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Telepractice Assistant - Dubbo

Guide Dogs NSW/ACT
  • Join a renowned not-for-profit organisation with a leading charity brand
  • Exciting opportunity in our dynamic fundraising team and enhance performance
  • Dubbo location

Guide Dogs is the leading Australian provider of guide dogs and orientation and mobility services for people with sight loss. We are a trusted, long-standing and well recognised charity.

The Telepractice Assistant role is a new role that will pilot providing in-person support for individuals with vision impairment who want to participate in telepractice sessions with their Practitioner. The pilot aims to achieve individual goals more quickly by increasing the regularity of training sessions available to individuals, while increasing Practitioner availability for provision of services.

A little more information on some of the things you will be doing:

  • Rapport building to support an individual with vision impairment to feel comfortable with the aids/equipment/devices used throughout the telepractice session
  • Supporting the demonstration and application of aids/equipment/devices to facilitate set-up, connection and filming for a telepractice session
  • Communication with Practitioners (including, Orientation and Mobility Specialists, Occupational Therapists, Orthoptists, Assistive Technology Specialists) to enable effective outcomes throughout the telepractice session.
  • Supporting individuals with a vision impairment to understand how to operate devices used to facilitate telepractice, and make referrals to Assistive Technology Specialist for additional support requirements.

About you:

Ideally you have excellent communication and interpersonal skills, and the ability to communicate sensitively and respectfully with all relevant stakeholders. An understanding of disability inclusive practice and ability to work with a team to implement inclusive and accessible services for individuals with low vision or blindness. The ability to work in a team, as well as independently. Have excellent time management and organisation skills. Ability to be flexible, adapt to varying workloads, and to effectively manage multiple tasks. As well as the ability to use and connect various technological devices and/or able to learn quickly. Familiar with Microsoft Office, Zoom and mobile phone applications.

Why work with us?

You’ll be working at a place where everyone is welcome – an organisation that believes that a creative and productive workplace depends on having a diverse range of experiences, perspectives and abilities. Your colleagues and peers all understand their part in our mission - to empower people with vision loss.

For further information on this position, please view the position description.

Please be advised that the successful candidate in this position will be required to complete a National Criminal History Check and Working with Children Check as well as be fully vaccinated against COVID-19.

Guide Dogs NSW/ACT is proud to be an inclusive workplace that reflects our clients and the broader community. We are committed to providing a work environment in which everyone is included, treated fairly and with respect. We offer equal employment opportunity regardless of your gender or gender identity, disability, race, religion, sexual orientation, age, marital or domestic status, carer status, or political opinion.

We strongly encourage applications from people with vision impairment or blindness.

If you require an adjustment within the recruitment process, please contact jobs@guidedogs.com.au using the subject line: Telepractice Assistant - Dubbo enquiry via EthicalJobs to inform us of your preferred method of communication.

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