Guide Dogs NSW/ACT

Job Title: Community Orthoptist - Newcastle, NSW
Job Type: Full Time
Location: Newcastle, NSW
Date Advertised: 21/06/2021

Description: We are currently seeking a permanent Community Orthoptist based in our Newcastle office and servicing clients across Northern NSW.

This position delivers specialist low vision assessments, training and other interventions to enable clients with vision impairment to maximise the use of their residual vision. Low vision services are delivered to clients of all ages at our clinic, community locations and client homes.

Applicants must demonstrate:

- Completion of a Bachelor degree in Orthoptics or equivalent;
- Eligibility for registration with the Australian Orthoptic Board;
- Satisfactory background checks including National Police Certificate and Working With Children Check (NSW);
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills including the ability to communicate sensitively and effectively with clients and others;
- Good skills in utilising Microsoft Office applications and modern technology such as smart phones and their related applications; and
- Possession of a NSW Driver Licence with a good driving history as travel will be required around Newcastle and occasionally to other regional centres eg: Lismore.
- Prior experience conducting low vision Orthoptic assessments is not required however you must have strong time management and organisation skills and have the ability to work both independently and as part of a team.

The successful candidate will have access to the following benefits:

- Competitive salary;
- A tool of trade car or car allowance;
- PBI salary packaging;
- Salary Continuance Insurance;
- Generous leave conditions including Paid Parental Leave and
- Purchased Leave;
- Flexible working arrangements including working from home and flexible hours
- Ongoing professional development and career pathways.

Guide Dogs NSW/ACT is the largest provider in Australia of guide dogs and orientation and mobility services for people with impaired vision. By joining Guide Dos NSW/ACT, you will 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. We are an organisation that wants you to bring your full self and your full heart to work.

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