Position Available: Facilitator, Hawke's Bay

Location: Hawke's Bay

About the business

Have you ever thought about working with the Deaf community?

Deaf Aotearoa provides a workplace which values diversity, and where both New Zealand Sign Language (NZSL) and English are used. Staff members are supported in the development of their NZSL skills and if required we can help them develop their written English as well. We have over a dozen nationalities represented within our staff, and we have an age range from people in their late teens to people in their sixties.

We are an equal opportunities employer and we have Deaf-friendly work practices in place. We employ Deaf and hearing people at all levels, NZSL interpreters are provided for all meetings and training courses.

We encourage and support professional development and offer flexible, family-friendly work practices.

We are strongly committed to following organisation standards that ensure we provide quality systems, work practices and services. We perform service audits and review our policies regularly.

Job tasks and responsibilities

Develop Service Plans with service users which identify personal goals, strengths and support systems.Pre/post-employment: offer guidance, support, CV preparation, interview preparation.Keep the Deaf community up to date through the distribution of written/video updatesSupport Deaf children to develop language skills comparable with peers of same ageDeliver services with due care to the fundamental principles of being person centered; care and protection; privacy; empowerment and non-dependence.Carry an active caseload as directed by the Team Leader, and ensure all new referrals are managed through the correct process.Work as an effective member of the front-line service provision team, ensuring that Deaf & hearing people who visit Deaf Aotearoa receive a positive service experience.Promote the work and interests of Deaf Aotearoa.

Skills and experience

Relationship building skills Ongoing commitment to Deaf Aotearoa's Vision and PurposeBilingual - New Zealand Sign Language/EnglishExperience in working with the Deaf CommunityExperience in the not-for-profit/community sector Experience in using variety of IT systems and applications (Microsoft Office) Commitment to the Treaty of Waitangi principles Able to legally drive in New Zealand and have own vehicle

Applications for this position close on 1st February 2019

We also welcome applications in NZ Sign Language.

A full position description can be downloaded hereicon pdf

To apply for this position please visit: www.seek.co.nz/job/38196928

Deaf Aotearoa employs over 60 staff in 14 offices around the country. We have a diverse workforce and welcome people from all walks of life.

Deaf Aotearoa is the national service provider for Deaf people in New Zealand.


We work alongside Deaf service users, providing professionally delivered education, employment, health and social services focused on empowerment, independence and progression.


We promote the use of New Zealand Sign Language so Deaf people can fully participate and contribute their skills and talents to New Zealand society and beyond.


We work closely with government agencies, other not-for-profit organisations, and the private sector to increase awareness of the needs of Deaf people and strengthen their rights.


Deaf Aotearoa is the New Zealand representative for the World Federation of the Deaf.




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