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.

Volunteers 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.

To apply, please send your completed application, consisting of your resume and cover letter (addressing the position criteria) to [email protected].

We encourage you to submit an application as soon as possible as we are actively shortlisting applications as they are received. We will only contact shortlisted candidates.

Group Programs Coordinator (part-time)

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 full potential in life.

About the role

We are seeking a Group Programs Coordinator, to coordinate and facilitate some of our Early Intervention group programs at our Newtown and Macquarie centres. This is a great permanent part-time role, working 16 hours per week on Tuesdays (at Newtown) and Thursdays (at Macquarie).

Reporting to the Manager of Group Programs, you will be working within a friendly and dynamic interdisciplinary team of Listening and Spoken Language Specialists, Paediatric Audiologists & Child and Family Counsellors. These teams work together to help children with hearing loss to achieve spoken language and social inclusion, so they can go on to achieve their full potential in life.

This role ensures that the centre provides a friendly and welcoming groups environment for families, visitors and volunteers, and a well prepared, fun and safe learning environment for the children. The coordinator will also be responsible for database management and coordination of our dedicated volunteers.

Why join The Shepherd Centre?

At The Shepherd Centre, we are passionate about improving outcomes for the children accessing our programs. We support a genuine work-life balance and offer benefits including:

  • Competitive not-for-profit salary packaging (tax-free salary component)
  • 6 weeks annual leave (pro-rata for part-time)
  • A supportive and collaborative working environment
  • A family friendly and professional company culture

About you:

  • Minimum of 2 years experience working with children within the early childhood or disability sector
  • A qualification in Early Childhood Education
  • A commitment to family centered practise and interdisciplinary teamwork
  • An ability to work flexibly and resourcefully in a dynamic environment
  • A current Working With Children Check (NSW) or willingness to obtain one
  • Full working rights in Australia
  • Australian Driver’s licence and car, as the role requires travel between locations

How to apply

This role will commence in January 2021. Please submit a cover letter addressing the selection criteria and your current resume to [email protected]

Facilities Manager (Part-time)

About Us

The Shepherd Centre is a world leading, not-for-profit organisation, that runs specialised paediatric programs for children with hearing impairment and their families, to enable them to develop their listening and spoken language skills and go on to achieve their full potential in life. We have been operating for over 50 years and currently help over 500 children and their families each year.

About the role:

Our current Facilities Manager is relocating interstate, which has created this fantastic opportunity to join our team. Reporting to the Director of Operations you will work closely with internal stakeholders, external suppliers and contractors to ensure the effective management and servicing of our 5 facilities across Sydney, Wollongong and Canberra.

This part-time role (preferably working shorter hours across 4 days per week) presents a fantastic opportunity for an experienced Facilities Manager to take on a responsible and valued role, while gaining greater flexibility and a more positive work/life balance. The role has a good mix of management responsibilities, coupled with hands-on involvement in some of the day to day activities. Actual working days and hours will be negotiated with the successful candidate.

 Some key responsibilities will include:

  • Maintaining a facilities management program, including preventative maintenance
  • Project managing small to medium building projects, from start to finish and within budget
  • Ensuring all statutory regulations and compliance systems are managed, including regular fire evacuations and WHS requirements
  • Managing contracts across all sites, including leasing, air-conditioning, cleaning, security, fire services, electrical testing and tagging etc.
  • Conducting regular inspections of each building and maintaining risk management procedures
  • Motor vehicle management (2 vehicles)

About you:

  • Strong, relevant experience with demonstrated success in a previous facilities management role
  • Detailed knowledge of facilities management operations, industry best practice, building codes and legislative requirements (eg: WHS, EPA)
  • Experienced with contractor management, ensuring all contracts are being successfully fulfilled
  • Ability to operate with a high level of autonomy and manage multiple, concurrent projects
  • Has a strong customer service focus, with demonstrated experience in developing and maintaining effective and collaborative partnerships with a wide range of internal and external stakeholders
  • Comfortable using Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook
  • Holds a current WHS white card
  • Full working rights for Australia
  • A current Australian Driver’s licence, as the role requires travel between locations
  • A current Working With Children Check (WWCC) or willingness to obtain one
  • Desirable – Certificate IV in Building and Construction (or equivalent) and a First Aid Certificate or willingness to obtain one

Why join The Shepherd Centre?

At The Shepherd Centre, we are passionate about improving outcomes for the children accessing our programs. We support a genuine work-life balance and offer benefits including:

  • Competitive not-for-profit salary packaging (tax-free salary component)
  • 4 weeks annual leave (pro-rata for part-time)
  • A supportive and collaborative working environment
  • A family friendly and professional company culture

How to apply:
Please submit a current resume and cover letter addressing the above criteria. The closing date is 5:00pm on Friday 29th January 2021.

We encourage you to apply as soon as possible, as we will be actively shortlisting applications as they are received. As such, this position may be filled prior to the closing date.

Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.

 
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