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Organisation : VisAbility

Location : Perth (Victoria Park)

Work type : Full-time

Sector : Disabilities, Families, Health – General, Other

Salary type : Annual Package

Salary : Salary range is between $67,754 - $89,882 (exclusive of superannuation).

Application closing date : 29 Jan, 2021

About the role

The Role

Working within an interdisciplinary team of Allied Health Professionals, this position provides Orientation and Mobility (O&M) services to clients with vision impairment. Working within a person and family-centred approach the Orientation and Mobility Specialist focuses on independent and supported travel for people who access VisAbility’s services.

This position has a key role in supporting clients who are blind or vision impaired across their lifespan. We work with all major funding bodies to provide individualised services according to client’s needs.

Travel and carrying out work from home is a requirement of this role as we service clients across the Perth Metro area.

Key Responsibilities include:

  • Manage a clinical caseload of clients in accordance within service provision guidelines and/or external agency requirements
  • Provide information, prescription and training in mobility aids/devices to support safe and independent travel
  • Act as Key Contact to allocated clients
  • Provide information and support to families, professionals and other relevant individuals to support capacity-building

For the full duties and responsibilities of this role, you can download the Job Description here.

Please note: this is a fixed-term 12-month contract, with the possibility to extend. To view our Enterprise Agreement for employment terms and salary information click here

Salary range is between $67,754 – $89,882 (exclusive of superannuation). 

What is unique about you

You are a high performer with a commitment to purpose. You possess courage to pursue your areas of passion and expertise and are not afraid to actively contribute to a workplace of openness, adaptability and care. You understand the value of giving and the power of a story to change perspectives.

If this sounds like you, then we want to hear from you!

To be considered for the role, you will need:

  • Tertiary Qualification in Orientation and Mobility;
  • Certification of Orientation and Mobility Specialists (or be willing to work towards);
  • Demonstrated ability to manage a case load of clients, consistently meeting service delivery objectives and time-frames.
  • Demonstrated high level of interpersonal skills as this role requires you to work within an interdisciplinary team, external organisations and a varied client base;
  • Demonstrated ability to write comprehensive, concise and accurate reports for client recommendations;
  • An understanding of person and family-centred practice;
  • Previous experience working with funding schemes such as the NDIS will be highly regarded.

We encourage people with disability and of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander background to apply. Everyone is welcome, as we are an inclusive and diverse workplace.

What’s in it for you?

If you enjoy variety in your work, where no day is the same, then this is the role for you! We have a number of Allied Health professionals in various areas with expertise in our field, learn or expand on your knowledge in this specialised area.

When you join our team, it’s an opportunity to pursue your passions. To make a difference. To be challenged, but also inspired and motivated by the life-changing work we do together.

We also offer:

  • Generous salary packaging arrangements which allow you to boost your income by taking the cost of various everyday living expenses and mortgage repayments from your earnings before tax is calculated;
  • Flexible working arrangements to allow you to achieve work-life integration;
  • Training and growth opportunities fostered through regular staff development meetings to provide you the support and training you need to achieve your professional goals;
  • An Employee Assistance Program which offers external counselling and support service to employees and immediate family members;
  • Free on-site parking and close to public transport;
  • Free use of on-site gym and access to affordable fitness classes run onsite;
  • Subsidized annual flu shots.

About the organisation

Organisation Name : VisAbility

At VisAbility, we have a long and proud history of providing services for people with disabilities, particularly vision impairment, enabling them to do the things they love and live the life they want.  We have two key areas that we specialise in, services for people with no or low vision, and children across the whole broad spectrum of disabilities.  Today, we have over 160 staff and over 300 volunteers connecting, inspiring and supporting adults, children and families across Western Australia and Tasmania.  Our family of brands encompasses Guide Dogs WA/TAS, Kites Children’s Therapy, Perron Place and our vision only brand VisAbility.

Our multidisciplinary team provides personalised support that opens up a world of possibilities for our clients. This diversity – this mission to constantly evolve to meet our people’s changing needs – also opens up a host of career opportunities for you.

How to apply

Position Description : JD OM Instructor V2.1 09 2020

Applications not allowed for this job listing.


Please quote in application: Orientation and Mobility Instructor via Pro Bono Australia.


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