Contact at organisation: Christina Fenton, Southeastern Guide Dogs
Southeastern Guide Dogs is recruiting for a certified guide dog mobility instructor at our newly renovated, purpose-built campus on Florida’s West Coast. Our mission-driven organization breeds, raises, and trains guide and service dogs that transform lives.
This is an amazing opportunity to work alongside a close-knit, supportive team training world-class dogs and facilitating independence for those that are blind or visually impaired. At Southeastern you will find an entire organization that not just supports the mission but embraces it.
In your role, you will utilize and advance the principles of positive reinforcement, creating the best training experiences possible for our amazing dogs and their handlers. Best of all, you’ll have work-life balance in a charming community with top-rated schools, beaches, arts, and entertainment just a stone’s throw away.
Duties and Responsibilities:
- Utilize your certified guide dog experience via training our superheroes to prepare them for what they were destined to be
- Ensure the emotional and physical needs of our dogs in training are met
- Be a core team member in on campus class selections and training and follow up graduate training.
- Model the standards of International Guide Dog Federation (IGDF)
- Adhere and promote positive-reinforcement training culture
- Have a solid understanding of orientation and mobility skills and visually impaired eye disorders
- Demonstrates excellent communication and teaching skills with students during the training process and follow-up
- Provide exceptional experiences and successful training for our guide dog students before, during and after class
- Periodically participate in demonstrations and presentations with volunteers, staff and our guests
- Create and maintain a culture of innovation and continuous quality improvement
- Work effectively in a team environment
- Maintain a high level of productivity throughout the workday
- Embrace and promote an atmosphere of positivity and collaboration