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.

Grants Manager


TITLE: Grants Manager
REPORTS TO: Senior Grants Manager

Key Internal Relationships: Fundraising, Communication, Clinical and Operation Staff.
Key External Relationships: Trusts & Foundations, Government department and Corporates.

The Shepherd Centre is a world-leading charity providing services to children who are deaf or have a hearing loss, to enable them to develop spoken language and go on to achieve their potential in life. Children completing our early intervention program typically have the same spoken language as other children their age and more than 90% go on to enter mainstream school. Our aim is to be the best in the world in terms of the standard of our clinical programs; the outcomes being achieved by the children; the efficiency of our operations; and our ability to connect people with our cause.
The services and the research structure of The Shepherd Centre are growing rapidly to meet the needs of the many children who currently aren’t enrolled in an appropriate program. Our aim is to support these children to achieve the same outstanding results as our current children, through extended and new services.

The Grants Manager position is a newly created position, primarily responsible for developing and writing grant proposals to trusts, foundations, government and other grant-making organizations to generate funding for the build of the new Campbelltown Centre and generate funding for this capital campaign. The role will persuasively communicate The Shepherd Centre’s mission and programs to potential funders. Reporting to the Senior Grants Manager, the Grants Manager will assemble and submit grant requests, establish and maintain personal contact and relationships with foundation contacts, conduct prospect research, and maintain a calendar of submissions and reporting deadlines.


CONTACT:  Berthe Youakim, Grants Manager at The Shepherd Centre on 02 9370 4401 

APPLY:  Please send applications to by Thursday 30th November 2017

Paediatric Audiologist

 (Part time or full time) 

An exciting opportunity has risen for a Paediatric Audiologist at The Shepherd Centre.
The Shepherd Centre (TSC) is a not-for-profit organization that specialises in teaching children with hearing loss to listen and speak through our world-class early intervention and cochlear implant program for children and young adults. TSC was founded in 1970 and has worked with over 1500 children and families, currently operating across 5 centres in NSW and ACT, providing individual and group sessions in person, through our teleintervention program and online learning platforms.

Why work at The Shepherd Centre?
• Access to leading global innovation in hearing care
• Rewarding role where you can make a real difference to children’s lives
• Passionate, friendly and supportive team environment and culture
• Flexible working conditions, 6 weeks annual leave and attractive salary packaging (available for professionals working in the not-for-profit sector)
• Be part of a company that is recognised as a world leader in the field of early intervention Listening and Spoken Language, and contribute to translational research influencing outcomes and clinical practice in the field, in collaboration with tertiary and industry research partners and the HEARing CRC
• Winner NSW Business 2015 Employer of Choice, Excellence in Business and Regional Business of the Year & Finalist 2017 Telstra Business Awards

The role:
• An integral part of the multidisciplinary team that provides hearing implant services, Listening & Spoken Language Therapy and guidance and counselling to families
• Audiological responsibilities will include all aspects of paediatric hearing assessment, discussing results with families including electrophysiological tests, educational audiology in providing guidance to parents and professionals about maximizing a child’s access to sound, devices and all aspects of cochlear implant and Baha® management from preoperative evaluation to ongoing post operative management
• Travel between our centres and have the opportunity to work with children with a wide range of hearing losses and hearing devices
• Work closely with agencies in the hearing and educational fields including Sydney Children’s Hospital, Australian Hearing and teachers.

All applicants must be, or eligible to be, a Full member of Audiology Australia Ltd with a current CCP (or working towards it), with a minimum of 12 months experience working as an audiologist. In addition, applicants must have a knowledge of current paediatric hearing devices including hearing aids, cochlear implants and Baha®, a strong interest in family centered practice and educational audiology and hold a current driver’s license.

To apply: Email your CV and cover letter to Sharon Hill,

Enquiries and for a copy of the Position Description: Karen Bate, Principal Manager, Audiology (02) 9370 4435 or

Applications Close: 30th November 2017