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At the Australian College of Optometry (ACO) our vision is to achieve world leading eye health outcomes for all.

We are committed to improving the eye health and well-being of communities through clinical optometry practice, research and education. We are committed to creating a rewarding and positive working environment for all staff.

At the ACO we offer the following opportunities and benefits

  • Salary packaging benefits
  • A strong commitment to diversity
  • Professional learning and development
  • Employee assistance program
  • Career progression opportunities
  • Staff recognition program
  • Discounted glasses and contact lenses

Current opportunities


We are currently seeking Maintenance Technician/Handyperson to join the team at the Australian College of Optometry for a short-term position.

– NFP salary packaging benefits — increase your take home pay!

– Part time- 2 days per week

– 12 month contract

– Carlton location

 

About the ACO

The ACO is a not-for-profit organisation working in the public eye health space dedicated to preserving sight and preventing blindness.  We lead clinical best practice and educate the profession; deliver public eye health for those most in need; provide optometry training to students; supervise research and higher degrees; and undertake research through the National Vision Research Institute to improve understanding of vision and the diseases and disorders that impact on vision.

 

About the Role

The Facilities team are looking for a hard-working and flexible Maintenance Technician/Handyperson to join our team. Ideally an individual who provides a great attention to detail, either strong hands-on practical experience or a trade, along with competent levels of computer and organisational skills. The successful applicant will have a current Victorian Driving license and preferably have their own vehicle (travel reimbursed and company car available on ad hoc basis).

Reporting to the Building and Facilities Officer, your duties will include:

– Providing on-site support to ACO staff across all locations in relation to facilities & infrastructure;

– Occupational Health & Safety (OHS) and other health-checks;

– Onsite supplier liaison and oversight; and

– Some out of hours support.

 

Interested?

For further information please refer to the position description.

Any queries should be directed to humanresources@aco.org.au

 

How to apply: 

Written applications, including a CV and cover letter addressing the selection criteria, should be sent by email to careers@aco.org.au

The closing date for applications is Sunday 23 January 2022.

 

We will be reviewing candidates during this time and reserve the right to close applications sooner if a suitable candidate is found. We encourage prospective candidates to apply as soon as possible.

– Part time .65 FTE (25 hours per week)

– Initial 12-month appointment

– Carlton location

– NFP salary packaging benefits — increase your take home pay!

About the Opportunity:

We are looking for a hard-working individual with great organisation and interpersonal skills to assist our dispensing services team. This role will be responsible for assisting the efficient processing of spectacle and contact lenses orders in our dispensary. You will need to liaise with internal staff, external suppliers, and patients.

This is a part time position, Monday to Friday from 8.15am to 2.00pm with a 45 min lunch (5 hrs) located at our Carlton clinic. The successful candidate should have a strong admin focus and professional telephone manner. Knowledge and skills in data entry and MS Office Suite preferred. Previous experience in the optical industry an advantage.

Please note that as we work in a healthcare setting, you are required to have received your COVID-19 vaccinations.

Interested?

For further information please refer to the position description.

How to apply: 

Written applications, including a CV and cover letter addressing the selection criteria, should be sent by email to careers@aco.org.au

The closing date for applications is Monday 3rd January 2022.

– Full time

– Carlton location

– NFP salary packaging benefits– increase your take home pay!

About the Opportunity:

The Australian College of Optometry is a not-for-profit organisation providing public health eye care services to disadvantaged communities.

We are looking for an approachable, hard-working and confident individual to join our friendly and dedicated Customer Service team in Clinical Services.

This role provides optical dispensary services to patients and offers support to optometrists in our busy optometry clinics, while also providing front-of-house customer service support.  You will be part of an experienced team in a role that is very much a group effort, with duties shared.

You will be primarily based at our Carlton Clinic but may be required to work at other metropolitan clinics from time to time.

The position is full-time — 5 days per week, Tuesday–Saturday within our clinic hours of 8.00am to 5.45pm.

You should have optical dispensing experience and a genuine desire to work in a client/patient facing role that is about more than just good customer service.  You are flexible, punctual and reliable and possess excellent interpersonal skills.  A good telephone manner and sound computer skills are essential.  A second language may be an advantage.

Please note that due to government mandates, all ACO employees are required to be either fully vaccinated against COVID-19 or hold a medical exemption.

Interested?

For further information, please refer to the position description.

Applications can be submitted via email to careers@aco.org.au and must include a CV and covering letter.

The closing date for applications is on Monday 3rd January 2022.

– Full time

– Carlton location

– NFP salary packaging benefits– increase your take home pay!

About the Opportunity:

We are looking for an approachable, hard-working, and confident individual to join our friendly and dedicated Customer Service team in Clinical Services. This is an exciting opportunity to be a part of the team at our Carlton location.

The role provides front-of-house reception to patients, assists with dispensary services and supports optometrists in our busy optometry clinics.  You will be part of an experienced team in a role that is very much a group effort, with duties shared.

You will be based at our Carlton clinic but will be required to work from Metropolitan clinics from time to time.

The position is full-time — 5 days per week, Monday- Friday within our clinic hours of 8.00am to 5.45pm.

You should have customer service/reception experience and a genuine desire to work in a client/patient facing role that is about more than just good customer service.  You are flexible, punctual, and reliable and possess excellent interpersonal skills.  A good telephone manner and sound computer skills are essential.  A second language may be an advantage. Dispensing experience preferred. Remuneration will range between $49,830-$50,821 including superannuation, depending on prior experience. Salary packaging benefits are also avaliable.

