Guide Dog Mobility Instructor

Job No: GUI12
Location: Adelaide

  • Permanent full-time position in one of the world’s most liveable cities
  • Opportunities available for mentorship and development
  • Unique opportunity to work within a growing Guide Dog and Autism Assistance Dog school in Adelaide’s CBD

We currently have a unique opportunity for a an experienced or recently qualified Guide Dog Mobility Instructor to work within our Dog Services team to contribute to our Guide Dog and Autism Assistance Dog programs.

About Guide Dogs SA/NT

At Guide Dogs SA/NT we use our expertise in dogs and vision to promote independence, participation, inclusion and wellbeing for people with low vision, blindness or specialized support needs.

We offer a collaborative, flexible working environment and opportunities for growth and development. We have also just been awarded the second most reputable charity in Australia by RepTrak!

About the role

The Guide Dog Mobility Instructor will be responsible for providing competent, professional assessments and delivery of Guide Dog Mobility services to clients living with low vision or blindness. This role will assist in the training and evaluation of Guide Dogs to appropriately match with clients.

About You

The successful candidate will be self-motivated and enjoy the variety and end-to-end service provision a smaller school has to offer.

In addition, you will:

  • Hold an internationally recognised Guide Dog Mobility Instructor qualification
  • Demonstrate technical capability and experience as a Guide Dog Mobility Instructor
  • Be able to establish credibility and gain confidence of a wide range of people from diverse backgrounds
  • Have advanced time management skills, excellent communication skills and the ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines.

Recently qualified or experienced candidates are both welcome to apply, with mentorship and development opportunities available.

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

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

Benefits

As valued employee of Guide Dogs SA/NT you will have access to:

  • Company car as tool of trade – petrol and vehicle maintenance all taken care of
  • Opportunity to salary sacrifice and maximise your take-home pay
  • Access to training and professional development opportunities
  • Flexible working arrangements
  • An Employee Assistance Program offering external counselling and support services to you and your family
  • Make a difference for people living with low vision or blindness

About Adelaide, South Australia

Guide Dogs SA/NT is located in the heart of Adelaide, South Australia – consistently voted one of the world’s most liveable cities. From the picturesque Adelaide Hills to our stunning coastline and world-class wine regions, the state boasts something for everyone.

The city is conveniently located on the southern coastline of Australia, with beaches, scenic hikes, and gorgeous weekend getaway destinations all within a 30 minute drive. It’s also just a short flight to Melbourne, Sydney or Perth, and the gateway to some of Australia’s most iconic outback regions.

With world-renowned educational institutions, convenient transport, an abundance of cultural and leisure activities, and the second lowest cost of living of all Australian capital cities, Adelaide promises great value without compromising on quality of life. The city strikes just the right balance between bustling and relaxed, with residents earning themselves a reputation for being warm, friendly and inclusive.

Learn more

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 (08) 8203 8333.

Please ensure your application addresses the requirements of the role as described in the Position Description and enter your details below to apply.

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

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Our people are key to the success of what we do.

At Guide Dogs SA/NT, you’ll be surrounded by passionate and driven people who share your commitment to making a difference.

Our highly-skilled staff love their work and are encouraged and supported to drive their own careers through professional development. Our staff also enjoy flexible working arrangements and attractive salary packaging. Our Head Office is in a great city location in Adelaide, and also Darwin in a vibrant hub of like-minded organisations.

If you're passionate about making a real difference in a fun and collaborative environment, a career with Guide Dogs SA/NT could be for you!

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