Youth Support Worker - Auslan

             Posted 27 January 2021
An exciting opportunity for a Casual Youth Support Worker with Auslan skills to join our dedicated team at Deaf Children Australia.​
About DCA 
Deaf Children Australia's (DCA's) purpose is to remove barriers to the personal development and social exclusion faced by children and young people who are deaf or hard of hearing (dhoh). Our mission is to inspire and empower dhoh children and young people to reach their full potential. In achieving DCA's vital work, our organisation, staff, and volunteers uphold the following values; Respectful, Accountable, Cooperative, and Committed to Service.
About this role       

As a Youth Support Worker, you will provide individualised NDIS supports to deaf and hard of hearing young people to improve community access, social participation, develop individual skills and access to recreational activities. The purpose is to improve independence and self-esteem, skills and confidence to engage more effectively in the community, achieve better educational outcome and employment opportunities. Supports may be delivered one-to-one or in group settings.

Benefits in working with DCA

A career with Deaf Children Australia will offer you rewarding experiences to make a difference to the lives of people in our community who are deaf or hard of hearing. We have a high energy and supportive culture guided by our values. Join the Youth Support Team at DCA.


About you

To be successful in this role you will need to demonstrate your ability to meet the Selection Criteria outlined below:

  • Fluency in Auslan or commitment to reach this level within the term of this role (essential);

  • Qualification in Human services (Certificate IV in Disability Services or Youth Work or commitment to achieve this qualification). And/or significant experience relevant to the role;

  • Solid understanding, knowledge and experience of Deaf Community and culture;

  • Demonstrated ability to keep progress notes, write reports, and maintain program paperwork;

  • Strong organisational skills with ability to plan work effectively while demonstrating flexibility to meet individual needs;

  • Capacity to facilitate and engage in group service delivery, including workshops and presentations;

  • Ability to act as a deaf role model for participants and their families (desirable);

  • Demonstrated capability to work independently and as part of a team;

  • Current Victorian driving licence & ability to utilise own vehicle


Deaf Children Australia is a Child Safe organisation. Accordingly, the successful candidate will need to be willing to undertake the following checks and clearances;


  • Working with Children Check

  • Police Check (International Police Check if applicable)

  • Disability Workers Exclusion Scheme Check


Deaf Children Australia welcomes diversity in all its forms and greatly encourages applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander candidates.


Candidates who are available to work after school hours and weekends are encouraged to apply.

Applications close: 11:59pm Sunday 07/02/2021


To apply, please email your Resume and Cover Letter Cover Letter  to: (please include position title in email subject line)


Please note, we reserve the right to close or extend this advertisement depending on the number and quality of applications received. Therefore, we urge all suitable candidates to submit their application as early as possible.