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Organization: EverAbility Group
Location: Perth Western Australia
Job Type: Full time
Deadline: February 28, 2022

Job Description

Contact at organisation: Ann Letch, EverAbility Group

Phone: + 61 9311 8247


What We Offer
The Guide Dog Mobility Instructor (GDMI) Cadetship will take approximately four years to complete. Cadets will receive full support and training as they progress through the Cadetship program. This will include learning to train our dogs to International Guide Dog Federation Standards and completing the required Orientation and Mobility course. Following successful completion of the Cadetship, you will be offered permanent employment  with us.

As a cadet, no two days will be the same. You will need to be able to juggle a full time study load as well as practical on-the-job training. It includes over 400 hours of work experience/placement at various locations with different professionals and businesses, maintaining high standards of conduct at all times that are appropriate to professionals/practitioners in this specialised area.

Cadets will be required to work with, and as part of, a multi disciplinary team, volunteers and closely with potential Guide Dog users.

Who You Are

  • You want to make a difference in people’s lives. Being person centred is important to us. You have  a high degree of empathy and the ability to connect and build trust with people from all walks of life. You are dedicated and motivated to achieving the end goal and have a willingness to commit to the learning journey.
  • It is essential that you enjoy working with a wide range of people and dogs, have excellent communication, planning and organisational skills.
  • You are physically fit and able to walk ten to fifteen kilometre’s a day in varying environments, in all types of weather.

To be considered for the program, you must have completed undergraduate or post graduate studies (prior to the commencement of the program), ideally in Teaching, Psychology, Animal Behaviour/Science, Occupational Therapy, Physiotherapy or similar.

You must be able to commence the cadetship in June 2022.


  • Awareness of the needs of people who are blind / vision impaired or have other disabilities.
  • Bachelor’s Degree or Post Graduate studies as noted above.
  • Full unrestricted working rights for the duration of the program.
  • A commitment to undertake and complete the required courses.
  • Ability to work a flexible schedule including evening/nights, weekends and holidays to fulfil the requirements of class assignments or workplace needs.
  • High level of professionalism and workplace conduct.
  • Willing to undertake husbandry duties for our dogs in the program.
  • Participate in public education events and public relations.
  • Excellent level of physical fitness and ability to walk 10 – 15km daily at a moderate to fast pace.
  • Able to carry out manual lifting and bending.
  • Current WA Class C Licence.
  • Be willing to undertake a Pre-Employment medical examination.
  • Valid National Police Check and NDIS Check.
  • Fully Covid-19 vaccinated.
  • Current Tetanus and Influenza vaccinations.


  • Understanding of International Guide Dog Federation principles.
  • Group facilitation and/or training experience.
  • Knowledge and understanding of canine temperament, learning and development.
  • Cert III/IV in Companion Animal studies or equivalent.

How to Apply

Applications close on 27th February 2022.  Please submit your resume and cover letter through

If you wish to view the full job description, please email:

If you have any queries related to the position, please call Ann Letch on 08 9311 8247 or email , after 21 February 2022