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:

NZSL Promotion & Resource Coordinator

About the role

  • Development of resources and programmes that support the delivery of the organisations services and areas of strategic and operation focus
  • Contribute to the review of existing resources and programme's
  • Support the delivery of Adult Education programmes
  • NZSL video production
  • Planning, monitoring & instructing Adult Education course coordination
  • Coordinate Tutor recruitment, timetables and resources
  • Responsible for actively promoting Adult Education programmes to the Deaf community
  • As part of the communications team be responsible for maintaining the integrity and standard of the Deaf Aotearoa Brand

Skills and experience

  • Tertiary qualification in Communications, Marketing (or considerable professional experience)
  • A functional knowledge of New Zealand Sign Language appropriate to the role
  • Literacy levels appropriate to the role
  • Extensive relationship building and management skills
  • Strong organisational and time management skills
  • Experience in working in the Deaf community
  • Understanding of the need to be responsible for the health & safety of self and others
  • Ongoing Commitment to Deaf Aotearoa's Vision and Purpose
  • Ongoing Commitment to the Treaty of Waitangi Principles
  • Experience/knowledge of disability issues
  • Skilled in using a variety of IT systems and applications, proficient in using Microsoft Office independently
  • Able to legally drive in NZ (Full NZ Licence)
  • Strong communication skills

Applications for this position close at 3pm on Friday 2nd August 2019.

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For a confidential discussion please contact Victoria Manning – General Manager Strategy at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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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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Faciliator - Nelson

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 working with the Deaf Community
  • 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
  • Able to legally drive in New Zealand and have own vehicle.

Applications for this position close at 3pm on the 2nd August 2019

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

This is a part time position, 15 hours per week, however, there may be opportunities to grow the role over time.

We also welcome applications in NZ Sign Language.

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