Orientation and Mobility Instructor

Job No: GUI7
Location: Darwin

  • Full-time ongoing role (Part-time hours would be considered)
  • Unique opportunity with most-loved not-for-profit brand
  • Increase your take home pay with salary packaging!

Exciting opportunity to work for one of Australia’s top charities in a passionate multi-disciplinary team based in Darwin whilst also servicing remote locations across the NT.

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 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 in Darwin and remote locations.

This role is currently being offered as a permanent full-time; however part-time applications will also be considered.

About You

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.
  • Love being on the road each day, providing care in client’s homes and the community.
  • Understanding of, and connections with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities (desirable)

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.


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

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 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 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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