With staff right across Australia, our team is united by a shared purpose. We’re committed to our clients, making sure we’re lifting the limits on what’s possible for people with hearing or vision loss. And that starts with our people and our values.
At NextSense, we embrace and operate under six core values:
Our people-first culture is underpinned by our dedication to professional development and investing in our team. NextSense can provide you with meaningful opportunities to make a difference in the lives of others and access to experts in the field.
Be part of our journey as we continue to provide services that are grounded in research and based on world’s best practice. It means leading the field, with our ultimate goal to drive the entire sector forward, so we continue to positively impact the lives of our clients.
RIDBC professionals and support staff provide specialist services for sensory impairment in therapy, allied health, education and research. Our corporate team enable the efforts of clinical staff through marketing, finance, human resources and operational support.
A Working With Children Check (WWCC) is required for all new employees or volunteers in child-related roles. NextSense is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Why work at NextSense?
- We're an established, national, highly respected and innovative not-for-profit, supporting Australians with hearing or vision loss. In fact, we’ve been around for 160 years.
- You will learn from industry-leading experts in the hearing and vision fields. We invest in you. You will access continuing professional education delivered by experts in hearing and vision loss, including our staff and others from across the sector.
- Join our comprehensive staff mentoring program for clinical roles.
- Enjoy flexible working arrangements.
- We offer competitive salaries, with salary packaging allowing you to increase your take-home pay.
- Receive generous parental/adoption leave entitlements.
- Access to our wellbeing program, including free and accessible employee assistance program available to staff and family members.
Clinical and allied health
Our allied health roles sit at the forefront of service delivery and involve direct client interaction in therapeutic and diagnostic services. Roles that may become available in this area include: audiologists, speech pathologists, occupational therapists, orthoptists, physiotherapists and psychologists.
Our Education services cover early intervention, preschools, specialist schools, support for students in independent schools as well as remote services. Opportunities can arise for teachers, specialist teachers and a range of support roles for our school services.
NextSense Institute is a centre for research and professional education in the field of sensory disability. Our team consists of a range of academic and administrative staff to support the development of research and professional education.
— Sarah Marshall, speech pathologist
I enjoy being a part of an organisation that makes a difference in the lives of families and individuals. A recent achievement is a video series that started out as a side project between staff working remotely, which is now being shared with families who attend our NextSense services. NextSense provided media and clinical support to get it up and running. It’s exciting to learn that NextSense embraces creativity and encourages staff to pursue their ideas for better service delivery.
We seek a wide range of value aligned professionals to collaborate and support the direct services of NextSense.
Our centralised departments include Marketing and Communications, Fundraising, Finance, Client Care, Design and Innovation, People & Culture and Technology & Property services.
— Darren Parmenter, engagement manager, Fundraising
Professional development is a huge focus, so that NextSense can be leaders in their field and have that positive impact in all areas of their operation. This dynamic and innovative approach is a great balance to an organisation that is 160 years old. I really had no understanding of how an individual education or health provider could have such a long-term impact on a child. When you speak to the mums and dads, what NextSense achieves really does change lives; not just for the client but their families as well.
— Andja Curcic, speech pathologist
One thing I value is the collaborative culture of NextSense. I have felt very supported throughout my time here. Staff are always open to answer questions or provide guidance, and the sharing of ideas is encouraged and cultivated. It really feels like a great big family. The NextSense mentoring program has allowed me to gain so much insight into the specialised fields of vision and hearing loss. Opportunities to participate in professional development within and outside of NextSense are abundant, ensuring that learning and evolving never stops.
We rely on volunteers across a broad range of areas to be able to deliver our services.
We accept general volunteers across proofreading, archiving, clerical work, library, classrooms, special events and gardening.
See our Volunteers page for more information on corporate or fundraising volunteering.
— Elaine Brock, Volunteer
I have volunteered in various positions with NextSense over 23 years, from proof reading in education through to community relations and now administrative support. It has been a pleasure working alongside the staff at NextSense. Volunteering has been a rewarding experience for me and has helped me through difficult times in my life.