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Job title: 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 admin@guidedogs.org.sg

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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 smuslightlyscarlet.com! ☺️

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

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