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Puppy Raising Adviser

Job Title:

Puppy Raising Advisor

Organisation Name:

Guide Dogs SA.NT


Adelaide, Australia

Contact at organisation:

Tracey Stuart, Dog Service Operations Supervisor


$53,608 per annum (AU) plus superannuation and salary packaging

Job Type:

Full time

Phone Number:

011 61 8 8203 8333


251 Morphett Street Adelaide




South Australia



Postal Code:






Brief Job Description:

Apply your skills as a Puppy Raising Advisor to make a difference for people living with vision impairment, children with autism, and their families. Join the team at Guide Dogs SA/NT and enjoy a rewarding role based in one of the world’s most liveable cities.

Job Description:



We have an exciting and unique opportunity for a qualified Puppy Raising Advisor, working within our Dog Services team, to contribute to the Guide Dog and Autism Assistance Dog Development programs.

About the role

As a Puppy Raising Advisor, you will assist in the recruitment, and be responsible for the development, education and ongoing support, of our puppy raising volunteers. You will assess development, and assist in monitoring the temperament and health of pups and dogs on the program. 

This challenging but rewarding role, will provide the opportunity to use your initiative, outstanding communication, coaching and interpersonal skills to build relationships with volunteers and other key stakeholders.

A competitive remuneration package is available commensurate with skills and experience, which includes tax-free salary packaging.

About you

Essential to the role is a qualification in canine behaviour and training and/or Vet Nursing, with a proven ability to train and educate adults as well as highly developed communication skills.


You will bring to this role:

  • Open-mindedness with energy and enthusiasm for continuous learning
  • Confidence in collaborating and proactive problem solving
  • High self-motivation and ability to work autonomously
  • Ability to contribute as a productive team member to our programs


Your confidence with both dogs and people will be invaluable, as will your knowledge and understanding of canine temperament, health and wellbeing and learning and developmental processes. You will have previous experience in canine training and a willingness to follow Guide Dogs SA/NT training best practice principles.

A current Driver’s License and National Police Clearance will be required.

For a complete description of the role’s key responsibilities and requirements, please review the Position Description.

About Guide Dogs SA/NT

We put our clients and their families at the heart of everything we do. Every day, we empower our people to find the solutions that will make the biggest differences to achieve independence, participation, inclusion and wellbeing. We know that no two journeys are the same. So we work side-by-side with clients and their families to make their way through the road ahead, with services tailored to suit them.

Our support extends far beyond the Adelaide region to include remote and regional areas of South Australia and the Northern Territory. We support people of all ages, with different levels of vision, to achieve freedom and independence. Our life-changing Autism Assistance Dog program also improves comfort, safety and confidence for children living with autism and their families.

Our successful puppy development program provides pathways for Guide Dogs, Autism Assistance Dogs, and other Assistance Dogs. A recent redevelopment provides purpose-built facilities for Puppy Development, Training and Boarding in the heart of Adelaide.

About Adelaide, South Australia

Guide Dogs SA/NT is located in the heart of Adelaide, South Australia – consistently voted one of the world’s most liveable cities. From the picturesque Adelaide Hills to our stunning coastline and world-class wine regions, the state boasts something for everyone.

The city is conveniently located on the southern coastline of Australia, with beaches, scenic hikes, and gorgeous weekend getaway destinations all within a 30 minute drive. It’s also just a short flight to Melbourne, Sydney or Perth, and the gateway to some of Australia’s most iconic outback regions.

With world-renowned educational institutions, convenient transport, an abundance of cultural and leisure activities, and the second lowest cost of living of all Australian capital cities, Adelaide promises great value without compromising on quality of life. The city strikes just the right balance between bustling and relaxed, with residents earning themselves a reputation for being warm, friendly and inclusive.

Learn more or apply now

To learn more about this opportunity, visit https://www.guidedogs.org.au/about-us/careers/current-vacancies/

To access a copy of the Position Description please click here.

Please submit your application to: job.applications@guidedogs.org.au



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