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.

 

Events & Community Fundraising Coordinator 

 

We are seeking a motivated Events & Community Fundraising Coordinator to work as a part of our friendly and supportive Fundraising and Marketing team. This is a full-time permanent role based at our Newtown centre (head office), commencing January 2020. The role reports to the Senior Individual Giving Manager and is primarily responsible for coordinating and executing fundraising driven events and community fundraising activities.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Taking the lead in event coordination including venue, catering, managing RSVP’s, event briefs and collateral production
  • Support with the planning of events to achieve fundraising targets and organisational requirements
  • Manage the rolling calendar of events and community fundraising events, ensuring appropriate internal and external stakeholders are kept informed as required
  • Database management of event and community fundraising details and other administrative tasks
  • Plan, forecast and manage Events and Community Fundraising budgets
  • Reporting and analysis of events and community fundraising activities

Why join The Shepherd Centre

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

  • Flexible working including 9 day fortnight with registered day off
  • Competitive salary packaging (available in the not-for-profit sector)
  • Supportive and friendly work environment and company culture
  • Finalist of NSW Business Chamber 2019 Employer of Choice award

About you

  • Minimum of 2 year of event coordination experience
  • Highly organised with strong attention to detail
  • Strong communication and relationship building skills
  • Proven project management skills and ability to remain calm under pressure
  • Valid Driver’s License
  • Working with Children Check NSW or willingness to obtain one
  • Full working rights in Australia

How to apply

To apply, please send your completed application, consisting of your resume and cover letter (addressing the above 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.

Vacancy posted on: 28/11/2019

 

Speech Pathologist/Teacher of the Deaf

 

Due to the growth of The Shepherd Centre we are now seeking a highly motivated and enthusiastic professional for a full time 12 month fixed term contract Speech Pathology/Teacher of the Deaf position at The Shepherd Centre. The role provides an opportunity to work across our Newtown and Liverpool centres.

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.

Why join The Shepherd Centre

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

  • Generous salary packaging option (available in the not for profit sector)
  • Six weeks annual leave
  • Flexible work hours including nine day fortnight
  • Great internal professional development mentoring program
  • Training for international certification in Listening and Spoken Language
  • Finalist of NSW Business 2019 Employer of Choice award

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
  • Passion for working with children an 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
  • Desirable: experience of working with school age children
  • Desirable: driver’s license and access to a car as public transport options are limited for our Liverpool centre

How to apply

To apply, please send your completed application, consisting of your resume and cover letter (addressing the above 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.

Vacancy posted on: 08/2019

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