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Communication Guide (Auslan) - Permanent

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Work type: Permanent
Location: Melbourne, National Office - Surrey Hills
Categories: Communication Guides

Title: Communicate Guide
Employment: Permanent / Part time - 2 days a week
Salary: $35.71 - $38.64 per hour, plus super and NFP Salary packaging.
Location: Multiple locations across Melbourne.
Ideally, Frankston, Lara/Geelong, and Warragul regions.


About the role 

As a Communication Guide your role is to assist our deafblind clients access the community in the ways that they choose, provide support in their everyday lives, whilst communicating with them through Auslan, or various other methods of available deafblind communication.

The position works in consultation with our clients to identify their strengths and values and develop a range of goals.

We are looking for individuals that strive to deliver the best possible community participation and to enhance and develop the people we support, to achieve their full potential in life. 

Skills and experience required to be successful in this role:

  • Auslan skills are mandatory – (Deaf, Diploma or studying towards Diploma or CODA)
  • Available to be rostered for flexible hours/shifts, including some weekend and sleepovers.
  • 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 Australian Driver's Licence
  • Reliable and registered vehicle (Able Roadworthy Assessment required) and car insurance.
  • Record of a NDIS Workers Screening Check or a willingness to obtain one.
  • Record of a current First Aid and CPR Certificate or a willingness to obtain one.
  • Knowledge of Deafblind Culture and experience working in Disability and/ age care sector is desirable

For further information regarding the role and its requirements, please refer to the position description attached: Download File Deafblind Communication Guide - Position Description - March 2024.pdf


Benefits of joining Able Australia:

  • Attractive NFP Salary packaging benefits to pay less tax and take home more earnings.
  • Able Rewards program offering discounts to hundreds of online retailers.
  • Opportunity to work for a growing organisation that demonstrates industry leadership. 
  • Training and professional development opportunities to grow your career.
  • Warm, caring and genuinely supportive team environment including a 24/7 Employee Assistance Program.

About Able Australia

Able Australia is a leading provider of disability services across Tasmania, Victoria, the ACT and 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.

How to apply

Please click on the APPLY NOW button and complete the online application form. You will need to upload your resume with your skills and experience. We appreciate the time you have taken to prepare and submit your application and we are committed to responding to every applicant.

We encourage applicants with disabilities to apply. Please let us know if you require any adjustments during the recruitment period.

Please note, Able Australia is an inclusive equal opportunity employer and is compliant with public health orders regarding the COVID-19 Vaccine. You must be eligible to work in Australia to be considered for this position.

Employment is conditional upon screening checks throughout employment, applicants will be required to undergo pre-employment checks as required, applicants will be subject to, but not limited to, the following checks: National Police Check, International Police Check (if applicable), NDIS Worker Screening Check and Right to Work in Australia.

If you have any particular questions regarding the position or need to find out more, get in touch with Yvette Hyde, Senior Talent Acquisition Business Partner at  

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Applications close: AUS Eastern Standard Time

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