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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


The Australian College of Optometry (ACO) is looking for an Ophthalmic Assistant to join our Clinical Services team.

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 anterior and posterior OCT and wide field fundus photography.

This position is responsible for providing high quality clinical support to Optometrists providing clinical services to ACO patients. The role involves working as part of the clinical team to support the delivery of optometry consultations through the provision of diagnostic imaging and clinical assistance. In addition, the role will assist the broader team with the delivery of visual aids and support to the customer service staff in the clinic.

This position is a part-time (3 day per week) job share appointment with an initial 2-year fixed term contract. The incumbent will be based at the Dandenong Clinic site but may be required to work at other ACO service locations on occasion.

Previous experience working in optometry or similar ophthalmic clinical setting is preferred.

For further information, please refer to the position description.

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

Applications will close on Sunday 31 January 2021 at 5pm.

The Australian College of Optometry (ACO) has a vacancy for a Graduate Optometrist commencing in 2021.

The ACO provides a unique experience in the practice of optometry. It operates a large public optometry clinic and currently employs over 45 full time and part time optometry staff.  In addition, there are a number of optometrists working in private practice who 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 suburban Melbourne, as well as outreach services to particularly disadvantaged community groups across Victoria.

We offer:

– Opportunities for continuous learning
– Competitive salary plus Not-For-Profit salary packaging benefits
– A wider range of state-of-the-art ophthalmic technology

Applicants should have a commitment to excellence in optometry practice, a desire to further develop their clinical skills and knowledge, motivation to contribute to the activities of the Clinic and the profession, and a dedication to serving the community.

 

Graduate Optometrists:

– Accept a two-year appointment to work as a full-time optometrist
– Work nine-day fortnights (usual Clinic hours are 8.30 am to 5.45 pm weekdays and Saturday)
– Undertake clinical duties in ACO metropolitan, outreach and specialist clinics
– Are supported by a full complement of clinical equipment, experienced staff, a large peer group and a mentoring program

Enquiries may be directed to Jennifer Caulfield, by email at jcaulfield@aco.org.au

 

For further information, please refer to the position description.

Written applications, including a cover letter addressing why the position is of interest to you, your CV, names of two referees, copies of academic transcripts to date and proof of your right to work in Australia on an unrestricted basis (e.g. copy of your passport, birth certificate, citizenship certificate or visa), should be submitted to the HR Manager at humanresources@aco.org.au

Applications will close Monday 21st December 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.