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

Corporate Services / IT Project Team Leader

Guide Dogs Queensland is recruiting for a Corporate Services/IT Projects Team Leader, who will assist in implementing the Microsoft Dynamics CRM system for the organisation along with supervising a small team of IT and administration personnel. This position is full-time, and is located at our Bald Hills office on Brisbane’s north side.

For this role, you will be able to demonstrate relevant experience with Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2013+, Netsuite and Sharepoint 2010/2013; as well as having leadership experience from a similar role. You will have strong IT functional knowledge and be an exceptional administrator along with the ability to engage with a range of stakeholders. The successful person would be experienced in leading projects and will be a super-user of CRM, Netsuite and Sharepoint systems; providing expert assistance and advice to management and end users.

As Team Leader you will also be responsible for ensuring the Corporate Services Business Unit maintains a high level of administrative support for the organisation.

To find out more, please view our complete position description:

Our successful candidate will need to be analytical and detail orientated and have the ability to oversee broad IT project management activities, including working with our CRM Developer and Vendor Delivery Partners.

As an outcome driven person, you will be confident, use your excellent communication skills, and have previous experience leading integral organisational projects.

To apply for this role, please address the following selection criteria in a covering letter and include your CV and email to:

The HR Manager

Attn: Charmaine Creenaune

 Selection Criteria

  • Demonstrated leadership experience in an IT environment;
  • Demonstrated experience customizing/developing in Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2013+, Netsuite and Sharepoint 2010/2013.
  • Demonstrated ability to engage in effective working relationships across a broad range of stakeholders;
  • High quality service delivery of projects using excellent organizational skills and meeting deadlines;
  • Strong oral and written communication skills

Applications close at 5.00pm on Friday 9 February 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 fulltime Guide Dog Mobility Instructor (GMDI) to join our client engagement team at Guide Dogs Queensland, based in Brisbane.

Our Guide Dog Mobility Instructors deliver Orientation & Mobility services to blind & vision impaired clients throughout Queensland. Additionally the applicant will have involvement in a range training programs that GDQ runs for clients at the Association’s 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 of 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.
  • Current drivers licence is essential.

To view our position description, please click here.

To apply please forward your answers to the above selection criteria along with a copy of your CV to:

Charmaine Creenaune

HR Manager


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.