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Business Development Specialist

We have an outstanding opportunity for an enthusiastic individual with the skills, energy, and motivation to drive business development not only with our most beloved dogs but also within our life-changing Vision Services and other business. The position is based at our Morphett St office and offers the flexibility to partially work from home.

Reporting directly to the General Managing Fundraising, Marketing & Communications you will play an integral role in the growth of the business. Responsibilities include:

  • Identify and develop new client acquisition, commercial and corporate support opportunities.
  • Identify opportunities for new and/or differentiated service offerings.
  • Prepare business cases and reports, expressions of interest, proposals, tenders and grant applications.

About You

You’re an experienced and professional business development specialist with the following attributes:

  • Self-motivated and enjoys new challenges.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and the patience to build trusted relationships over the phone, on zoom, and in-person meetings.
  • An ability to think strategically, drive innovation and develop business solutions for customers and prospects.
  • Extensive B2B sales, new business development and sourcing your own leads.

Relevant employment clearances will be required upon appointment (costs covered by Guide Dogs SA/NT).

Following Government Directions in relation to COVID-19 vaccinations, proof of full vaccination will be required.

For a complete description of the role’s key responsibilities and requirements, please review the Position Description.

For a confidential discussion please call Jason Clark, General Manager, Fundraising, Marketing & Communications on 08 8203 8370.

Please ensure your application addresses the requirements of the role as described in the Position Description and apply via Seek.

Please apply as soon as possible as applications will be reviewed on an immediate basis.

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Regular Giving Coordinator

Rare opportunity to make a difference for people living with low vision, blindness and other specialised needs by joining Guide Dogs SA/NT fundraising team.

Reporting to the Team Leader, Digital & Direct Fundraising to create, prepare and implement Regular Giving and Direct Fundraising strategies while contributing to operational business plans to deliver on Guide Dogs strategic objectives.

Key responsibilities include:

  • Coordinate Regular Giving and Direct Fundraising business plans including, copywriting, coordination of design, communications, photography and video and coordination.
  • Reporting on fundraising activities.
  • Coordination of annual Puppy Graduation event.

About You

You will have a minimum of two years’ experience in a similar role while being highly motivated with the drive to succeed and the ability to establish credibility and effectively network with internal and external clients and key industry contacts.

You will also have:

  • Tertiary qualifications or relevant industry experience in Marketing / Communications.
  • Exceptional written and interpersonal communication skills.
  • The ability to be creative, innovative, flexible and readily accommodate change.
  • Experience with supporter engagement strategies and the development of marketing/fundraising plans.

Relevant employment clearances will be required upon appointment (costs covered by Guide Dogs SA/NT).

Following Government Directions in relation to COVID-19 vaccinations, proof of full vaccination will be required.

For a complete description of the role’s key responsibilities and requirements, please review the Position Description.

For a confidential discussion please call Robin Hopkinson, Team Leader, Digital & Direct Fundraising on 08 8203 8326.

Please ensure your application addresses the requirements of the role as described in the Position Description and apply via Seek, or alternatively you can email your application to Job.applications@guidedogs.org.au.

Please apply as soon as possible as applications will be reviewed on an immediate basis.

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Orientation and Mobility Instructor (SA)

Exciting opportunity to work for one of Australia’s top charities in a passionate multi-disciplinary team on a permanent part-time basis.

The role of the OMI is a specialist resource for Guide Dogs SA/NT and works collaboratively and supportively in a multidisciplinary team to deliver, contribute to and enhance the delivery of high quality and appropriate Programs for our clients in hospital, home and community settings.

This role is currently being offered as a part-time opportunity (0.6 FTE or above); however full-time applications will also be considered.

The successful candidate will be highly self-motivated, with the ability to work independently and with minimal supervision to design programs and deliver services with a focus on functional outcomes.

In addition, you will:

  • Hold tertiary qualifications in Orientation and Mobility and active membership with OMAA would be well regarded.
  • Be working towards or have completed Orientation and Mobility Specialist Certification (COMS).
  • Have experience in rehabilitation and a thorough understanding of the impact of vision loss on individuals, their family and/or carers.
  • Have demonstrated the ability to design, implement, monitor and evaluate consumer focused vision rehabilitation programs by applying thorough and professional knowledge of allied health theories and methodologies.
  • Be highly self-motivated with the ability to establish credibility and gain the confidence of a wide range of people from diverse backgrounds.
  • Love being on the road each day, providing care in client’s homes and the community in both metropolitan Adelaide and regional South Australia.

Relevant employment clearances will be required, including a current Driver’s Licence.

Following Government Directions in relation to COVID-19 vaccinations, proof of full vaccination will be required.

For a complete description of the role’s key responsibilities and requirements, please review the Position Description.

For a confidential discussion please call Janelle Edmonds, Clinical Services Operations Supervisor on (08) 8203 8387.

Please ensure your application addresses the requirements of the role as described in the Position Description and email your application to Job.applications@guidedogs.org.au.

Please apply as soon as possible as applications will be reviewed on an immediate basis.

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Orientation and Mobility Instructor (NT)

We have an exciting opportunity to join our multi-disciplinary team of Orientation and Mobility Instructors and Occupational Therapists in a full-time ongoing role (part-time hours would be considered), working remotely to service our clients across the Northern Territory.

The role of the OMI is a specialist resource for Guide Dogs SA/NT and will demonstrate the skills and attitudes to develop OMI service offering to meet the needs of Guide Dogs SA/NT clients and customers. Services will include assessment and implementation of programs to clients in hospital, home and community settings in Darwin and remote locations.

