Deafblind Coordinator

With over 300 employees and around 2,000 volunteers the Blind Foundation is New Zealand’s leading provider of services and support to people who are blind or have low vision. Celebrating 127 years, we are 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 empowering and supporting 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 provide vision related needs assessments, deliver and co-ordinate service plans and implement communication intervention programmes. This is a part time, 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

  • strong networking skills

  • strong time management and communication skills

  • be willing to undertake 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. 

Please select apply below to submit your application. You can also view the position description below to learn more about this exciting opportunity. If you are unable to access the website please email or phone us on 09 355 6872.

Applications close Friday 15 February 2019.

The Blind Foundation welcomes diversity in the workplace and encourages suitably qualified people who are blind or who have low vision to apply for roles within the organisation.

Permanent/Part Time

Job no: DBDunedinJan19

Location: Dunedin

Closing Date: Applications close Friday 15 February 2019.