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Communication Guide - Casual

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Work type: Casual
Location: National Office - Surrey Hills
Categories: Centre of Excellence - Deafblind

About us

Able Australia is a leading provider of disability services across Tasmania, Victoria, the ACT and South East Queensland. For over 50 years we have been delivering innovative support services to people with multiple disabilities and deafblindness. As a registered provider of the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS), our vision is to enable the people we support to live the life they choose.

Committed to the values of Trust, Respect, Excellence and Kindness, we provide high quality supports that reflect evidence-based best practice. We strive to ensure our clients live better days, every day.

More about the role 

Bring your sound experience, positive attitude and empathy to this very rewarding and unique role assisting the people we support.  We are looking for individuals that strives to deliver the best possible community participation and to enhance and develop the people we support, to achieve their full potential in life, and occasionally to be their advocate. 

Deafblind Communication Guides provide direct one to one support to participants in a way that is tailored to meet their individual needs and goals. Such support is provided within the context of their community of friends, family and neighbourhood. It is also delivered within a team approach, allowing for opportunities for reflective practice and a more flexible service response. Deafblind Communication Guides employ a flexible, individualised approach, working in consultation with participants to assess needs and develop a range of goals. This approach is utilised to work with participants to identify their strengths, values and goals. Individual activities are provided to promote choice, acknowledge individual strength and choice and to facilitate inclusion in to the wider community.

This position may require some out of business hours and weekend support for participants.

Skills and experience required to be successful in this role


  • Auslan skills are mandatory – (Diploma or studying towards Diploma or CODA)
  • Available to be rostered for flexible hours/shifts, including weekend rosters.
  • Knowledge of Deafblind Culture and experience working in Disability and/ age care sector
  • Intermediate computer skills (ie: using Microsoft Outlook, documentation in a client management tool/CRM).
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills including an ability to write clear client case notes.
  • Valid Driver's Licence, Reliable and registered vehicle and car insurance.
  • Record of a National Police Check (issued less than 3 months ago) or a willingness to obtain one.
  • Record of a current First Aid Certificate or a willingness to obtain one. 

Benefits of joining Able Australia 

  • Opportunity to work for a growing organisation that demonstrates industry leadership. 
  • Flexible shifts across our residential and community services within the Melbourne region offering excellent work/life balance.
  • Training and professional development opportunities to grow your career.
  • Warm, caring and genuinely supportive team environment including a 24/7 Employee Assistance Program.
  • Attractive Salary packaging benefits in addition to above award conditions (plus casual loading).

How to apply

Please click on the APPLY NOW button and complete the online application form. You will need to upload your resume and a cover letter explaining why you are interested in this job along with your skills and experience.  You will be requested to upload a copy of Australian driver’s licence and first aid certificate.

Applications must be submitted by 9.00am, Wednesday 2 February 2022. 

Please be informed, applications will be reviews as soon as we receive them and the interviews will be conducted as soon as possible. 

Please note that you must be eligible to work in Australia to be considered for this position. Employment is conditional upon screening checks throughout employment. If you have any particular question regarding the position or need to find out more, get in touch with Bec Swansson, Deafblind Services Manager on bec.swansson@ableaustralia.org.au  

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