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Puppy Education Team Lead

Royal Society for the Blind of SA Inc - Gilles Plains, SA

Education, Childcare & Training
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Full Job Description
Be a part of a busy team in a rewarding environment
Take advantage of salary packaging
Work for an organisation that has been helping people for over 135 years

Do you have proven experience in leading a team in developing and training pups and dogs?

Are you person-centred, progressive, proactive, and responsive to client and community needs and passionate about making a real difference within the community?

Do you have a real affinity and understanding of dogs?

Then the RSB Guide and Assistance Dog Service (RSBGADS) team at the Royal Society for the Blind (RSB) wants you to join them.

RSB supports people who are blind or have vision impairment to gain new skills, be engaged in life and grow confidence at home, at work and in their communities.

Working together, RSB supports a culture of participation, meaning and purpose with the understanding that small changes can often have a powerful impact.

The RSB is looking to appoint a Puppy Education Team Lead to ensure quality dogs are available as required for the Guide and Assistance Dog programs.
Commencing from breeding until the dogs return to RSB for formal training.

The successful applicant will:
provide leadership to the Puppy Education Team to ensure the objectives of the RSB’s Guide and Assistance Dog service and more broadly the RSB are met, and
recruit, train, and support sufficient numbers of competent volunteer Puppy Educators, Bed and Breakfast boarders, Emergency boarders and Breeding Stock Carers to effectively support and develop all pups, and
complete the assessment, provide effective training and wellbeing of all pups, dogs, and volunteers on the RSB Puppy Educator program, and
have the ability to work with and organise a large and diverse group of volunteers.

The successful applicant will have:
proven experience in leading a team in the development and training of pups, dogs and volunteers or the capacity to quickly and successfully learn how to develop and train pups, dogs, and volunteers.
the ability to professionally represent the RSB in the community, including providing presentations, media work and public speaking.
strong personal organisational, planning, and prioritising skills.
strong computer skills in including word processing, spreadsheet, and database applications
A sound knowledge and understanding of dog health and breeding is highly desirable but not essential.

A formal qualification and accreditation or proven experience that is recognised by the International Guide Dog Federation (IGDF), as a Puppy Education Team Lead or equivalent will be highly regarded.

A National Police Clearance and satisfactory Department of Human Services NDIS, Aged sector screening and Working with Children clearances are required.

Position description available at: www.rsb.org.au/get-involved/careers

Applications close at cob Tuesday 13 April 2021

Gilles Plains, SA

Education, Childcare & Training


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