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Programme and Admin Executive
As part of the Client Services department, your role involves delivering holistic vision rehabilitation services to clients experiencing vision impairment. Occasional weekend or weekday evening work may be necessary, and time off will be provided accordingly. Training will be provided to enhance your understanding of blindness, vision impairment, and the specific needs of individuals with vision loss.
We are looking for an experienced social worker to join our dedicated team of Orientation and Mobility Specialists and IT Trainers. As a social worker, you will play a vital role in supporting and advocating for individuals with vision impairment, contributing to our mission of providing holistic services for those in need.
Orientation and Mobility (O&M) Specialists work with individuals of all ages facing blindness or having low vision challenges. As an O&M Specialist, you will conduct assessments, deliver training and provide interventions. Your role extends to engaging with community stakeholders and working towards accessibility and inclusivity for those with vision impairment. As an O&M Specialist, you play a pivotal part in empowering individuals to attain independence and confidence, enabling them to actively participate in society.
We are looking for an experienced user proficient in low vision assistive technology to conduct IT lessons for clients with sight loss. You should be well-versed in accessibility features on both iOS and Android platforms, and possess familiarity with either Windows or Mac OS.
Last week we shared how our clients had an experiential walk with a guide dog during a guide dog information session to give our clients a more balanced view between the use of cane and guide dog.
To better empathise with our clients, we the staff at Guide Dogs Singapore (GDS) too had an experiential walk ourselves with the help of our Guide Dog Mobility Instructor (GDMI), Christina. We wanted to better understand how guide dogs are handled and worked. Featured in this video is Ms. Trina, one of GDS's director undergoing a guide dog experiential walk whilst blindfolded, with Orinda, our 4 legged assistant of the day.
Video description: Ms. Trina is blindfolded as she held on to Orinda's harness while GDMI Christina held on to Orinda's leash. Orinda started walking once the prompt "Forward" was given. Orinda continued guiding Ms Trina in a straight path in a carpark whilst avoiding the back of a car.
Interview with Christina, a Guide Dog Mobility Instructor from Guide Dogs Singapore (GDS) ✨
Have you ever wondered what’s the difference between using a white cane and a guide dog? Or what's life like for a guide dog puppy? What etiquettes should you take note of when you come across a guide dog at work?
Find out more in the interview Christina had with @slightlyscarletofficial team of SMU students. If you have any questions, type it in the comment section below.
Slightly Scarlet is an annual philanthropic event that strives to raise awareness for social causes. To raise funds for us, they are selling self-designed merchandise such as tote bags, gift cards and face masks. Do show your support by purchasing at smuslightlyscarlet.com! ☺️