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Instructor - Melbourne, Australia

  • Generous Salary Packaging, ADO's and other benefits
  • Be part of a dynamic and diverse team of internationally-qualified and experienced instructors
  • Train in our internationally recognised mobility centre, the only one of its kind in Australia
  • $82,379 starting base salary!

Vision Australia is a leading national provider of blindness and low vision services in Australia.

Vision Australia Seeing Eye Dogs is a national organisation that established its first school for training dog guides in Victoria, on the 10th April 1960.

As an instructor, you will gain experience across our breeding program, puppies and international instructor team.

Vision Australia exists to support people who are blind or have low vision to live the life they choose. Vision Australia provides services to more than 25,500 people clients from 35 Vision Australia centres in Victoria, New South Wales, the Australian Capital Territory, Queensland, South Australia and Western Australia; and through outreach programs in the Northern Territory and Tasmania

An exciting opportunity awaits an experienced Guide Dog Mobility Instructor to join our team in Kensington, operating from our flagship mobility centre.

Responsibilities 

As an Seeing Eye Dog Instructor at Vision Australia you will: 

  • Train clients in the use and care of Seeing Eye Dogs as a mobility aid
  • Assess clients and dogs
  • Train dogs up to matching standards
  • Provide ongoing support and education/training of Dog Guide teams
  • Train, coach and support Trainees

Requirements

To be successful in this role you will have:

  • Qualified as an Instructor with a school recognised by the International Guide Dog Federation
  • Substantial post graduate experience as an Instructor
  • Ability to meet the physical demands and requirements of this role including the ability to independently undertake long walks on a daily basis
  • Excellent dog handling skills
  • Excellent client management skills

We’re always on the lookout for energetic, motivated people who share our values to be Person Centred, Accountable, Collaborative, Commercially Focused and Agile.

Do you want to become a part of a team that supports a future where our clients have the opportunity like never before to live the life they choose? Please select the 'Apply' button below to be taken to our online application process.

Applications should consist of a full resume and a cover letter. Candidates should address the essential job competencies as outlined the position description and should also consider and be able to demonstrate Vision Australia’s organisational values which are central to the organisation’s culture. Applications should be uploaded as a word file. Please note pdf documents are not accepted for accessibility reasons.

As part of Vision Australia’s commitment to being an inclusive employer and embedding a culture where staff, volunteers and clients can be themselves and feel safe, and to protecting the best interests and safety of children and vulnerable people, successful applicants will be subject to a number of pre-employment checks including criminal history and working with children.

For more information about working at Vision Australia go to www.visionaustralia.org/careers 

We encourage applications from candidates who are blind or have low vision.

Closing date: 7th August 2019

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