Careers

The Shepherd Centre was awarded the Employer of Choice Award at the 2015 NSW Chamber Business Awards. We pride ourselves on our commitment to excellence and effectiveness, qualities that we believe come from a healthy work/life balance. Our flexible working arrangements and family-friendly culture enables our expert staff to perform at their best. We have approximately 50 staff based at our five centres in Newtown, Macquarie, Liverpool, Wollongong and Canberra. The range of skills and breadth of experience among our staff – encompassing Clinical, Communications and Fundraising and Support – enables The Shepherd Centre to provide world-class programs to children and families, raise strong support and awareness, and continue to deliver outstanding services. Clinical program staff are at the front line of our work. Our clinicians are highly experienced and are among the best in the world. Our multidisciplinary clinical team consists of: Listening & Spoken Language Specialists; Audiologists; Child & Family Counsellors; Speech Pathologists; Teachers of the Deaf; Ear, Nose and Throat Specialists (ENTs); Research Assistants; and Pre-School Directors and Assistants. Communications and Fundraising staff help to create further awareness of The Shepherd Centre. Our team works with a variety of supporters and donors, from individuals and large organisations to trusts and  foundations. As The Shepherd Centre must fund the majority of its programs and services through fundraising, these roles are vital for the organisation to continue its work. Support roles ensure The Shepherd Centre is able to continue to deliver its world class services to children and families. These roles encompass a range of skills including IT, Administration, Finance and Human Resources.

Current vacancies

Positions vacant at The Shepherd Centre will be listed below.  When available, please click on a link to download a PDF position information document.

Major Gifts Manager

The Shepherd Centre is embarking on an ambitious five year-long plan to significantly expand its services. This will require significant increases in income, changes in the way we deliver & promote our services. We are seeking to find an outgoing fundraising professional who will be a part of our Major Gifts team responsible for achieving philanthropic income targets supporting key staff like Fundraising & Communications Director and CEO.

Major Gifts Manager will be responsible for bringing philanthropic income from our major supporters for our five year Sound Future campaign. The role will involve working closely with the Director of Fundraising and Communications, CEO and Board members to create a steady pipeline of major donors to support both capital and non capital elements of the campaign.

This role is ideal for someone who has previous experience in Major Gifts and is looking for a new challenge. 

Applications close on 21 August 2016, To apply please submit a cover letter addressing the selection criteria and your current resume to [email protected].

To discuss the position further please contact Tatiana Isaacs on 02 9370 4401 or at [email protected].

Speech Pathologist/Teacher of the Deaf/Paediatric Audiologist/Child & Family Counsellor

About Us The Shepherd Centre is a not-for-profit early intervention provider that runs specialised paediatric programs for children with hearing impairment and their families to enable them to develop spoken language and go on to achieve their potential in life.  The Shepherd Centre has worked with over 2000 families in the past 40 years, and currently operates five centres across NSW and ACT, as well as running a number of regional workshops, and working with remote and international families. We work with families to assist them in achieving their vision for their child, through Listening & Spoken Language (formerly known as Auditory Verbal Therapy AVT).  Listening and Spoken Language Therapists, Paediatric Audiologists and Child and Family Counsellors all work collaboratively as a team with most children achieve age appropriate speech and language by the time they go to school. The Shepherd Centre was awarded “Winner – Employer of Choice” Business Awards 2015 – NSW Business Chamber. The Opportunity A variety of exciting opportunities has arisen to join our expanding program across South Western Sydney (including Wollongong & Campbelltown). We are seeking highly motivated and enthusiastic professionals for the following positions: • Speech Pathologists or Teachers of the Deaf • Paediatric Audiologists • Child & Family Counsellors (Social Workers, Psychologists, Counsellors) Both part time and full time positions available. What you need • Tertiary qualification in relevant professional area and eligibility for registration with associated professional organisation. • Ability to work in a dynamic interdisciplinary team environment • Excellent verbal and written communications skills • Meet the essential/desirable skills criteria for each position Whilst experience is preferred, new graduates are invited to apply for the Listening and Spoken Language Specialist and Paediatric Audiology positions. A minimum of 2 years work experience is required for the Child and Family Counsellor positions. Why work for us? • We support work-life balance for staff and offer an extensive range of employee benefits including: • Generous salary packaging option • Six weeks annual leave pro rata • Flexible work hours • Great professional development and training opportunities • 9 day fortnight plus RDO (fulltime staff only) Enquiries For enquiries or to request a copy of the relevant position description, please contact Heather Iassenev (Executive Assistant to the Director of Clinical Programs) via email: [email protected] or telephone 02 9370 4429. How to apply To apply, please send your completed application, consisting of your resume (including three referees) and cover letter (clearly addressing the essential /desirable criteria outlined in the position description) via seek. We encourage you to submit an application as soon as possible as we will be actively shortlisting applications as they are received. We will acknowledge every application and contact suitable candidates directly. The closing date is Friday 20th May 2016.