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Organization: Blind Low Vision NZ
Location: Wellington
Job Type: Full time
Deadline: June 30, 2024

Job Description

Contact at organisation: Danielle Jones, Blind Low Vision NZ

Phone: 022 014 7429

Email: recruitment@blindlowvision.org.nz

Are you passionate about making a meaningful difference in the lives of others, and do you have a special place in your heart for our four-legged friends? Blind Low Vision NZ is on the lookout for an extraordinary individual to join our team as a full-time Guide Dog Mobility Instructor based in Wellington.

This is not just a job; it is an opportunity that offers the chance to change lives, both human and canine, every single day. As a Guide Dog Mobility Instructor, you will immerse yourself in the rewarding world of guide dogs, playing a pivotal role in their journey from energetic puppies to trusted guides. Your days will be filled with training these incredible animals and their dedicated handlers while also supporting them as they build a strong bond that will open up a world of independence for people that are blind, deafblind, or have low vision.

Based out of our Wellington office, you will find yourself regularly travelling around the lower North Island and occasionally venturing out to other parts of the country. This role is your ticket to an exciting career that combines your love for dogs with your excellent skills in mobility training.

What we are looking for:
To be successful in this role, you must have:

  • A qualified Guide Dog Mobility Instructor from an organisation accredited by the International Guide Dog Federation
  • Minimum of two years’ post qualification experience in the guide dog field
  • Computer literate with the ability to report fluently using written communication
  • Comfort with speaking in public settings
  • Strong communication skills
  • Physically fit to train dogs and guide dog teams in all types of weather
  • Willingness to represent Blind Low Vision NZ in fundraising efforts
  • Willing to travel within New Zealand as required

Take the leap! If you are ready and motivated to embark on this life-changing career, we want to hear from you, Apply today!

How to Apply

If you have the qualifications and skills we are looking for, and looking for an exciting opportunity in New Zealand’s capital, apply today!

Apply via our Careers page https://blindlowvision.my.site.com/s/vacancy-details?id=a23Ob000000PvW9IAK

If you require any further information regarding this role, please reach out to our recruitment team – recruitment@blindlowvision.org.nz