A vacancy has arisen within the S A Guide-Dogs Association for the Blind, for the position of Facilitator and Materials Developer at the College of Orientation and Mobility (COM).

Capacity:                     Full Time from March 2019

Location:                    126 Wroxham Road, Rietfontein, Sandton, Gauteng

Responsible to:          Head of College of Orientation and Mobility


Key function:

Design and develop Diploma Course modules in relation to subject matter expertise. Facilitate diploma modules in relation to personal subject matter expertise. Gain subject matter expertise through ongoing education and training. Keep up to date with developments in the field of visual impairment in order to develop and update current course materials. Facilitate on the various courses and training events offered by COM. Undertake research in visual impairment sector when required.


Key Responsibilities:

  • Design and develop modules for the Diploma and short courses in accordance with policy guidelines in relation to personal subject matter expertise
  • Facilitate courses/modules in relation to personal subject matter expertise to a variety of audiences
  • Act as an assessor for COM, covering agreed modules and following COM QMS
  • Act in the capacity of an O&M subject material expert once training is complete
  • Contribute to the re-scoping of the diploma qualification and the curriculum development of the training in line with the strategic plan for COM
  • Creation and maintenance of integrated assessment processes
  • Contribute to coordination of the timetable
  • Assist with marketing strategies for COM, including social media
  • To provide accurate and professionally written records relating to learners
  • Undertake regular duties at COM according to set timetables in order to prepare training courses for learners on site or at other venues
  • Communicate effectively the mission statement of GDA and specifically in relation to COM to the general public, outside organisations and all other staff


Essential Qualities:

  • Effective communicatorin English-written and spoken
  • Able to work independently and as part of a team
  • Able to problem solve
  • Driver’s licence
  • Interest in visual impairment
  • Willingness to complete post graduate studies in Orientation and Mobility involving international travel
  • Physically fit
  • Looking for a long term career path
  • Computer literate-Office



  • Bachelor’s degree in a medical related field such as, but not limited to, occupational therapy, physiotherapy, biokinetics, BSc, education
  • 4-5 years’ work experience
  • Ability to write training materials in English
  • Qualified assessor
  • Knowledge of disability sector
  • Facilitation, lecturing or teaching experience


Added advantage:

  • Knowledge of SETA or FET landscape


Persons interested in this position must submit the following documents to Elizabeth Louw at ElizabethL@guidedog.org.za by 25 February 2019.

Please provide the following documents with your CV:

  1. Letter of motivation
  2. Copy of ID document
  3. Certified copy of statement of results for tertiary qualifications
  4. Certified copies of other relevant certificates



South African Guide-Dogs Association for the Blind reserves the right not to fill this vacancy. An application will not in itself entitle the applicant for an interview or appointment and failure to meet the minimum requirements of the post will result in the applicant automatically disqualifying themselves from consideration. Applicants who do not receive a reply within 2 weeks of the closing date of application, should deem their application to have been unsuccessful.