First Signs Facilitator Bay of Plenty/Tauranga

Deaf Aotearoa is looking for a Facilitator to join our First Signs team. First Signs is a nationwide service for Deaf and hard-of-hearing children aged 0-5 and supporting their whānau with learning NZSL, language development, learning about being Deaf/hard-of-hearing in Aotearoa and connect with other families and Deaf role models. 

Deaf Aotearoa provides a workplace which values diversity, and where both New Zealand Sign Language (NZSL) and English are used. We have a diverse workforce spread across the country. 

We are an equal opportunities employer and we have Deaf-friendly work practices in place. We employ Deaf and hearing people at all levels, NZSL interpreters are provided for all meetings and training courses. 

We encourage and support professional development and offer flexible, family-friendly work practices. 

We are strongly committed to following organisation standards that ensure we provide quality systems, work practices and services. We perform service audits and review our policies regularly. 

Job tasks and responsibilities 

Support Deaf children and their families’ to develop NZSL 

Engage with the local Deaf community, and provide support/information. 

Develop Service Plans with service users which identify personal goals, strengths and support systems. 

Keep the Deaf community up to date through the distribution of written/video updates 

Deliver services with due care to the fundamental principles of being person centred; care and protection; privacy; empowerment and non-dependence. 

Carry an active caseload as directed by the Team Leader, and ensure all new referrals are managed through the correct process. 

Work as an effective member of the front-line service provision team, ensuring that Deaf & hearing people who visit Deaf Aotearoa receive a positive service experience. 

Promote the work and interests of Deaf Aotearoa. 

Skills and experience 

Deaf Studies certificate or equivalent qualification, or a willingness to complete  

Relationship building skills 

Experience working with children and families 

Experience teaching NZSL  

Experience in using variety of IT systems and applications (Microsoft Office)   

Ongoing commitment to Deaf Aotearoa’s Vision and Purpose 

Fluent in NZSL 

Bilingual – New Zealand Sign Language/English 

Preferred experience in working with the Deaf Community 

Experience in the not-for-profit/community sector  

Commitment to the Treaty of Waitangi principles  

Able to legally drive in New Zealand 

The role is covered the Covid-19 Public Health Response (Vaccinations) Order 2021 

Applications for this position close 14th January 2022. 
This is a full-time, permanent position, 40 hours per week, located in our Bay of Plenty/Tauranga office. 

For a full job description please go to

For more information, please contact Anna Foord at anna.foord@deaf.org.nz 

https://www.seek.co.nz/job/55387020

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