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Organization: Royal Society for the Blind
Location: Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
Job Type: Full time
Deadline: November 19, 2021

Job Description

Contact at organisation: Toni Sougleris, Human Resources, Royal Society for the Blind

Phone: 08 84175600


Reporting To: Guide and Assistance Dog Service Manager/ Lead Guide Dog Mobility Instructor

About Us:
RSB supports people who are blind or have vision impairment to gain new skills, be engaged in life and grow confidence at home, at work and in their communities. Working together, RSB supports a culture of participation, meaning and purpose with the understanding that small changes can often have a powerful impact.

RSB is the leading South Australian service provider in disability and aged care support for people who are blind or vision impaired.

About the Position:
This is a permanent full-time role.

The Guide Dog Mobility Instructor (GDMI) works as part of the RSB Guide and Assistance Dog Team and is focused on the safe and effective training of clients in all aspects of guide dog mobility, guide dog assessments and delivering all types of guide dog training.

Essential Criteria:

  • Hold a current International Guide Dog Federation accredited, Guide Dog Mobility Instructor Certified qualification.
  • Have the ability to analyse and assess individual dogs and carry out a tailored training program.
  • Be skilled in determining the needs, abilities, suitability, and potential of new or existing clients.
  • Possess the knowledge to evaluate all relevant client information and identify ideal dog type, within specific timeframes.
  • Have the ability to plan and organise work activities to ensure safety and welfare of self, clients, and others.

Desirable Skills Criteria

  • Prior experience in training and supporting GDMIs, Cadet GDMI’s, Puppy Education Trainees and Supervisors in both practical and theoretical training.
  • Proven experience in public speaking and presentation.

Special Conditions

  • Occasional country travel will be required.
  • Some weekend and after-hours work will be required.

How to Apply

Award: Social Community Homecare and Disability Services Award Level 4

Please submit your resume and cover letter addressing the criteria

The position description is available on

Applications must be submitted by 5pm Friday 5th November 2021