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National Transition Facilitator
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 National Transition Facilitator 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.
As the successful candidate, you will work in partnership with the Blind and Low Vision Education Network NZ (BLENNZ), to establish a transition framework and processes for BLENNZ students who meet the transition criteria and are ready to move to adult services. You will be required to ensure the new transition service meets any external funder obligations, while working in partnership with Parents of Vision Impaired (NZ) (PVI) to reach more parents, serving as a resource for transition services, and providing the appropriate contact information for the Blind Foundation.
As well as developing a communication plan for initiating and monitoring contact with young clients, you will establish student work experience programmes, job shadowing, and career exploration activities, as well as opportunities for young clients to develop skills for daily living and participation in the community. You will plan and implement Pre-Tertiary Information workshops.
The ideal applicant will have the following:
- Minimum 3-5 years’ experience in either vocational support work, transition services, careers advice, teaching or training or equivalent or relevant tertiary qualification for example Diploma in careers guidance
- Relevant tertiary qualification e.g. Diploma in careers guidance
- Minimum 3-5 years’ experience in service delivery within the disability field, general health or rehabilitation
- Well-developed interpersonal skills including the ability to listen effectively and communicate with people on many and varied levels
- Understanding of the strengths-based approach
- Excellent coaching and training skills
- Strong networking and relationship building skills
- Effective negotiation, advocacy and mediation skills
- Experience of working in employment support for people with sensory disabilities
- Knowledge of adaptive technology
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 26 April 2019.
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.
Job no: DCAU95479
Closing Date: Applications close 26 April 2019.