About Guide Dogs Victoria
Guide Dogs Victoria (GDV) is a leader in breaking down barriers that enable people, who have blindness or low vision to live life without limits. Guide Dogs Victoria recognises and responds to the diverse needs and choices of our Clients. With over 65 years of experience, we specialise in providing client directed high quality, inclusive services and supports We are one of Australia’s most trusted charities and an employer of choice in the disability and aged care sectors.
We recognise and celebrate the diversity of our employees and volunteers and the benefits this brings to our organisation. Our people enjoy a work environment that free from all forms of discrimination and is welcoming place for all identities. Guide Dogs Victoria is a place where talent is recognised and innovation is encouraged.
Guide Dogs Victoria has a vacancy for an experienced professional to join our Vision Services Team in the position of Orientation and Mobility Instructor.
In this role you will be responsible to:
- Undertake interviews, assessment, training, follow-up and aftercare programs for clients of all ages;
- Support the provision of high quality client programs that address the mobility needs and goals of our clients and working in collaboration with the team in delivering engaging group programs; and
- Ensure all client reports and documentation are completed in line with our quality framework, and reporting requirements to the NDIS and other fee for service bodies.
The successful candidate will have:
- Tertiary qualifications in orientation and mobility and previous experience working within the field;
- Enthusiasm, energy and high levels of initiative;
- A commitment to live the Values and Behaviours of Guide Dogs Victoria;
- A strong client and customer focus and a commitment to person centred service practices; and
- A strong alignment with the vision of Guide Dogs Victoria in delivering independence to people with low vision or blindness.
Benefits that Guide Dogs offer:
- A competitive remuneration package is available commensurate with skills and experience, which includes tax free salary packaging of up to $18,550.
- 6 weeks paid parental leave.
- Support towards your professional development including paid study leave, educational assistance and an external mentoring program.
- Wellbeing program which includes an annual wellbeing calendar, discounted health insurance, employee assistance program, skin checks and annual flu vaccinations.
- Reward and Recognition program.
- Join us in making a difference in the lives of those we serve – both human and canine. Apply now and become a valued member of the Guide Dogs Victoria family!
Guide Dogs Victoria is an equal opportunity employer committed to providing a work environment that embraces and values diversity, equity, inclusion and accessibility. We encourage Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people with low vision, blindness or other disability and all persons of all backgrounds to apply. Guide Dogs Victoria is committed to making workplace adjustments to support candidates through the recruitment and selection process and we encourage you to apply, if you are interested in the role.
Mandatory Safety Screening Checks
This role also requires the successful candidate to complete and receive a clear result for a National Police Check, International Police Check (where required), and Working with Children Check.
All employees are also required to comply with COVID-19 vaccination requirements as a condition of their employment, including second dose vaccinations. Vaccination evidence or valid medical exemption must be provided prior your commencement date.