Guide Dogs Harness

Make a career of caring

Since 1960, Guide Dogs Queensland has been a leader in the provision of quality mobility services to blind or vision impaired Queenslanders of all ages.

We have a wide range of unique career opportunities at Guide Dogs Queensland. Our organisation grows each year and includes professional staff positions, as well as an administration team tasked with looking after our finances, fundraising, marketing and communications and human resources functions.

There are two sides to our Client Engagement department – Canine Services and Client Services.

Positions in our Client Services unit include: Orientation and Mobility Instructors, Guide Dog Mobility Instructors, Counsellors, Cadet Orientation and Mobility Instructors, Rehab Carers and administration staff.

Positions in our Canine Services unit include: Canine Care Attendants, Puppy Development Supervisors, Guide Dog Trainers and administration staff.

Being part of the Guide Dogs team means you’ll enjoy a busy and friendly work environment that celebrates achievements and encourages your career development.

Work experience

Thank you for your interest in work experience with us. Unfortunately Guide Dogs Queensland does not host work experience programs for students. For people over 18, please visit our volunteer page for more information on how you can volunteer in our programs at Guide Dogs Queensland.

Current Vacancies

Community Fundraising and Events Coordinator

Guide Dogs Queensland has an exciting and challenging opportunity for an experienced Community Fundraising and Events Coordinator to work within our Community Engagement department at our head office in Bald Hills.

Reporting to the Community Fundraising & Events Manager, the successful candidate will be required to undertake a variety of activities which include:

  • Increasing fundraising revenue through community engagement activities,
  • Ensuring effective local delivery of state-wide fundraising and marketing campaigns,
  • Managing peer to peer and third party fundraisers through their donor journeys; and
  • Coordinating special events to maximize community engagement.

The successful applicant will demonstrate:

  • At least 3 years work experience in a similar role,
  • A proven track record of building strong networks and relationships within a community based setting,
  • Excellent interpersonal skills,
  • Excellent project management skills,
  • A current driver’s licence.

If you want to make a difference to the lives of Queenslanders with low or no vision then we want to hear from you!

To view the position description please click here:

To apply, please forward your CV and cover letter (no more than 2 pages) which addresses your suitability for this role to the HR team at:

Attention: Seamus Baldwin

Email: [email protected]

Applications close at COB on 10 November 2018.

Please note that due to the high number of applicants for the position, only those who are successful in gaining an interview will be contacted after the closing date.

Canine Care Attendant

Guide Dogs Queensland is seeking an enthusiastic part-time Canine Care Attendant to join the team at our Breeding and Training centre at Bald Hills, Brisbane.

Canine Care Attendants are responsible for ensuring the care and welfare of our Guide Dogs-in-training and puppies, as well as maintaining a clean and operational environment across our Kennel and Breeding centre facilities.

It is essential for applicants to possess a Certificate III in Animal Studies and an open driver’s licence.  Those applicants who hold equivalent experience working with animals will be highly regarded.

Shift work and weekend work are requirements of the position.

To learn more about the role and to view the position description, please click here.

To apply, please forward your written application (no more than 2 pages) and attach a copy of your CV and email to:      

Brittany Gunst
[email protected]

Applications close 7th of November  2018.

 Please note that due to the high number of applicants for the position, only those who are successful in gaining an interview will be contacted after the closing date.

Guide Dog Mobility Instructor

An exciting opportunity exists for an experienced Guide Dog Mobility Instructor (GMDI) to join our Client Engagement team at Guide Dogs Queensland (GDQ), based from our head office in Bald Hills.

The successful applicant will work alongside a team of skilled health professionals providing support to people who have low or no vision across all age groups in Queensland. Your professional input will complement existing services to provide a holistic approach in enabling clients to participate independently, confidently and safely in daily life.

You will be committed to a person centred approach to working with people with low or no vision and bring excellence, enthusiasm and experience to the role.

This position requires regular travel within an allocated region on an operational basis.

Key selection criteria:

  • IGDF Accredited Guide Dog Mobility Instructor qualification or other qualification deemed equivalent by Guide Dogs Queensland.
  • Proven and demonstrated skills in the use of up to date orientation and mobility techniques and strategies.
  • Experience in assessing clients and dogs, and training dogs up to matching standards.
  • Demonstrated ability to work autonomously and as an effective member of a team to meet deadlines.
  • Demonstrated excellence in time management, organisational and problem-solving skills.
  • Commitment to professional development and quality assurance.
  • An Open Drivers Licence.

To view our position description, please click here.

To apply, please submit your cover letter (maximum of two pages) addressing how you meet the above selection criteria, plus your CV and email to the HR Team at:

Seamus Baldwin

Email: [email protected]

Orientation and Mobility Instructor

An exciting opportunity exists for an experienced full-time Orientation and Mobility Instructor to join our client engagement team at Guide Dogs Queensland (GDQ).

Our Orientation & Mobility (O&M) service provides O&M to blind & vision impaired adults and children throughout Queensland.  Additionally the applicant will have involvement in a range of camps and training programs that GDQ runs for adults and children each year at our head office in Brisbane.

The successful applicant will work alongside a team of skilled health professionals providing support to people who are blind or visually impaired. Your professional input will compliment existing services to provide a holistic approach in enabling clients to participate independently, confidently and safely in daily life.

You will be committed to a person centred approach to working with people with low or no vision and bring excellence, enthusiasm and experience to the role.

