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.


Current Vacancies:


Facilitator - Waikato

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.
  • Marketing both yourself and service users to potential employers.
  • Keep the Deaf community up to date through the distribution of written/video updates.
  • Deliver 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 Purpose
  • Bilingual - New Zealand Sign Language/English
  • Experience 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 and Pasifika values
  • Able to legally drive in New Zealand and have own vehicle

This role could be based in our Waikato office. The area covered by this is role is Waikato and Auckland.

For more information, please contact Ruth Coburn at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Applications for this job close on the 9th August.

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