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Reference Number 22419
Position Title Orthoptist
Employment Type Temporary Full Time
Hours Per Week 38.00
  • Full-time, 12-month contract
  • Based in Wollongong
  • $83,881 starting salary + super + 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!

About us

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-centered 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.

About you

To be successful in this role you will have:

  • Approved qualifications in Orthoptics as recognised by the Australian Orthoptic Association;
  • 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;
  • Training and intervention strategies for individuals and groups.

Benefits of working at Vision Australia

  • Generous salary packaging options
  • Flexible working arrangements
  • Exciting career paths
  • Exceptional professional development opportunities

To apply

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 

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

Contact Person Kendra Wells
Contact Number 0438838144
Closing Date 16/03/2021
Position Description
Recruitment Prospectus 2.docx Open Position Description
Orthoptist PD .docx Open Position Description
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