This position requires regular travel within an allocated region on an operational basis.

Key selection criteria:

  • Tertiary qualifications and experience in the field of Orientation and Mobility.
  • Current Open Drivers Licence.
  • Experience in working with clients who have a vision impairment.
  • A high level of integrity and a strong work ethic.
  • Highly effective written and verbal communication and interpersonal skills including working with people who have limited communication ability.
  • Excellent time management skills.
  • Well-developed problem solving skills.
  • The capacity to build rapport and negotiate with a wide range of people from varied backgrounds.
  • Ability to work independently, obtain supervision, support and debriefing as required.
  • Good judgement and the ability to apply appropriate boundaries to professional relationships.
  • Demonstrated ability to be outcome focussed and flexible to changing circumstances and work priorities.
  • Mature and professional in approach and presentation.

To view our position description, please click here.

To apply please forward your CV and covering letter (no more than 2 pages) addressing the above selection criteria and how you’d be a great fit in our team:

Brittany Gunst
[email protected]

Please note that due to the high number of applicants for the position, only those who are successful in gaining an interview will be contacted.

Occupational Therapist (Gold Coast)

An exciting opportunity exists for an experienced full-time Occupational Therapist to join our team at Guide Dogs Queensland, based at our Gold Coast office.

The role is instrumental in supporting our blind and vision impaired clients to participate effectively, efficiently, independently, confidently and safety in fundamental activities of everyday life.

The successful applicant must be enthusiastic and dynamic and be interested in working within an inter-disciplinary team to deliver therapies to both adults and young people who are blind or vision impaired.

This position whilst based in the Gold Coast requires regular travel within an allocated region on an operational basis.

This position requires applicants to hold a current Open driver’s licence.

Key selection criteria:

  • Applicants must hold an Occupational Therapy degree.
  • Be registered with a professional industry body e.g. AHPRA, OTA.
  • Have experience of more than 3 years working as an OT in people’s home environments.
  • Be able to effectively prioritise tasks and work under minimal supervision.
  • Demonstrated excellent written and verbal communication and interpersonal skills.

To view our position description, please click here.

To apply please forward your CV and a covering letter addressing the above selection criteria and how you’d be a great fit in our team to Seamus Baldwin:

Email: [email protected]

Or post to:

Human Resources Team

Guide Dogs Queensland

PO Box 5301, Brendale Qld 4500

Please note that due to the high number of applicants for the position, only those who are successful in gaining an interview will be contacted after the closing date

Occupational Therapists (Brisbane)

An exciting opportunity exists for two Occupational Therapists to join our Client Engagement team at Guide Dogs Queensland (GDQ).

We are looking for one part-time (minimum two days per week) and one full-time OT, both roles providing OT support to GDQ for client programs. Successful applicants will be supporting Queenslanders with low or no vision to assist them to maintain their independence within their home and successfully participate in activities of daily life.

This position whilst based in Brisbane may require regular travel within an allocated region on an operational basis and applicants must hold a current Open driver’s licence.

Key selection criteria:

  • Applicants must hold an Occupational Therapy degree.
  • Be registered with a professional industry body e.g. AHPRA, OTA.
  • Have a current First Aid Certificate.
  • Be able to effectively prioritise tasks and work under minimal supervision.
  • Demonstrated excellent written and verbal communication and interpersonal skills.

To view our position description, please click here.

To apply please forward your CV and a covering letter addressing the above selection criteria and how you’d be a great fit in our team:

Brittany Gunst
[email protected]

Or post to:
Human Resources Team
Guide Dogs Queensland
PO Box 5301, Brendale QLD 4500

Please note that due to the high number of applicants for the position, only those who are successful in gaining an interview will be contacted.

Occupational Therapist (Townsville)

An exciting opportunity exists for an experienced fulltime Occupational Therapist to join our team at Guide Dogs Queensland, based at our Townsville office.

The role is instrumental in supporting our blind and vision impaired clients to participate effectively, efficiently, independently, confidently and safety in fundamental activities of everyday life.

The successful applicant must be enthusiastic and dynamic and be interested in working within an inter-disciplinary team to deliver therapies to both adults and young people who are blind or vision impaired.

This position whilst based in Townsville requires regular travel within an allocated region and to Brisbane on an operational basis.

This position requires applicants to hold a current Open driver’s licence.

Key selection criteria:

  • Applicants must hold an Occupational Therapy degree.
  • Be registered with a professional industry body e.g. AHPRA, OTA.
  • Have experience working as an OT in people’s home environments.
  • Be able to effectively prioritise tasks and work under minimal supervision.
  • Demonstrated excellent written and verbal communication and interpersonal skills.

Applicants who can demonstrate capacity to work alone in regional communities and be supported from head office will be highly regarded.

To view our position description, please click here.

To apply please forward your CV and covering letter (no more than 2 pages) addressing the above selection criteria and how you’d be a great fit in our team:

Seamus Baldwin: [email protected]

How to apply

To apply for a position advertised through this site you will need to follow the instructions attached to each position.

Applications for positions need to include your resume and a covering letter briefly addressing the position selection criteria from the position description.

Please include your email address and daytime or mobile number in your application.

Unsolicited applications

We do not accept unsolicited applications. We only accept applications for advertised positions.

Please contact us to find out more about working with Guide Dogs Queensland.