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Organization: Guide Dogs WA
Location: Western Australia
Job Type: Full time
Deadline: June 7, 2023

Job Description

Contact at organisation: Lisa Johnson, Guide Dogs WA

Phone: +61 9311 8288


Cadet Supervisor – Guide Dogs WA
Guide Dogs WA is the only Western Australian based provider of Guide Dog training services in the community. The beautiful dogs in our program do so much more than help people who are vision impaired to navigate the world around them. They do more than settle and calm a child living with autism, or someone struggling with trauma or illness.
We are working to meet the growing local demand for not only Guide Dogs, but also Autism Assistance Dogs, Therapy Dogs, Court Dogs and PTSD (post-traumatic stress disorder) Dogs who we know, make life- changing differences to those in our local communities living with low vision, disability and illness.

Job Description
We have an exciting opportunity for an experienced Guide Dog Mobility Instructor or Guide Dog trainer to be a part of our small close-knit team for a six or twelve month contact as a Cadet Supervisor (with the possibility of an ongoing permanent position in the future). This position is responsible for training and overseeing our growing cadetship program and may involve assistance in the selection and recruitment of future candidates. The position is suited to someone looking to take the next step in their career and passing their knowledge onto the next generation of Guide Dog professionals.

Desired Skills and Experience

You are a high performer with a commitment to purpose. You possess courage to pursue your areas of passion and expertise and are not afraid to actively contribute to a workplace of openness, adaptability and care. You understand the value of giving and the power of a story to change perspectives. If this sounds like you, then we would love to hear from you!

To be considered you will need:

  • A relevant Guide Dog Instructor or Guide Dog Trainer qualification through an IGDF Member School, with a minimum of 5 years’ experience post qualification;
  • To be an Australian Resident or eligible to work in Australia;
  • Up-to-date knowledge of Guide Dog Mobility theory and practices, and knowledge of community resources relevant to people with vision impairment.
  • Sound knowledge of current philosophy, policies and legislation relevant to Guide Dogs.
  • Previous experience in training Guide Dog Instructor or Guide Dog Trainer cadets and/or coaching and mentoring skills would be highly regarded
  • Ability to manage the physical demands and inherent requirements of the job and complete the tasks and duties as stated.
  • A current valid driver’s license, NDIS Workers Screen and National Police Clearance.

How to Apply

We encourage people with disability and of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander background to apply. Everyone is welcome, as we are an inclusive and diverse workplace. EverAbility assesses all applications based on merit. Should a suitable candidate be identified, EverAbility reserves the right to close this recruitment process prior to the advertised date.

If you are interested in this position, please send your Cover Letter and Resume to

Questions before you proceed?

Email or email Kim Ryan, Program Manager on:

Position closes as soon as the right person applies!