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Mo tenei turanga mahi | About this role

You are an experienced Rehabilitation Instructor ready to join our Dunedin team in this exciting full time, permanent role (37.5 hours per week). You will also service clients across the wider Otago region, working directly with those who are blind, deafblind or have low vision, facilitating appropriate independence on an individual needs basis.

The role's purpose is to provide appropriate assessment, planning, and teaching in order to meet agreed individual goals as required and to help Members and clients achieve full participation in their community.


Duties include, and are not limited to:

·       Planning and implementing individual programmes for clients

·       Delivering centre-based group Rehabilitation programmes

·       Functional Low Vision/Vision Assessment and training in conjunction with orientation and mobility instruction

·       Actively contribute to quality improvement activities to enhance service delivery

Ko wai koe | About you

This is a specialised technical role and as a result we are looking for:

·       Experience in the delivery of Orientation and Mobility (O&M) and Adaptive Daily Living programme (ADL)

·       Recognised qualification in Orientation and Mobility and Adaptive Daily Living Instructor

·       Experience in the delivery of Orientation and Mobility and Adaptive Daily Living programme for at least 3 years

·       Experience in functional low vision assessments

·       A recognised qualification in rehabilitation for people who are blind or have low vision with an emphasis on O&M and ADL

·       Able to work effectively with people from a variety of backgrounds and culture

·       You will also be an enthusiastic, honest and open communicator, with proven skills in client database use and Microsoft Office.

Nga painga | The benefits

  • A full time week equates to 37.5 hours
  • A return-to-work parental leave bonus
  • Additional 5 days annual leave after 5 years of service for non-management employees
  • Eye Tests and Prescription Lenses reimbursement after one year of service
  • Free annual flu vaccination 
  • and more!

Mo matou | About Us

Blind Low Vision NZ is the leading national provider of vision rehabilitation services for people who are blind, deafblind or have low vision.

Now more than ever, the opportunities are here to make a real difference for people with sight loss, and you’ll help us achieve our vison of empowering New Zealanders who are blind, deafblind or low vision, to live the life they choose. As well as supporting individuals, we seek to make big-picture change by advocating for inclusive communities and for optimal eye care services for all New Zealanders.

We have a rich history stretching back to 1890 and as we continue to connect people with sight loss to expert employees and their peers, we also continue to be one of New Zealand's most trusted and iconic not for profit organisations.


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