Cairns, Townsville or Mackay, Queensland
- Full-time, 3 year contract
- Based in either Cairns, Townsville or Mackay
- Base salary + Superannuation = $93,334 + 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!
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.
About who we support
Vision Australia provides services to more than 25,500 people 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
- Utilise a person-centred and strengths based approach, providing services that focus on client’s needs and goals;
- Provide functional vision assessments and recommendations that address the priorities of clients of all ages, supporting them to make the most effective use of their vision; this includes the use of low vision aids, lighting and other specialist equipment;
- Provide information to clients and their carers/family about eye conditions, appropriate to their needs;
- Prepare clinical and functional vision assessment reports as requested by clients and/or third parties.
To view the Position Description for this role, please click here.
To be successful in this role you will have:
- Approved qualifications in Orthoptics as recognised by the Australian Orthoptic Association;
- Registration with the Australian Orthoptic Board (Professional Body Registration where applicable i.e. Occupational Therapist needs AHPRA registration);
- Knowledge and skills in working with children, adults and older adults;
- Experience in providing client support and Orthoptic services in person and/or through other communication mediums;
- Regional travel on occasion across Cairns, Townsville and/or Mackay (via flights generally).
Benefits of working at Vision Australia
- Generous salary packaging options of up to $15,900 per year
- Flexible working arrangements
- Accrued Day Off Scheme (one day off a month)
- Exciting career paths
- Exceptional professional development opportunities
- Working from home opportunities where reasonable e.g. report writing
- 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.
To find out more details about salary packaging, please click here.
If you have any questions about the role, please contact the below Hiring Manager.
Name: Nadene George
Phone: 0421 801 726
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.
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.