Rehabilitation Instructor


With over 300 employees and around 6,000 volunteers the Blind Foundation is New Zealand’s leading provider of services and support to people who are blind or have low vision. One of New Zealand’s most trusted and iconic Not for Profit organisations, we need a Rehabilitation Instructor to join us. You will help the organisation achieve our vision of a “life without limits” for New Zealanders who are blind or who have low vision. 

We are currently recruiting for an experienced Rehabilitation Instructor to join our Tauranga team.   

Rehabilitation Instructors work directly with our clients who are blind or have low vision, facilitating appropriate independence on an individual needs basis. The roles 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.

  • Able to work effectively with people from a variety of backgrounds and culture.

  • Eligible 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.

Become an ambassador for the Blind Foundation!  Our staff take an active interest and participate in fundraising and volunteer opportunities. 

If you believe you have what we are looking for, we would love to hear from you! Please submit a formal application below through our Careers Portal, where you can also view the position description. If you have any questions please contact our Recruitment Team on 09 355 6872.

Applications close on Tuesday 11 December 2018.

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.

Permanent/Full time

Job no: RehabTau18

Location: Tauranga

Closing Date: Applications close Tuesday 11 December 2018.