Deaf Jobs
A NOVA Employment initiative

NOVA Employment has a speciality service to help the Deaf or people with a hearing impairment into work.

We find jobs in the general community, at award wage

Established 1998

Who Are We

We opened this office in January 1998 and since then have found hundreds of jobs for people who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing. NOVA offers Deaf specific employment assistance as part of the Disability Employment Network funded by the Australian Government.

We offer specialist job seeking assistance and post placement support. We find jobs in the general community, at award wage. We support people across Sydney as well as Wollongong, Katoomba, Tahmoor, Bowral, Goulburn and Yass.

History of NOVA's Deaf Service

In 1997 one of NOVA’s team members, Melanie Stewart, approached me to see if we could start a specialist employment service for Deaf and Hard of Hearing. Mel had lots of energy for this task and, with help from members of the Deaf community; we opened in 1998 with Melanie as our Campbelltown Manager.

The Campbelltown team have always been highly motivated and successful. As a result, the program went very well and after Melanie moved on, David Budd took over as Manager. Not only did our Deaf program grow, we also began to work with people who have other disability. Our team grew in size – up to 11 staff by 2007.