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IGDF Members E-Newsletter April 2024
Organization: Fondation romande pour chiens guides d’aveugles, Switzerland
Location: 1683 Brenles, canton Vaud, Switzerland
Job Type: Full time
Deadline: February 28, 2023

Job Description

Contact at organisation: Christine Baroni-Pretsch, CEO, Fondation romande pour chiens guides d’aveugles, Switzerland

Phone: ++41 91 2520641

Email: c.baroni-pretsch@chienguide.ch

FONDATION ROMANDE POUR CHIENS GUIDES D’AVEUGLES
1683 Brenles/VD 6983 Magliaso/TI Switzerland

www.chienguide.ch

The mission of the Fondation romande pour chiens guides d’aveugles is to raise, train and deliver guide dogs to blind or visually impaired people to enable them to move around independently and in complete safety. Founded in 1994, it has its headquarters in the heart of French-speaking Switzerland and a branch in Ticino, the Italian-speaking canton in the south of the country. We also have a breeding program and collaborate actively at the international level.

Starting March 1st 2023, or to be arranged upon, we are offering a position as Qualified Guide Dog Mobility Instructor

Desired skills and Experience:

  • GDMI (Guide Dog Mobility Instructor) training completed with a diploma + at least 2 years’ experience
  • Valid driver’s licence cat. B
  • Excellent knowledge (spoken and written) of French and German: Level C2 (spoken) B2 (written)
  • Organizational and planning skills and ability to remain calm under pressure
  • Excellent interpersonal skills: listening, patience, tact and empathy
  • Effective oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to work in a team as well as independently, taking responsibility for the tasks assigned
  • Be familiar with modern training methods using positive reinforcement and following the LIMA (Least Intrusive, Minimally Aversive) principle for dog training
  • Ability to manage the physical demands and inherent requirements of the job
  • Availability to work irregular hours, including weekends and evenings, if necessary

What is in for you?

  • A stable job of indeterminate duration with excellent salary arrangements
  • Rewarding work in a small, well-established school with high standards and a world renowned reputation
  • A varied job where no two days are alike and where we can make a difference in the lives of our clients
  • A pleasant living environment
  • Access to training and professional development opportunities

Send your complete application (cover letter, CV, photo, work certificates, training certificates, references, recent criminal record)
by mail or email to: Fondation romande pour chiens guides d’aveugles Christine Baroni-Pretsch, Directrice
Via Ressiga 22, 6983 Magliaso c.baroni-pretsch@chienguide.ch ++41(0)79 659 34 78

Application deadline: February 28, 2023 Incomplete applications will not be processed.

How to Apply

Send your complete application (cover letter, CV, photo, work certificates, training certificates, references, recent criminal record)
by mail or email to: Fondation romande pour chiens guides d’aveugles Christine Baroni-Pretsch, Directrice
Via Ressiga 22, 6983 Magliaso c.baroni-pretsch@chienguide.ch ++41(0)79 659 34 78

Application deadline: February 28, 2023 Incomplete applications will not be processed.