Positions Vacant

If you or your agency would like to advertise a position vacancy on this page, please contact the OMAA at info@omaaustralasia.com. OMAA members receive communications regarding all position vacancies.

 

Guide Dogs NSW/ACT are currently seeking Expressions of Interest for recent or upcoming Graduates for O&M roles in a number of locations across NSW/ACT. Please see this link for more details.

UNSW are looking to appoint an orientation and mobility specialist in a lecturer role. Applications close 7 November 2022. Please see links below for further details:

 

Egypt: If you are a COMS, there is an interesting opportunity in Egypt for a temporary assignment working with interns in their new university vision program. If interested in going to Egypt, with expenses paid, contact Doaa Mabrouk at doaa.mabrouk@baseerafoundation.org

 

Guide Dogs SA/NT is currently seeking applications for an Orientation & Mobility Specialist based in Darwin, servicing remote locations across the Northern Territory. Find out more here.

 

University of New South Wales

Would you like to be involved in O&M training?

The University of New South Wales (UNSW) is running a Graduate Diploma in O&M through the School of Optometry and Vision Science. Coursework is done online, but students require 80 hours under blindfold in addition to learning to teach O&M skills.

The practical training is currently a mix of individual Technique Teachers (TT) working with students locally, and intensive training blocks based on TT availability and student location.

We are planning a two-week Intensive for all students in Sydney from Monday June 27th to Friday July 8th, 2022, and we still require several TT’s to give us a good Student/Teacher ratio. Next year we are hoping to provide most of the practical training in a series of Intensives, supplemented by individual TT work where this is not practical.

We are looking to build up a list of O&M’s (preferably with COMS) to help us in this undertaking moving forward, so even if you are unavailable for the coming Intensive, we would love to hear from you so that we can build up a list of potential Providers. Please email michael.gleeson@unsw.edu.au or matthew.g.walker@unsw.edu.au to register interest or for more information. This is a chance to support the O&M Profession and to gain points for COMS reaccreditation.

 

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