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 Partnerships Coordinator

Established in 1960, Guide Dogs Queensland helps to provide Queenslanders who are blind or vision impaired with freedom, mobility and independence through our wide range of orientation and mobility services. We aim to keep people independent and mobile at home, in the community and at work and empower them to live full and active lives.

GDQ is seeking a full time Corporate Partnerships Coordinator to provide an enhanced corporate supporter experience to improve retention and to acquire new partner organisations to support our work in the community. The office for this position is located at Bald Hills amidst sprawling parkland which is the site of our new Breeding Centre.

The primary purpose of this role is to manage and develop new and existing corporate relationships for Guide Dogs Queensland in Brisbane.

This important position requires someone who is a professional with excellent interpersonal skills, who can demonstrate the ability to build valuable relationships.  Our ideal candidate can preferably demonstrate the following:

 

  • Degree qualified in business, fundraising or marketing related disciplines.
  • Fundraising experience especially in retention of existing corporate partners and/or account management experience preferably working with a broad client portfolio.
  • Ability to network, build and nurture relationships within the business community.
  • A self-starter with an eye for detail and an ability to work to tight deadlines.
  • Experience with Microsoft Excel, Word, Powerpoint and CRM databases.
  • A warm, friendly and engaging personality.
  • Ability to work well as part of a team.
  • Current drivers licence – travel is a requirement of this position.

To view our position description, please click here:

To apply, please submit your cover letter (maximum of two pages) addressing how you’d be a great fit for this role, plus your CV.

Email: s.baldwin@guidedogsqld.com.au
Or post to:

Seamus Baldwin

HR Team

Guide Dogs Queensland

PO Box 5301

Brendale DC QLD 4500

Applications close at COB on the 25th June 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. Previous applicants need not apply. 

Occupational Therapist

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 safely 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.
  • 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:

Email: s.baldwin@guidedogsqld.com.au

Or post to:

Human Resources Team

Guide Dogs Queensland

PO Box 5301, Brendale Hills Qld 4500

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.