Low Vision Consultant

Job No: VNA275
Location: Thornleigh, NSW

  • Permanent opportunity (24-38 hours per week)
  • Based at our Thornleigh location with travel to Northern Sydney, Central Coast, Newcastle and Mid-North Coast
  • Base Salary + Superannuation = $98,081 (pro rata) + Salary Packaging

Do you want to make a difference and become a part of a team that supports a future where people who are blind or have low vision can live an independent life they choose?

If so, then this might be the perfect role for you!

About us 

Vision Australia is a leading national provider of blindness and low vision services in Australia, we work in partnership with Australians who are blind or who have low vision to achieve the possibilities they choose in life. Quantum is a wholly owned subsidiary of Vision Australia. 

About who we support 

For over 35 years, Quantum has been providing products and services to people with a print disability (low vision, blindness or a learning difficulty). Quantum was the founding sponsor of the Macular Disease Foundation and we are an approved supplier to the Department of Veterans Affairs and the NDIS. We also collaborate closely with eye care professionals (ophthalmology and optometry practices) and vision support agencies such as Vision Australia, Guide Dogs, and the Royal Society for the Blind. 

Vision Australia provides services to more than 35,000 clients from 35 Vision Australia centres in Victoria, New South Wales, the Australian Capital Territory, Queensland, South Australia and Western Australia; and through outreach programs in the Northern Territory and Tasmania. 

About the role

  • Lead the Technology support for all clients in your allocated territory (Northern Sydney, Central Coast, Newcastle and Mid-North Coast).
  • Organise and attend regional exhibitions displaying, demonstrating and disseminating information on all products.
  • Organise and conduct promotional training and hands-on overview on technology for key groups and individuals who are prospective customers.
  • Develop strong relationships with key contacts in blindness agencies in my territory through conferences, expo’s, consultancy and training.

View the Position Description for this role

About you

To be successful in this role you will have:

  • Formal qualification or Experience such as: Optical Dispensing Diploma, Orthoptist, Optometry, Aged Care or Occupational Therapy;
  • Recent Experience from a variety of backgrounds either from Optical, Aged Care, or a related Allied Health Care role;
  • Specialised Low Vision Technology Skills;
  • Evidence of up-to-date comprehensive product knowledge resulting in successful sales to meet customer needs.

Benefits of working at Vision Australia

  • Generous salary packaging options
  • Flexible working arrangements
  • Exciting career paths
  • Exceptional professional development opportunities

Salary Packaging

  • With the offer of Salary Packaging, you can use some of your salary to pay for everyday expenses before income tax is calculated, meaning you pay less tax and have more money to spend. That’s because your salary packaging money is deducted first and then your tax is calculated on the remaining amount.

Find out more about Salary Packaging

Contact

If you have any questions about the role, please contact the below Hiring Manager.

Name: Joanne Northcote

Email: Joanne.Northcote@visionaustralia.org

Compliance

Vision Australia is committed to do all that is reasonable to ensure the safety, welfare and wellbeing of clients (including children); their families; the community; staff and volunteers; and any other person entering Vision Australia’s workplace. Police checks, state working with children checks, NDIS Worker Screening checks and Professional Registrations form part of Vision Australia’s probity screening standards ensuring that quality services are provided in a safe environment.

To apply

If this sounds like a great fit for you then please complete our online application process.

Applications should consist of a full resume and a cover letter. Please note pdf documents are not accepted for accessibility reasons.

For more information about working at Vision Australia go to www.visionaustralia.org/careers.


We highly encourage applications from candidates who are blind or have low vision.

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