Deafblind Coordinator


With over 300 employees and around 6,000 volunteers the Blind Foundation is New Zealand’s leading provider of services and support to people who are blind or have low vision. One of New Zealand’s most trusted and iconic Not for Profit organisations, we need a Deafblind Coordinator to join us. You will help the organisation achieve our vision of a “life without limits” for New Zealanders who are blind or who have low vision.

Deafblindness is a unique disability with unique needs.  The Blind Foundation Deafblind Service provides a range of critical services such as supporting members to identify and develop ways to communicate, engage with and access services in the community to meet vision related and deafblind needs. 

The Deafblind Coordinator will be responsible for screening and identifying the appropriate level of deafblind support required. The successful applicant will also deliver and co-ordinate service plans and implement communication intervention programmes. This is a part time (15hrs a week), permanent position.

Experience working in the disability sector is essential for this role, and the successful candidate will need to have:

  • a tertiary qualification in Human or Social or Rehabilitation Services and experience in service delivery within the health or disability field

  • demonstrated excellent communication skills

  • Experience working in the Deafblind sector

  • strong networking skills

  • strong time management and communication skills

  • be willing to undertake further training in blindness/deaf blindness

Become an ambassador for the Blind Foundation!  Our staff take an active interest and participate in fundraising and volunteer opportunities. 

If you believe you have what we are looking for, we would love to hear from you! Please submit a formal application below through our Careers Portal, where you can also view the position description. If you have any questions, please contact our Recruitment Team on 09 355 6872.

Applications close Friday 25 May 2018.

Please note that this position is currently being filled by someone in a temporary capacity who will be eligible to apply for the position.

Permanent/Part Time

Job no: DBCMay2018

Location: Christchurch

Closing Date: Applications close Friday 25 May 2018