Careers

Interested in a career at The Shepherd Centre?

In 2018 The Shepherd Centre was awarded Excellence in Business and their CEO Dr Jim Hungerford was recognised as an Outstanding Business Leader at NSW Business Chamber Awards for the City of Sydney region. Dr Hungerford and our General Manager of Clinical Programs, Aleisha Davis were nominated for the 2019 Impact 25 Awards for their work in the social sector. 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 80 staff based at our six centres in Newtown, Macquarie, Liverpool, Wollongong, Canberra and Campbelltown.

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.

Volunteer’s across all areas of the organisation are welcome, to express your interest in becoming a volunteer and to see any specific volunteering opportunities currently available, opportunities can be found here.

Current vacancies

Positions vacant at The Shepherd Centre will be listed below. 

 

Planned Giving Officer (Gifts in Wills)

We are seeking a highly motivated Planned Giving Officer to work as a part of our friendly and supportive Fundraising and Marketing team. This is a part-time permanent role based at our Newtown centre (head office) working 23 hrs over 3 – 5days and reports to Senior Individual Giving Manager. The Planned Giving Officer role is to support and grow the gifts in Wills program. This role will focus on identifying and nurturing relationships with gifts in Wills prospects amongst our current donor base and new supporters. 

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Establish, build and maintain relationships with confirmed and prospective gift in Will donors 
  • Produce engaging content to promote gifts in wills to donor and non-donors
  • Work with individual giving team to include gifts in wills messages in DM, eDM, telemarketing and social media
  • Estate management and reporting 

About you

  • Experience in targeted prospecting of existing and new clients/donors
  • Excellent relationship-building skills
  • At least 2 years’ experience in fundraising
  • Previous experience in gifts in Wills is an advantage but not essential
  • Working With Children Check (NSW) or willingness to obtain one
  • Full working rights in Australia

To apply

Please submit a cover letter addressing the selection criteria and your current resume to [email protected]. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

The closing date is 5:00pm on Friday 26th July 2019. We encourage you to submit an application as soon as possible as we will be actively shortlisting applications as they are received.

 

Individual Giving Assistant (Direct Marketing)

We are seeking a highly motivated Individual Giving Assistant to work as a part of our friendly and supportive Fundraising and Marketing team. This is a part-time 12 month contract role based at our Newtown centre (head office) working 23 hrs over 3 -5 days. The role reports to Individual Giving Executive and provides assistance to the team  in the development of The Shepherd Centre regular giving program through new and existing donors. This role also assists in the implementation and coordination of direct marketing campaigns via mail, telemarketing, email, social media and SMS. 

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Assist Individual Giving Executive in the development and coordination of strategies and resources to increase & retain number of monthly donors
  • Assist in the implementation and coordination of multi-channel direct marketing campaigns via mail, phone, email, social media and SMS
  • Work closely with Clinical team on obtaining case studies and stories used in direct marketing campaigns
  • Respond to donor queries about direct marketing materials and campaigns and record queries in the data base

About you

  • Strong database management and analytical skills with attention to detail
  • Ability to processes high volume of work and diverse activities at one time
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office products and ability to use the Internet to obtain data and reference material
  • Working With Children Check (NSW) or willingness to obtain one
  • Full working rights in Australia

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

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

 

Speech Pathologist/Teacher of the Deaf

We are seeking a highly motivated and enthusiastic Speech Pathology/Teacher of the Deaf for a full time 12-month fixed term contract at our Wollongong center. We work with families to support them in achieving their vision for their child, through Listening & Spoken Language. Speech Pathologists and Teachers of the Deaf work collaboratively as Listening and Spoken Language Therapists with Paediatric Audiologists and Child and Family Counsellors in a family centred approach.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Guide and coach parents/care-giver to become the primary facilitator of their child’s listening and spoken language development in their everyday environments through individual, group and consultative sessions.
  • Work with other team members such as audiologists and child and family counsellors to provide and integrated approach to family goals around listening and spoken language.
  • Develop, facilitate, implement, monitor and evaluate annual Individual Family Service Plans (IFSPs) with the team.
  • Carry out NDIS activities including drafting Service Recommendations and Service Agreements.
  • Monitor and evaluate the child’s progress via formal and information diagnostic assessment.

About you

  • Tertiary qualification in relevant professional area and eligibility for registration with associated professional organisation
  • Ability to work in a dynamic interdisciplinary team environment
  • Passion for working with children and supporting their families
  • Ability to work flexibly and resourcefully in a dynamic environment
  • Working With Children Check (NSW) or willingness to obtain one
  • Full working rights in Australia

To apply

Please submit a cover letter addressing the selection criteria and your current resume to [email protected]. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. The closing date is 5:00pm on Friday 26th of July 2019. We encourage you to submit an application as soon as possible as we will be actively shortlisting applications as they are received.