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Reference Number 18493
Position Title Recreation Development Worker
Employment Type Temporary Part Time
Hours Per Week 30.40
  • 12month Opportunity
  • Kooyong Location
  • Flexible Working Arrangements & Generous Salary Packaging Benefits

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 have low vision to help them achieve the possibilities they choose in life.

We support more than 27,500 people of all ages and life stages, and circumstances. We do this through 28 Vision Australia centres in Victoria, New South Wales, the Australian Capital Territory, Queensland, South Australia and Western Australia; 30 clinics; and through outreach programs in the Northern Territory and Tasmania.

An exciting opportunity awaits a highly skilled Recreation Development Worker to join our multi-disciplinary team in Kooyong.


As a Recreation Development Worker at Vision Australia you will deliver recreation programs including assessment, training, and intervention strategies to support clients who are blind or have low vision. Your responsibilities will include:

  • Developing new services in consultation with clients to meet individual and group needs
  • Providing recreational and community based services to ensure our clients reach their individual service goals
  • Provide direction, support and training to our volunteers assisting in recreational activities


To be successful in this role you will have:

  • A community services certification in aged care
  • Be positive and enthusiastic
  • Experience in developing, delivering and evaluating high quality recreational and social support activities within the community
  • A demonstrated understanding of person centred practices
  • A collaborative approach which ensures you achieve positive client outcomes
  • Ideally an understanding of issues relating to blindness and low vision

Our Benefits

Working as part of Vision Australia you will enjoy a values based organisation with benefits including:

  • Friendly values based working environment
  • Generous salary packaging options
  • Exciting career paths
  • Exceptional professional development opportunities
  • Flexible working arrangements

We’re always on the lookout for energetic, motivated people who share our values to be Person Centred, Accountable, Collaborative, Commercially Focused and Agile.

Do you want to become a part of a team that supports a future where our clients have the opportunity, like never before, to live the life they choose?   Please select the 'Apply' button below to be taken to our online application process.

Applications should consist of a full resume and a cover letter. Candidates should address the essential job competencies as outlined the position description and should also consider and be able to demonstrate Vision Australia’s organisational values which are central to the organisation’s culture. Applications should be uploaded as a word file. Please note pdf documents are not accepted for accessibility reasons. 

For more information about working at Vision Australia go to 

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

Contact Person Deb Deshayes
Contact Number 0398649532
Closing Date 16/10/2017
Position Description
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