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Guide Dog Trainer - Auckland, New Zealand

Guide Dog Trainer, Auckland, New Zealand

Full time, Permanent position.

If you have ever thought about working overseas, or are considering a more permanent move, then New Zealand is a great choice. The pace of life is laid back, and we’re fortunate to live in what many people say is the cleanest and most beautiful country in the world. Not to mention our scenery, New Zealand really has a lot to offer in this department - glorious sandy beaches, great native forests, mountains, lakes, rivers and fjords.

In 2015 the Blind Foundation celebrated 125 years of life-changing service. Since 1890, we have been supporting those who are blind or have low vision in New Zealand. We have close to 300 employees and around 2,500 volunteers across the country providing services and support to over 11,000 clients.

We are currently recruiting for a qualified Guide Dog Trainer to join our team in Auckland, New Zealand. The successful individual will work within our Guide Dog Training and Client Services team and assess / train dogs to IGDF ‘qualification’ standards.

The successful candidate will:

  • Have a qualification to Guide Dog Trainer or Guide Dog Mobility Instructor level through an IGDF Member School
  • Be able to effectively communicate with a wide range of people
  • Have excellent planning and organising skills
  • Be physically able to walk dogs
  • Be able to obtain the necessary work visa if applicable
  • Be proficient in positive reinforcement training methods

If you have considered making a change in your life, and have the appropriate qualification, then we would love to hear from you. 

Please submit a formal application through our Careers Portal, where you can view the position description. https://careers.blindfoundation.org.nz/job/guide-dog-trainer-auckland/auckland/8552

 If you have any questions please contact our Recruitment Team on +64 9 355 6872.

Applications will be reviewed as they are submitted and candidates will be contacted accordingly.

The Blind Foundation welcomes diversity in the workplace and encourages suitably qualified people who are blind or who have low vision to apply for roles within the organisation.