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.
We are currently accepting applications for secondary school work experience placements in 2017. If you are interested in undertaking work experience with Guide Dogs Queensland, please apply here.
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:
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.
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.