candidate must have:

  • Tertiary qualification in youth work, Education, Certificate IV Workplace Training and Assessment or similar and/or relevant work history and experience.
  • Qualified interpreter with NATTI level 2 Auslan or high-level proficiency (native users preferred)
  • Demonstrated customer service skills with a commitment to ensuring a positive and professional customer experience
  • Must act as an effective Deaf role model for families and their deaf or hard of hearing child or young person.
  • Capacity to facilitate and engage in client group work, such as workshop presentations
  • A genuine interest in the development of young people and children
  • Strong organisational skills with an ability to effectively plan work, whilst demonstrating the flexibility to meet individual client needs
  • Ability to work independently
  • Knowledge of hearing loss, particularly in relation to young people
  • A knowledge of Deaf community and culture
  • A current Victorian Drivers Licence
  • A current Working with Children check and Police check

This is an exciting opportunity for enthusiastic and supportive Tutors to join an 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 or contact Russell Flynn if you have any questions on 0449 954 678.

DCA actively encourages Deaf and hard of hearing people to apply.

Applications close 5pm on 29 August.

Deaf Children Australia is a Child Safe organisation with zero tolerance for abuse and neglect of children and young people.

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