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.

Paediatric Audiologist (Full Time 12 month Maternity Locum)

The Shepherd Centre (TSC) is a not-for-profit early intervention provider that runs specialised paediatric programs for children with hearing impairment and their families across NSW and ACT. Children achieve excellent listening and spoken-language outcomes at TSC through a focus on Listening & Spoken Language and the First Sounds Implant program, run in association with Sydney Children’s Hospital. TSC has worked with over 1500 families in the past 40 years, and currently operates 5 centres as well as a teleintervention program with families across NSW, the ACT and Tasmania.

Audiologists at TSC are an integral part of the interdisciplinary team that provides diagnostic hearing assessment, Listening & Spoken Language Therapy, guidance and counseling to families. We work with children with a wide range of hearing losses and hearing devices, as well looking after all aspects of pre- and post-operative management of children and adolescents with cochlear implants and Baha.

An exciting opportunity has arisen to join our rapidly expanding program. We are seeking an enthusiastic and experienced paediatric audiologist to join our interdisciplinary team. This is a full-time 12month maternity leave locum position and there may be the possibility of extension or growth into a permanent position. Audiological responsibilities will include all aspects of paediatric hearing assessment, discussing results with families including electrophysiological tests, providing guidance to parents and professionals about maximizing a child’s access to sound, and all aspects of cochlear implant and Baha management from pre-operative evaluation to ongoing post-operative management. Primarily the position will based across our Newtown and Australian Hearing Hub centres, with some travel between our other centres required. Extensive training will be provided to the successful applicant. 

To thrive in the role you would need to demonstrate:
 Relevant tertiary qualifications in audiology with paediatric experience
 Membership of Audiology Australia (with current CCP, or working towards)
 A high standard of effective written and oral communication
 Current driver’s license
 A clear understanding of paediatric audiology and early intervention services in NSW and ACT
 Knowledge of current paediatric hearing devices, including hearing aids, cochlear implants and Baha

You will be rewarded by:
 Flexible salary packaging options (available to professionals working in the not-for-profit sector)
 6 weeks annual leave
 Flexible working conditions over a 9 or 10 day fortnight
 The Shepherd Centre is an equal opportunity employer

Enquiries: Karen Bate, Principal Manager, Audiology (02) 9370 4435 or [email protected]
To apply: Email applications including your CV and cover letter to Karen Bate
Applications Close: 17th March 2017

Data Analyst – Fundraising & Clinical Research

The Shepherd Centre’s mission is to teach deaf children how to listen and speak. It is recognised as a world leader in the field of Speech Therapy and is a regional winner of Employer of Choice award by NSW Business Chamber. Our organisation is committed to fundraising growth and in the last five years we increased our database from 1200 donors to over 20,000. The Shepherd Centre continues to assist more children each year, with over 450 families benefitting annually.

The Shepherd Centre has five centres in NSW and ACT. The Data Analyst – Fundraising & Clinical Research will be based in our Newtown Centre.

This is a unique and innovative role that enables you to use your excellent data skills across the fundraising, clinical and research teams. You will work with our in-house fundraising and clinical databases, providing data, information, research, survey/evaluation design, reports and insights to the business. The role includes managing the relationships with external vendors of our database and information products. Proven skills in translating research and applying statistical methods are key to this role. You will work closely with a small team who are passionate about using data to inform key business decisions.

To be successful in your applications you must have:

  • 2 years experience of fundraising data management
  • Skills in SQL and a statistical package (e.g. R, SPSS)
  • Knowledge of statistical concepts and past experience in design of evaluations and surveys
  • Strong skills across the Microsoft Office range (Excel, Powerpoint, Word etc,) including Excel pivot tables, vlookup formulas, filtering, data management and graphing functions
  • Proven experience in translational research and/or evidence based practice
  • High attention to detail with a methodical and meticulous approach to data tasks
  • Enjoys establishing own routine and working individually or in a small team environment
  • A keen interest in evaluating and improving programs provided to the families of children with hearing loss

The Shepherd Centre is an equal opportunity employer.

To Apply

Please submit a cover letter addressing the selection criteria and your current resume via this website or to [email protected].

Application closing date is 10 March 2017

To discuss the position further please contact 02 9370 4400 or at [email protected].