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Organization: Blind Low Vision NZ
Location: Auckland, New Zealand
Job Type: Full time
Deadline: March 15, 2023

Job Description

Contact at organisation: Danielle Jones, Blind Low Vision NZ

Phone: 022 014 7429

Email: djones@blindlowvision.org.nz

We are currently seeking a qualified Guide Dog Mobility Instructor to join our team at Blind Low Vision NZ Guide Dogs. This position is full-time, working 37.5 hours per week. You will work to deliver Guide Dog Mobility services (to International Guide Dog Federation and Blind Low Vision NZ standards) to people with vision impairment and blindness, provide tuition, training, and support to Cadet Guide Dog Mobility Instructors as required and you will assess, train and prepare assigned guide dogs to the standards determined by Blind Low Vision NZ Guide Dogs and in accordance with the International Guide Dog Federation (IGDF) standards.

The successful applicant will be based out of Blind Low Vision NZ Guide Dog Centre in South Auckland, however regular travel throughout New Zealand will be required.

Duties include:

  • To provide training, follow-up and aftercare services to guide dog handlers around the country, ensuring programmes meet the individual needs of the client and dog.
  • Provide tuition and training to Cadet Guide Dog Mobility Instructors and Guide Dog Trainers as required.
  • To assess, train and prepare assigned guide dogs to the standards determined by Blind Low Vision NZ (BLVNZ) Guide Dogs and in accordance with the International Guide Dog Federation (IGDF).

We are looking for someone with:

  • A qualified Guide Dog Mobility Instructor from an organization accredited by the International Guide Dog Federation
  • Minimum of two years’ post qualification experience in the guide dog field
  • Computer skills and the ability to report fluently via written communication
  • Comfort with speaking in public settings
  • Current class 1 driver’s licence
  • Current first aid certificate
  • Relevant canine behavioural qualifications.
  • Strong communication skills
  • Physically ability 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

How to Apply

To show an interest in this position, submit a formal application through our Careers Portal at blindlowvision.com. Should you have any questions, please contact our Recruitment Team – recruitment@blindlowvision.org.nz