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Driver and assistant jockey

Vision Australia
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Vision Australia is a leading national provider of blindness and low vision services in Australia. We work in partnership with Australians who are blind or have low vision to help them achieve the possibilities they choose in life.

Vision Australia We support more than 25,500 people of all ages and life stages, and circumstances. We do this through 35 Vision Australia centres in Victoria, New South Wales, the Australian Capital Territory, Queensland, South Australia and Western Australia; and through outreach programs in the Northern Territory and Tasmania.

We are a not-for-profit organisation and a major participant and partner in the international blindness community.

The volunteer will: • perform driving tasks to transport (pick up and drop off) clients to assist them to access recreation • ensure vehicles are left in a standard for use by other staff and volunteers • complete required data recording tasks to accurately record information about your volunteering activities

Work as a team of driver and assistant jockey to support people with low vision and who are blind to safely access transport.

The volunteer may: • perform sighted guide techniques to effectively support clients, volunteers or staff to safely navigate their environment and lift mobility aids into the vehicle • complete data recording and other administration tasks to accurately record a service with a client (including reporting requirements) ESSENTIAL SKILLS AND KNOWLEDGE The volunteer demonstrates:
• Safe Driving skills • Time management skills • Working with minimal supervision • Working with people who are blind or have low vision; also older people and people with a disability. DESIRABLE SKILLS (NOT ESSENTIAL) The volunteer may have abilities in: • Attention to detail • Administration skills • Customer service skills
• Interpersonal skills
• Manual handling skills • Visual translation skills

Vision Australia Mission & Values Our mission is to provide support to people who are blind or low vision to live the life they choose. Our teams live by Vision Australia’s values. • Person-Centred - We measure our success in terms of outcomes for our clients • Accountable - We hold ourselves responsible for what we do and don’t do • Collaborative - We work well together and with others to deliver the best possible outcomes • Commercially Focussed - We work efficiently and responsibly to sustain and grow our services and influence • Agile - We will adapt, learn and innovate to have a positive impact in a changing environment Vision Australia environment Our workforce and clients work with Seeing Eye Dogs, it is likely you will have contact with working dogs and/or dogs in training.