The successful candidate will be highly self-motivated, with the ability to work independently and with minimal supervision to design programs and deliver services with a focus on functional outcomes.

  • A tertiary qualification in Orientation and Mobility is essential and active membership of the OMAA would be well regarded.
  • Working towards or holds Orientation and Mobility Specialist Certification (COMS).
  • Experience in rehabilitation and a thorough understanding of the impact of vision loss on individuals, their family and/or carers is essential.
  • Ability to design, implement, monitor and evaluate consumer focused vision rehabilitation programs by applying thorough and professional knowledge of allied health theories and methodologies.
  • Experience with Neurological Vision Loss (highly desirable).
  • Understanding of, and connections with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities (desirable)

Relevant employment clearances will be required.

Following Government Directions in relation to COVID-19 vaccinations, proof of full vaccination will be required.

For a complete description of the role’s key responsibilities and requirements, please review the Position Description.

For a confidential discussion please call Janelle Edmonds, Clinical Services Operations Supervisor on (08) 8203 8387.

Please ensure your application addresses the requirements of the role as described in the Position Description and email your application to Job.applications@guidedogs.org.au.

Please apply as soon as possible as applications will be reviewed on an immediate basis.

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Senior Occupational Therapist

We have an exciting opportunity for an experienced Occupational Therapist to join our multi-disciplinary Allied Health Team on a 12 month part-time contract (0.6 FTE), with ongoing potential.

Working remotely, within a multi-disciplinary team, the Occupational Therapist will develop and provide direct vision-related services to our clients and the community, including assessing, planning, implementing and reviewing programs for clients in hospital, school, home and community settings.

In addition, this role will deliver education opportunities for a range of stakeholders, represent the organisation professionally to support business development opportunities and provide supervision for students and less experienced Occupational Therapists.

Applicants must have a tertiary qualification in Occupational Therapy and Occupational Therapy registration. A willingness to work with clients across all age groups and backgrounds is essential.

Key skills and experience include:

  • 2+ years’ experience in general practice, with developed specialization
  • Experience assessing vision, prescribing assistive technology and therapy
  • Understanding of the impact of vision loss on individuals, families and carers
  • Ability to design, implement, monitor and evaluate consumer focused vision rehabilitation programs by applying thorough and professional knowledge
  • Proficient in the use of a broad range of technology and a desire to upskill
  • Ability to prioritise work independently and effectively manage time
  • Understanding of, and connections with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities (desirable)

A current Driver’s Licence and relevant employment clearances will be required.

Following Government Directions in relation to COVID-19 vaccinations, proof of full vaccination will be required.

For a complete description of the role’s key responsibilities and requirements, please review the Position Description.

For a confidential discussion please call Janelle Edmonds, Clinical Services Operations Supervisor on (08) 8203 8387.

Please ensure your application addresses the requirements of the role as described in the Position Description and email your application to Job.applications@guidedogs.org.au.

Please apply as soon as possible as applications will be reviewed on an immediate basis.

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Guide Dog Trainer

We currently have an exciting opportunity to work within our Guide Dogs Services team to contribute to the Guide Dog development programs.

As a Guide Dog Trainer, you will be responsible for training and assessing the suitability of our training dogs/puppies for the Guide Dogs program against Guide Dogs SA/NT and International Guide Dog Foundation (IGDF) standards.

This role also works closely with the Guide Dog Mobility Instructors and Puppy Raising Advisors. In addition, you will assist with the ongoing education of our puppy raising volunteers, including involvement in regular handling sessions.

Essential requirements to this role include a recognised qualification in Guide Dog Training, an understanding of canine temperament and their developmental process and a proven ability to train guide dogs.

Ideally, you will be self-motivated and committed to building positive working relationships with your colleagues, clients and the community. This role will best suit someone who enjoys the variety and end-to-end service provision a smaller school has to offer.

A current Driver’s License and National Police Clearance will be required.

A competitive remuneration package is available commensurate with skills and experience, which includes tax-free salary packaging.

For a complete description of the role’s key responsibilities and requirements, please review the Position Description.

For a confidential discussion please call Julie Bryksy, Human Resources Manager, on 0437 988 231.

Please email your application to Job.applications@guidedogs.org.au.

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Guide Dog Mobility Instructor

We have a unique opportunity for a qualified Guide Dog Mobility or Guide Dog Orientation and Mobility Instructor working within our growing team of specialists. Essential requirements include three or more years’ post-qualification experience, accreditation from an International Guide Dog Federation organisation and a current driver’s licence.

As a Guide Dog Mobility Instructor, you will be responsible for assessing and delivering high-quality guide dog mobility services to clients with a vision loss and/or autism assistance dog services to families of children with autism. The role may also provide services through our other assistance dog programs.

Ideally, you will be self-motivated and committed to building positive working relationships with your colleagues, clients and the community. This role will best suit someone who enjoys the variety and end-to-end service provision a small school has to offer.

The role will also include travelling around South Australia and the Northern Territory while providing services to our clients. Collaboration with other Guide Dogs schools may provide opportunities for travel in other areas of Australia.

A competitive remuneration package is available commensurate with skills and experience, which includes tax-free salary packaging.

For a complete description of the role’s key responsibilities and requirements, please review the Position Description.

For a confidential discussion please call Julie Bryksy, Human Resources Manager, on 0437 988 231.

Please email your application to job.applications@guidedogs.org.au

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