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. Our work experience program is currently under review with new information available July 2018.

Current Vacancies

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: s.baldwin@guidedogsqld.com.au

Or post to:

Human Resources Team

Guide Dogs Queensland

PO Box 5301, Brendale Qld 4500

Applications close COB Friday 31 August 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

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 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.

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: s.baldwin@guidedogsqld.com.au

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
b.gunst@guidedogsqld.com.au

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

Applications close COB Friday 31 August 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.

Senior Client Business Manager

We have an exciting opportunity for an experienced, qualified management professional to join our team at GDQ in the role of Senior Client Business Manager.

If you have the passion and motivation to provide excellent client focused services combined with your proven business acumen then we would like to hear from you!

You will be responsible for leading a varied, technical and multidisciplinary client services team to drive our strategic initiatives and client centred service model in line with contemporary and best practice capabilities.  You will be an innovative leader who thrives in an environment that is progressive and responsive to change. You will offer an engaging, collaborative approach, utilising your strong business skillset, and have a shared passion for our vision of being a leading Queensland provider of services to people with low or no vision.

Our ideal candidate

We are seeking a person with a business degree, which includes marketing; who can deliver expert knowledge and experience in the disability sector covering NDIS, Aged Care and DSQ programs.

When describing your leadership experience, you will tell an engaging story of how you have influenced people and organisational culture to deliver strategic objectives within a complex environment; combined with examples of how you have achieved quality service delivery, business outcomes and goals.

To be successful in the role we are looking for someone with at least 10 years’ work experience in the field of leadership and program management.

This full-time role will challenge and reward you whilst allowing you to grow your skill set where we will offer:

  • A competitive salary in accordance with experience
  • Monday to Friday work hours
  • Career growth
  • Free parking
  • A Brisbane northside work location
  • A rewarding career where you have the chance to make a real difference to the lives of Queenslanders living with low or no vision.

To find out more about Guide Dogs Queensland or to view our position description, please click here. 

To apply, please submit your covering letter addressing the following criteria statement (maximum 2 pages), along with a copy of your CV to:

Charmaine Creenaune, HR Manager
Email: c.creenaune@guidedogsqld.com.au

Criteria Statement: What ‘value add’ experience or approach can you provide Guide Dogs Queensland in the role of Senior Client Business Manager.

Applications close at 5pm on Friday 24 August 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.

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
b.gunst@guidedogsqld.com.au

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.

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.