Guide Dog Trainer

Blind Low Vision NZ

Auckland, New Zealand

Full time

Sep 26

Blind Low Vision NZ is the leading national provider of vision rehabilitation services for people who are blind, deafblind or have low vision.

 

Now more than ever, the opportunities are here to make a real difference for people with sight loss, and you’ll help us achieve our vison of empowering New Zealanders who are blind, deafblind or low vision, to live the life they choose. As well as supporting individuals, we seek to make big-picture change by advocating for inclusive communities and for optimal eye care services for all New Zealanders.

 

We have a rich history stretching back to 1890 and as we continue to connect people with sight loss to expert staff and their peers, we also continue to be one of New Zealand's most trusted and iconic not for profit organisations.

 

We are currently seeking a qualified Guide Dog Trainer to join our team at our Guide Dogs facility in Manurewa, Auckland. The successful individual will work within our Guide Dog Training and Client Services team and assess / train dogs to IGDF ‘qualification’ standards.

The successful candidate will:

  • have a qualification to Guide Dog Trainer or Guide Dog Mobility Instructor level through an IGDF Member School
  • be able to effectively communicate with a wide range of people
  • have excellent planning and organising skills
  • be physically able to walk dogs
  • be proficient in positive reinforcement techniques

 

If you believe you have what we are looking for and have the appropriate qualification, we would like to hear from you. Please submit a formal application below through our Careers Portal, where you can view the position description. If you have any questions please contact our Recruitment Team recruitment@blindlowvision.org.nz [link removed] 

Please note that due to current New Zealand border restrictions, temporary visa applications from outside New Zealand or a quarantine-free travel zone are currently suspended. 

Applications close 15 October 2021

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