Guide Dogs Victoria provides high quality training to maximize the independence of people living with low vision or blindness. Our professional services extend beyond the provision of guide dogs, and include innovative children’s mobility programs, orientation and mobility training for adults and people living with an acquired brain injury (ABI), and social networking programs to support active community participation. Guide Dogs Victoria is also Australia’s most trusted charity and an employer of choice in the disability sector. Our staff enjoy an inclusive and collaborative working environment where talent is recognised and innovation is encouraged.

Guide Dogs Victoria currently has a vacancy for an experienced professional to join our team in the role of Assistive Technology Coordinator, reporting directly to our Client Services Manager.

In this role you will be responsible to:

  • Provide assessment, training, and follow-up programs for clients in the use of AT equipment (with occasional overnight support).
  • Provide services within a Fee for Service Model
  • Ensure the client is fully involved in the development of their programs, and has input into the decisions made.
  • Stay well-informed of the latest technology for low vision and blindness to benefit clients.
  • Build relationships with technology providers and community liaison with tech projects.
  • Actively participate in the development and implementation of departmental objectives.
  • Provide accurate written information including clear and informative reports and communications.

The successful candidate will have:

  • A minimum Certificate III in a relevant field, and industry experience.
  • Experience in working with clients who have low vision or blindness or other disability.
  • Highly effective written and verbal communication and interpersonal skills including working with people who may have limited communication capability.
  • A commitment to live the Values and Behaviours of Guide Dogs Victoria.
  • A strong client and customer focus and a commitment to person centered service practices; and
  • A strong alignment with the vision of Guide Dogs Victoria in delivering independence to people with low vision or blindness.

A competitive remuneration package is available commensurate with skills and experience, which includes tax free salary packaging and a fully maintained company vehicle. Applications (including a Cover letter and Resume) to be emailed to by 5th April 2019.

Guide Dogs Victoria welcomes applicants who are blind or who have low vision to apply.

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