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Reference Number 18442
Position Title Orientation & Mobility Specialist
Employment Type Permanent Full Time
Location GOSFORD NSW, NEWCASTLE NSW
Hours Per Week 38.00
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  • Central Coast/Hunter Location
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Vision Australia is seeking an Orientation and Mobility Specialist for an opportunity located in the Central Coast and Hunter region.

Responsibilities

 As an Orientation and Mobility Specialist at Vision Australia you will: 

  • Assess the client's capacity to participate in activities of daily living including home and community activities, learning and recreation
  • Provide both individual and group O&M training and intervention programs, to provide clients with maximum independence and the ability to participate in appropriate activities aligned with their choices
  • Assess and train clients in the use of assistive devices

Requirements

To be successful in this role you will have:

  • Relevant Orientation and Mobility qualifications
  • Strong service delivery expertise
  • High level of communication and organisational and planning skills
  • A demonstrated understanding of person centred practices
  • A collaborative approach which ensures you achieve positive client outcomes, and
  • Ideally an understanding of issues relating to blindness and low vision

Do you want to become a part of a team that supports a future where our clients have the opportunity like never before to live the life they choose? Please select the 'Apply' button below to be taken to our online application process. 

Applications should consist of a full resume and a cover letter. Candidates should address the essential job competencies as outlined the position description and should also consider and be able to demonstrate Vision Australia’s organisational values which are central to the organisation’s culture. Applications should be uploaded as a word file. Please note pdf documents are not accepted for accessibility reasons.

As part of Vision Australia’s commitment to being an inclusive employer and embedding a culture where staff, volunteers and clients can be themselves and feel safe, and to protecting the best interests and safety of children and vulnerable people, successful applicants will be subject to a number of pre-employment checks including criminal history and working with children.

For more information about working at Vision Australia go to www.visionaustralia.org/careers 

We encourage applications from candidates who are blind or have low vision. 

Contact Person JOANNE NORTHCOTE
Contact Number 0249273300
Alternate Contact Person Arlita Willman
Alternate Contact Number 0243216700
Closing Date 26/10/2017
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