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Royal Institute for Deaf and Blind Children
The Royal Institute for Deaf and Blind Children (RIDBC) is Australia's major independent special educator which provides high quality educational services to children who have significant hearing and/or vision impairment, including children who have additional disabilities.
RIDBC's programs include:
- National early childhood and school age services
- Five preschools (including two in regional areas)
- Three dedicated schools for either hearing or vision impariment
- Support for students attending mainstream preschools and schools
- A paediatric audiology centre
- Community support services
- A university college for teacher training and research, in affiliation with the University of Newcastle
RIDBC employs a diverse range of staff across its many programs and it's ability to provide high quality educational support services is directly dependent on the experience, knolwedge and prefessionalism of staff.
RIDBC employs a wide variety of specialist trained teachers, therapists and support staff working in multi-disciplinary teams and it has a strong commitment to ongoing professional development. Renwick College, affiliated with the University of Newcaslte, is located at the RIDBC office in North Rocks, and offers nationally recognised postgraduate studies in special education.
RIDBC is an equal employment opportunity employer and offers, in some cases, above award conditions. RIDBC has an active social club and other benefits include use of on-site tennis courts, a heated swimming pool and a BBQ area (on the North Rocks campus).
Flexible salary packaging, a supportive work environment, flexible working arrangements, a family friendly workplace (in relation to pregnancy and returning to work following parental leave), and excellent career and learning opportunities are also on offer. Compliance with child protection legislation is essential to all positions at RIDBC.
- Allied health care
- Children's services
- Skills development
- Social development
- High support
- Call Centre Operator
- Childcare Worker
- Disability Support Worker
- Early Childhood Educator
- Frontline Professional
- Frontline Support
- Fundraising Officer
- Occupational Therapist
- Personal Care Assistant
- Social Educator
- Speech Pathologist
- Teacher's Aide