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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 Daniel Hyde, Dog Services Manager on (08) 8203 8333.

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

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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 Daniel Hyde, Dog Services Manager, on (08) 8203 8333.

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

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Orientation and Mobility Instructor

We have an exciting opportunity to work with a small, passionate team of OMI’s and OT’s in a multi-disciplinary team in a full-time ongoing role (part-time hours would be considered).

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 GDSA/NT clients and customers. Services will include assessment and implementation of programs to clients in hospital, home and community settings.

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).
  • Strong client and customer service focus.
  • Experience in rehabilitation and a thorough understanding of the impact of vision loss on individuals, their family and/or carers is essential.
  • Experience with Neurological Vision Loss is highly desirable.
  • Ability to design, implement, monitor and evaluate consumer focused vision rehabilitation programs by applying thorough and professional knowledge of allied health theories and methodologies.
  • Highly self-motivated with the ability to establish credibility and gain the confidence of a wide range of people from diverse backgrounds is essential.

Relevant Employment Clearances 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 email your application to Job.applications@guidedogs.org.au.

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Client Support Officer

We are seeking an experienced, client-centric and self-motivated administrator to join our Client Support Team.

As a member of this team, you will build strong, customer-centered relationships with our clients, our Client Services and Corporates Services teams, as well as other key stakeholders to coordinate service agreements that reflect client choices and translate to best possible service outcomes.

An understanding or a desire to develop an understanding of the needs of people living with disability, their families and carers as well as experience working within various client relationship management (CRM) systems is essential to this role.

Relevant employment clearances will be required prior to commencement.

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

For a confidential discussion please call Cindy Chewter, Client Support Team Leader on 08 8203 8303.

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

Applications close 5pm Wednesday 28th July 2021.

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Kennel Attendants

We currently have two exciting opportunities to work within our Dog Services team to contribute to the care of our Guide Dog and Autism Assistance Dogs in training.

The role of the Kennel Attendant is to ensure the appropriate care of dogs, including feeding, watering and toileting, to maintain the kennel environment at a high level of hygiene and to ensure the physical and temperamental wellbeing, and security of all assigned dogs in the Training Kennels.

We are seeking two part-time Kennel Attendants. One to work the morning shift, 7am to 10am Tuesday to Friday, and one to work the evening shift, 4pm to 7pm Monday to Thursday. Flexibility to work additional hours as required is highly desirable.

Key skills and experience required:

  • Experience in kennel management and good dog handling skills.
  • Ability to handle dogs of all ages and at various levels of training.
  • Competency in veterinary databases, Microsoft Word, Excel and Outlook.
  • Able to manage the physical demands and inherent requirements.
  • Enthusiasm, energy and the ability to demonstrate initiative, while still being able to work under direction.
  • Certificate III in companion animal studies, vet nursing or animal behaviour tertiary qualifications (or currently completing) strongly preferred.

A current Driver’s License and relevant Employment Clearances 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 Daniel Hyde, Dog Services Manager, on (08) 8203 8384.

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

Applications close by Sunday 8th August 2021.

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