Employment and Volunteer Opportunities
Deaf Victoria, established in 1982 is a small but dynamic organisation led by passionate people – both volunteer board members and paid staff. We strive to meet the needs of deaf and hard of hearing Victorians through our work with proactive programs together with responsive action to meet current demands.
Current Employment Opportunities
1. Intake and Advocacy Officer
2. Deaf Victoria General Manager
Intake and Advocacy Officer
Full time six month contract (with an option for part time for right candidate/s and possible opportunity to extend).
We are now looking for an Intake and Advocacy Officer! This role will suit a team player and someone with good Auslan and English skills who is passionate about equality and empowering the Deaf Community.
The Intake and Advocacy Officer will report to the Team Leader – Advocacy and Outreach, Catherine Dunn.
To express interest in the position, please send your CV/resume along with a brief cover letter in English or Auslan video to our General Manager, Maxine Buxton at email@example.com
Applications close 5pm, Thursday 20 May 2021 with interviews conducted in Auslan the following week.
An information webinar will be held in Auslan on Monday, May 17, 2021 at 6P.M. to 7P.M. to inform interested candidates about the role. This webinar will be live streamed via MS Teams and there will be an opportunity for applicants to ask questions anonymously to protect the identity of potential applicants. To participate in the webinar, click HERE. Before you are connected, please ensure your camera and microphone are off and if you would prefer, set your name to anonymous. Questions can be typed anonymously and will be answered in Auslan for all participants to view. This is in recognition that for Auslan users, the opportunity to receive information directly in our first language like this are rare.
Deaf Victoria General Manager
Deaf Victoria (DV) is seeking a highly motivated self-starter with experience in the not-for-profit, disability and/or community services sector/s to lead the organisation in 2021 and beyond. The successful applicant will have knowledge and skills in project management, financial accountability as well as relationship and people management. Additionally, being innovative,. efficient and having the ability to respond to a changing and dynamic environment will be highly regarded.
This position may suit an emerging deaf/hard of hearing person who is interested to further advance their career in the not-for-profit, disability and/or community services sectors by taking up an entry level leadership position. DV is committed to providing learning and development opportunities to enable the successful applicant to confidently lead DV and achieve all expected Key Performance Indicators (KPIs). Coaching and mentoring supports will be provided as required.
Apply following the instructions on the “General Manager Information Pack” to firstname.lastname@example.org by 5pm, Friday May 14, 2021.
If you are interested in this position, you are strongly encouraged to organise a 1:1 discussion with Catherine Clark to get a good understanding of the role and ask any questions you may have. You are strongly encouraged to take advantage of this opportunity as this will help you decide if you have the skills to undertake this role.
An information webinar will be held in Auslan on Thursday, May 6, 2021 at 7P.M. to 8P.M. to inform interested candidates about the role. This webinar will be live streamed via MS Teams and there will be an opportunity for applicants to ask questions anonymously to protect the identity of potential applicants. To participate in the webinar, click HERE. Before you are connected, please ensure your camera and microphone are off and if you would prefer, set your name to anonymous. Questions can be typed anonymously and will be answered in Auslan for all participants to view.
If you experience any difficulties in joining, please contact Maxine Buxton at: email@example.com
Please note: This position is targeting a group of applicants (deaf or hard of hearing people) who have a protected attribute (disability) as defined in the Equal Opportunity Act 2010. As such, the essential selection criteria for the applicants to be deaf or hard of hearing is a ‘special measure’, permitted in line with this legislation. More information can be found HERE.
As a not for profit organisation since 1982, Deaf Victoria is made up of a volunteer board and a small team of paid staff. We welcome those keen to volunteer with us who may be able to contribute to our work and the broader Victorian Deaf Community.
Depending on your skills and our current areas of need, we can offer short or long term positions for volunteers, those seeking placements to compliment study, work experience or as members of our board. Preference for these positions are given to deaf and hard of hearing people, Auslan users or those looking for a long term career in the Deaf sector. If you are interested please download and fill in the form and email to our team at firstname.lastname@example.org
Past Employment Opportunities
Project and Grant Coordinator & Team Leader, Advocacy and Outreach
Thanks to funding from the Victorian Department of Families, Fairness and Housing (formerly DHHS) and other sources, Deaf Victoria has two new full time positions available. Auslan skills are essential for these positions and we are targeting deaf/hard of hearing people and Deaf Community members.
The two positions available are:
1. “Projects and Grants Coordinator” – This person will coordinate the COVID- 19 Outreach grant and oversee other projects working closely with other “Project and Research Coordinator” Sherrie. Will also help Deaf Victoria to look for other funding opportunities for the future. This is a mid level position suitable for someone highly organised who has experience in Project Coordination or Management
2. “Team Leader – Advocacy and Outreach” – This person will work with the Individual Advocacy Officer and Information and Communications Officer on the COVID-19 Outreach project and to meet the demand for our growing Individual Advocacy Service. Suitable for someone who has worked in advocacy or support work and is looking for a challenge as a Team Leader.
Both roles paid via the SCHADS Award with salary packaging available and contracted until the end of 2021 with possibility to extend. Auslan fluency is essential and we are targeting deaf/hard of hearing people or Deaf Community members. Come and join our awesome team!
Applications open until 5pm, Tuesday April 6, 2021 (after Easter) with interviews to be conducted in Auslan the following week. Resume/CV required and cover letter can be in Auslan or English.
Please contact General Manager, Maxine Buxton on email@example.com with any questions or to apply.
Information and Communications Officer
Full time, six month contract (with an option for part time/job share for right candidate/s and possible opportunity to extend).
We are now looking for a savvy and dynamic communication professional with experience in creating content across a range of online platforms to join our small but passionate organisation. This role will suit a team player with excellent Auslan and English skills who can produce content in various outputs- text, video and visuals. The successful candidate will be able to adapt quickly to ensure information is current to keep our Deaf Community and sector partners well informed.
The Information and Communications Officer will report to the General Manager, Maxine Buxton.
To express interest in the position, please send your CV/resume along with a brief cover letter in English or Auslan video to firstname.lastname@example.org
Applications close 5pm, Friday August 28, 2020 with interviews conducted in Auslan the following week.