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IGDF Members E-Newsletter April 2024
Organization: Guide Dogs Tasmania
Location: Tasmania Australia
Job Type: Full time
Deadline: June 7, 2023

Job Description

Contact at organisation: Kim Ryan, Guide Dogs Tasmania

Phone: +61419 123 115

Email: kim.ryan@guidedogstas.com.au

EverAbility Group is an ever-evolving group of services committed to providing the support, services and spaces our community needs to live a rewarding and independent life. We have a long and proud history of providing services for people with disabilities across Western Australia and Tasmania, offering quality of life outcomes that enable people of all ages and abilities to do the things they love and live the life they want.

Our organisation is driven by a diverse group of committed, passionate and experienced people. Together, our team of over 200 staff and 300 volunteers bring the very best of their skills and knowledge, lived experience of disability and compassion and energy to our growing group of diverse services. This diversity opens up a world of possibilities for our clients – and also opens up a host of career opportunities for you!

Duties include:

  • Assess and train Guide Dogs to the standard determined by Guide Dogs TAS and based on International Guide Dog Federation standards.
  • In collaboration with other members of the Guide Dog Team, match Guide Dogs to clients.
  • Develop, document and conduct Guide Dog Client Training Programs, both centre-based and domiciliary.
  • Maintain current knowledge of trends and developments in relation to Guide Dog services, training techniques, practices, policies and legislation.
  • Contribute to the planning, development and delivery of Guide Dogs TAS services to metropolitan and regional clients, as required and within available resources.
  • Advocate on behalf of clients in relation to issues of access and equity.
  • Collaborate with other departments to achieve organisational objectives.
  • Act as an ambassador for Guide Dogs, promoting good public image and supporting the organisation’s strategic direction

Desired Skills and Experience:
Essential:

  • Recognised IGDF qualification in Guide Dog Mobility.
  • Suitable experience working within the field of IGDF to be able to supervise cadetships.
  • Experience developing and teaching cadetship programs.
  • Up-to-date knowledge of Guide Dog Mobility theory and practices, and knowledge of community resources relevant to people with vision impairment.
  • Superior planning and organising skills and the ability to remain calm under pressure.
  • Sound knowledge of current philosophy, policies and legislation relevant to Guide Dogs.
  • Ability to manage the physical demands and inherent requirements of the job and complete the tasks and duties as stated.
  • Ability to work well within a team, as well as independently, assuming responsibility for nominated tasks.
  • Awareness of the personal impact of disability and loss of vision for an individual.
  • Effective communication skills both oral and written.
  • Demonstrated knowledge and expertise in use of Microsoft Office programs.
  • Availability to work flexible work hours including weekends and evenings as required.
  • Working with Vulnerable People Check (NDIS endorsed)
  • National Police Clearances
  • Full COVID-19 and influenza vaccination evidence.

Desirable:

  • Effective public presentation skills.
  • Broad base of experience in one or more IGDF accredited organisations.
  • Background in teaching or training adults and children

What’s in it for You?
If you enjoy variety in your work, where no day is the same, then this is the role for you! Feel rewarded by purpose in your work as you help people living with disability and developmental delay to achieve independence and inclusion. Be challenged by the work you do in this dynamic and changing environment. We have a number of professionals in diverse roles with expertise in their field. Learn and expand your knowledge in this specialised area. You will also benefit from:

  • Generous Salary Packaging arrangements
  • Work within a friendly and supportive team who are passionate about what they do.
  • Flexible working arrangements – work from home options and flexible start and finish times.
  • Access to Training and Professional Development opportunities.
  • 3 additional days of paid leave as a gift to you over the Christmas / New Year period.
  • An Employee Assistance Program offering external counselling and support services to you and your family.
  • Dogs in the office everyday!

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 resume and a cover letter detailing your experience and suitability for the role to hr@visability.com.au

For further information about the role please contact Kim Ryan on +61419 123 115 or  kim.ryan@guidedogstas.com.au

Applications close: Applications close as soon as the right person applies!