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IGDF Members E-Newsletter April 2024
Organization: Guide Dogs Victoria
Location: Kew, Melbourne, Australia
Job Type: Full time
Deadline: July 30, 2023

Job Description

Contact at organisation: Prudence Betros, Guide Dogs Victoria

Phone: 0437 360 949

Email: hr@guidedogsvictoria.com.au

Guide Dogs Victoria is a leader in breaking down barriers that enable our people to live a life without limits.

Guide Dogs Victoria recognises and responds to the diverse needs and choices of our Clients. We specialise in providing high quality and safe services and supports to people living with low vision or blindness and other disabilities. We are one of Australia’s most trusted charity 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 an inclusive and culturally safe work environment free from all forms of discrimination. Guide Dogs Victoria is a place where talent is recognised and innovation is encouraged.

Guide Dogs Victoria currently has a vacancy for an experienced professional to join our team in the role of Guide Dog Mobility Instructor.

In this role you will be responsible to:

  • Assess and train guide dogs and provide mobility programs to people with low vision or blindness including assessment, training, follow-up, orientation and aftercare programs for clients (including domiciliary and Training Centre-based programs).
  • 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; and
  • Working in conjunction with practitioners across the breadth of our services in the provision of holistic support to our clients.

The successful candidate will have:

  • Internationally (IGDF) recognised qualifications as a Guide Dog Mobility Instructor;
  • The ability to work collaboratively with a range of other practitioners across multi disciplines;
  • A thorough practical working knowledge of contemporary issues within the disability sector and person centred approaches, together with a strong client focus;
  • A commitment to live the Values and Behaviours of Guide Dogs Victoria;
  • A strong client and customer focus and a commitment to person centered 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;
  • Flexible working arrangements and hybrid working;
  • 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; and
  • Reward and Recognition program.

Our commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion:

Guide Dogs Victoria is an equal opportunity employer committed to providing a work environment that embraces and values diversity, equity and accessibility, and creating an inclusive workplace where everyone feels safe to be their true self at work.

We encourage Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people with low vision, blindness or other disabilities 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.

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 third dose vaccinations. Vaccination evidence or valid medical exemption must be provided prior your commencement date.

How to Apply

Send your resume to hr@guidedogsvictoria.com.au