Please note that due to government mandates, all ACO employees are required to be either fully vaccinated against COVID-19 or hold a medical exemption.

Interested?

For further information, please refer to the position description.

How to apply:

Applications can be submitted via email to careers@aco.org.au and must include a CV and covering letter.

The closing date for applications is Monday 3rd January 2022.

About the Opportunity:

The Australian College of Optometry (ACO) is looking for full time optometrists to join our Clinical Services team with a minimum of two years’ experience.

The ACO provides a unique experience in the practice of optometry. It operates a large public optometry clinic and employs over 45 full time and part time optometry staff.  In addition, a number of optometrists working in private practice choose to provide care in our clinics as sessional optometrists. Our main site is located in Carlton and we operate a network of clinics in community health settings across Melbourne, as well as outreach services to particularly disadvantaged community groups. We have a wide range of state of the art ophthalmic technology, including wave front aberrometry, anterior and posterior OCT, confocal ophthalmoscopy, wide field fundus photography, and electrodiagnotics.

Our staff are characterised by their commitment to clinical excellence, desire to work in a public health setting, and enthusiasm to continue to improve and develop their clinical skills.  A range of clinical activities are available including specialty clinics, clinical teaching and involvement in metropolitan and regional outreach clinics.

Our full time optometrists work a 9 day fortnight and are not required to work on Sundays or during the evening.

A successful candidate must register for Medicare provider numbers for each ACO location prior to their commencement. Registration to practice optometry in Australia and Therapeutic Endorsement is essential. Please note that due to government mandates, all ACO employees are required to be either fully vaccinated against COVID-19 or hold a medical exemption.

Interested?

For more information, please refer to the position description.

How to apply:

To apply, please send a covering letter addressing the key selection criteria and a CV to careers@aco.org.au referencing the position. As we have various locations across Victoria, please identify any locations of particular interest in your application.

About the Opportunity:

The Australian College of Optometry (ACO) is looking for full time optometrists to join our Clinical Services team with a minimum of two years’ experience primarily based at our Dandenong and Frankston clinics.

The ACO provides a unique experience in the practice of optometry. It operates a large public optometry clinic and employs over 45 full time and part time optometry staff.  In addition, a number of optometrists working in private practice choose to provide care in our clinics as sessional optometrists. Our main site is located in Carlton and we operate a network of clinics in community health settings across Melbourne, as well as outreach services to particularly disadvantaged community groups. We have a wide range of state of the art ophthalmic technology, including wave front aberrometry, anterior and posterior OCT, confocal ophthalmoscopy, wide field fundus photography, and electrodiagnotics.

Our staff are characterised by their commitment to clinical excellence, desire to work in a public health setting, and enthusiasm to continue to improve and develop their clinical skills.  A range of clinical activities are available including specialty clinics, clinical teaching, and involvement in metropolitan and regional outreach clinics.

Our full time optometrists work a 9 day fortnight and are not required to work on Sundays or during the evening.

A successful candidate must register for Medicare provider numbers for each ACO location prior to their commencement. Registration to practice optometry in Australia and Therapeutic Endorsement is essential. Please note that due to government mandates, all ACO employees are required to be either fully vaccinated against COVID-19 or hold a medical exemption.

Interested?

For more information, please refer to the position description.

How to apply:

To apply, please send a covering letter addressing the key selection criteria and a CV to careers@aco.org.au referencing the position.

Are you an experienced accountant with a passion for data analytics?

– Full time

– Carlton location

– NFP salary packaging benefits– increase your take home pay!

About the Opportunity:

We know that data and a robust reporting framework is fundamental in order to achieve our strategic goals, increase efficiency, and better manage risk. We are looking for a hard-working individual with great analytical and interpersonal skills to join our small finance team as a data and management accountant.

This role will play a proactive part in the development and implementation of robust data and reporting analysis and processes for the ACO. The successful candidate should have advanced Excel/Word skills and database management, preferably with experience using the Workday Adaptive Bi tool or similar, as well as be comfortable learning new technical systems as needed. This position is an opportunity for someone with a tertiary qualification in accounting and/or data or for someone who is working towards a post graduate qualification (e.g., CA/CPA).

Please note that as we work in a healthcare setting, you are required to have received your COVID-19 vaccinations.

Interested?

For further information please refer to the position description.

How to apply: 

Written applications, including a CV and cover letter addressing the selection criteria, should be sent by email to careers@aco.org.au

How to apply


Applications must include

  • A cover letter referring to the position title and addressing the key selection criteria
  • Your curriculum vitae, outlining past experience and qualifications
  • Current contact details for yourself and referees
  • Supporting documents as outlined in the position description

Interview process

Shortlisted applicants will be asked to attend an interview with a panel of two or more staff members. Depending on the seniority of the position a second interview may be conducted.


Communication

The ACO will make every effort to acknowledge applicants who have fulfilled the application requirements. We will endeavour to communicate with both successful and unsuccessful applicants in a timely manner. If you are seeking specific information and/or feedback regarding the outcome of your application please email careers@aco.org.au.

Employee screening

Employment for all positions is conditional on a satisfactory National Police Check (for working with children/vulnerable groups).  A Working with Children Check may be required for some positions


Diversity

The Australian College of Optometry is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We welcome applications from people with the widest possible diversity of background, culture and experience. The ACO encourages applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders.


Privacy notification

We collect personal information for the purpose of processing and considering your application in accordance with the Information Privacy Act 2000.


Assessments

For some positions applicants may be required to undertake an assessment. The assessment process will be outlined prior to your interview.