Rehabilitation Instructor – Royal New Zealand Foundation of the Blind – Manawatu

The Blind Foundation is New Zealand’s leading provider of services and support to people who are blind or have low vision. Celebrating our 125th anniversary this year, we are also one of New Zealand’s most trusted and iconic Not for Profit organisations. We have over 300 employees and around 2,000 volunteers across New Zealand.

We are currently recruiting two experienced Rehabilitation Instructor to join our teams in Auckland and Palmerston North.

Rehabilitation Instructors work directly with our clients who are blind or have low vision, facilitating appropriate independence on an individual needs basis. The role’s purpose is to provide individuals with professional assessment, planning and instruction to work towards achievement of individual goals.

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)
a recognised qualification in rehabilitation for people who are blind or have low vision with an emphasis on O&M and ADL
the ability to work effectively with people from a variety of backgrounds and culture
eligibility to work in New Zealand or gain the appropriate work visa.

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

Applications close at 5:00pm on Monday, 2 March 2015.

The Blind Foundation welcomes diversity in the workplace and encourages suitably qualified people who are blind or who have low vision to apply for roles within the organisation.

Please apply by clicking ‘apply’ below, where you can also view a full position description for the role. Alternatively, please email or phone our Recruitment Team on 09 355 6565.

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