Explore diverse career opportunities at Guide Dogs Singapore and contribute to making a positive impact on the visually impaired community. Join us for a rewarding career!

Orientation & Mobility Specialist

Roles & Responsibilities

O&M Specialists work with people of all ages who are blind or have low vision. You will utilise knowledge and skills to provide assessment, training, intervention and work with community stakeholders to assist in achieving equity and access for people who are blind or have low vision. As an OMS, you play a key role in supporting people with vision impairment to gain independence and confidence to become active members of society.

As an OMS, you will:

  • Assess the ability of clients to travel safely and confidently within area of the community they wish to access;
  • Advise on and prescribe a range of mobility aids and provide specialist services to meet individual needs;
  • In consultation with clients, plan, develop, deliver and evaluate individual or group specialised services in line with clients’ needs identified throughout the assessment process;
  • Perform joint assessments with a multi-disciplinary team as part of the rehabilitative process;
  • Record and maintain training notes in a timely manner;
  • Support Community Partnership and Guide Dog Programme in meeting the company’s goals on community outreach and the use of guide dogs.

Guide Dogs Singapore (GDS) will sponsor you a post-graduate certification to attain the professional accreditations and in return you will serve a bond. The full-time program will combine online learning with an overseas university, face-to-face practical skills, and Work Integrated Learning (WIL). You must be prepared to travel overseas where the university is located to fulfil your practicum hours.

There are currently 5 accredited OMS in Singapore but close to 40,000 residents with vision impairment. The demand for O&M training as part of rehabilitation is rising rapidly and will continue to rise with the aging population.

You should be physically fit, accountable, empathetic, enjoy working outdoors and have good interpersonal skills. You should have a degree in Allied Health or a relevant field and demonstrate interests in working in the social sector or with people with disabilities.

To apply for the role, please submit your resume and 500-word essay why you have an interest in low vision/blindness rehabilitation to Fresh graduates with a relevant degree are welcome to apply.

Trainer, Assistive Technology (Part-time)

We are seeking an experienced user of low vision assistive technology to provide IT lessons to clients of Guide Dogs Singapore Ltd (GDS).

Job description:

• Conduct one-to-one training sessions, each session of about two hours

• Participate in group sessions, such as physical information and demonstration sessions, or online group workshops

• Preparation of training materials

• Participate in the planning and design of different group sessions and workshop sessions

Trainers should ideally be able to conduct training on both weekdays and Saturdays. As different clients have varying availability and schedules, trainers will need to liaise with their clients to schedule training sessions.

Trainers may expect an average of three training sessions per week, subject to demand of training and client’s availability.

As a freelance trainer with GDS, you should have the following:

Technical Competencies:

• Familiarity with accessibility services on both iOS and Android

• Familiarity with Windows or Mac OS, and its accompanying accessibility services

• Able to conduct training in English; ability to converse and conduct training in a second language would be an advantage

Core Competencies:

• Strong interest in general technology and in touch with the assistive technology space

• Good communication skills

• Patience and empathy

• Ability to problem-solve and find solutions to meet the diverse needs of clients

• A team player

Preferred Achievements:

Please share any achievements that support your job application. For candidates without teaching experience, GDS will provide training.

Interested candidates may send a cover letter and resume to

Assistant, Community Partnership (Internship)

Duration: 6 Months


As a Community Partnership Assistant, you will contribute to the implementation and execution of fundraising campaigns, community engagement programmes and events, and public outreach efforts through various channels. 

You will be part of an organisation that aims to empower the lives of the visually impaired community and be able to make a meaningful contribution to society, improving the lives of others through your work. 

You will be of vital support to the team to help advance our efforts to achieve our goals and mission to create a more inclusive society for our beneficiaries.  


  • Self-motivated, keen to learn, mature and effective team player with initiative 
  • Ability to do independent research and analysis 
  • Good writing, interpersonal / communication skills 
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office, including MS Word, PowerPoint and Excel 
  • Resourceful, organised and meticulous 
  • Students currently pursuing a Degree / Diploma in Marketing/Communications or related disciplines in Universities / Polytechnics are welcome to apply. 
  • Willing to work on occasional weekends and evenings 
  • Able to do an internship for minimum 4-6 months. 


  1. Assist the team to prospect, raise funds and conduct public outreach, plan and organise the company’s community events and social media activities 
  2. Craft website content and eDM communications to donors / stakeholders with content copywriting, simple layout design via MailChimp 
  3. Support the team with administrative duties for outreach to donors, clients, partners, volunteers and government agencies with the aim to meet the company’s mission and objectives 
  4. Proficiency in artwork design / keen eye for design is preferred for artwork creation and adaptation 

Interested candidates may send in your CV to

Only shortlisted candidates will be notified. 


Staff Guide Dog Handling Session

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.

Posted by Guide Dogs Singapore Ltd on Sunday, 18 October 2020
Slightly Scarlet interview with Christina, a Guide Dog Mobility Instructor from Guide Dogs Singapore (GDS) ✨

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! ☺️

Posted by Guide Dogs Singapore Ltd on Tuesday, 15 September 2020

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Amanda Chong

Amanda Chong
I cherish the freedom to travel on my own

Jerry Ling

Jerry Ling, Long-term volunteer
The experience has also been enriching.

Lionel Tan

Lionel Tan
I am now holding a full-time job at Apple and studying part-time in Republic Polytechnic.

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