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


The Australian College of Optometry (ACO) offers a unique working environment for optometrists, looking to broaden their skills and provide comprehensive full scope eye care to the community.

The Lead Optometrist Paediatric Services is responsible for providing clinical leadership and is responsible for the organisation, management and development of paediatric services in the Division of Clinical Services, working with the Head of Specialist Services and Clinical Care to develop and build clinical services and relationships with external partners.

This role will be based primarily at our Carlton clinic with occasional days at our Metropolitan locations.

You will have a degree or Optometry Council of Australia and New Zealand certification that allows registration to practice optometry and prescribe therapeutic medicines in Australia, and will be required to have been in full time clinical practice for at least seven years or can demonstrate equivalent clinical and professional experiences and credentials. You will have postgraduate qualifications or relevant skills and experience in the provision of paediatric optometry care.

For more information refer to the position description

Enquiries may be directed to Nellie Deen at ndeen@aco.org.au.

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

The closing date for applications is Friday 31 July 2020 at 5pm.

We are seeking a Procurement and Risk Officer to join our friendly and hard-working team in Carlton.

Part time (4 days per week)- NFP salary packaging benefits- $63,000- $66,000 (FTE) including superannuation.

The Australian College of Optometry (ACO) is a not-for-profit organisation dedicated to preserving sight and preventing blindness. We lead clinical best practice and educate the profession; deliver public health eye care for those most in need; teach optometry 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.

We are looking for a hard-working, adaptable individual with a strong attention to detail and the ability to negotiate and explore improvement opportunities for the organisation. The post-holder will be expected to work across:
• Supplier and contract coordination;
• Procurement;
• Risk; and
• Continuous Improvement.

For further information, please refer to the position description.

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

Applications will close 5pm, Thursday 6th August 2020.

The Australian College of Optometry (ACO) is looking for Junior Accounts Clerk to join our friendly and hard-working Finance team.

Part-time (4 days per week) – NFP salary packaging benefits- Carlton location

The ACO is a not-for-profit organisation dedicated to preserving sight and preventing blindness. We lead clinical best practice and educate the profession; deliver public health eye for those most in need; teach optometry 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.

We are looking for a hard-working and flexible junior accounts clerk to join our team. To be successful in this entry level position, you’re required to have good computer and organisational skills, a close attention to detail and a willingness to learn. The post-holder will be expected to:

• Play a key role in the day-to-day processing of a range of financial transactions, including Medicare claims arising from patient consultations; and
• support the other members of the Finance team across a range of administrative tasks.

For further information please refer to the position description.

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

Applications will close Friday 7 August 2020 at 5pm.

How to apply


Applications must include

  • A covering letter referring 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 interviews 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 humanresources@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.