Rehabilitation Officer / Visual Impairment Mobility Specialist

  • Job Reference: AWDO-C8567
  • Date Posted: 27 April 2022
  • Recruiter: Guide Dogs
  • Location: Covering the Scotland Region
  • Salary: £33,129
  • Bonus/Benefits: pro rata (starting from) + Excellent Benefits
  • Sector: Social Care, Healthcare & Medical
  • Job Type: Contract
  • Duration: 12 month fixed term contract
  • Work Hours: Full Time
  • Contact: CV Response Team

Job Description

Guide Dogs Jobs, Careers and Vacancies. Visual Impairment Orientation & Mobility Specialist / Rehabilitation Peripatetic Care Support Worker / Practitioner vacancy in Glasgow, Scotland Advertised by AWD online – Multi-Job Board Advertising and CV Sourcing Recruitment Services

Visual Impairment Orientation & Mobility Specialist / Rehabilitation Peripatetic Care Support Worker / Practitioner who is either a qualified Mobility Instructor or Rehabilitation Worker with experience working with people who are blind or partially sighted is required to join our team at Guide Dogs.

 

SALARY: Starting from £33,129 pro rata

BENEFITS: 26 Days Holiday plus Bank Holidays. A generous pension scheme, life assurance and enhanced pay for parenting and sickness leave. In addition, there is an Employee Assistance Programme, flexible benefits package and discounts and cashback scheme.

LOCATION: Covering the Scotland Region – applications will be accepted from candidates all over Scotland

JOB TYPE: Full-Time, 12 Month Fixed Term Contract (Part-time hours will be considered)

WORKING HOURS: 9am – 5pm Monday to Friday, 35 hours per week

 

APPLICATION PROCESS: Once we’ve reviewed your CV, we will email over some extra details regarding the application process that you will need to complete as soon as possible. Please keep an eye out for our email.

 

JOB OVERVIEW

We have a fantastic new job opportunity for a Visual Impairment Orientation & Mobility Specialist / Rehabilitation Peripatetic Care Support Worker / Practitioner who is either a qualified Mobility Instructor or Rehabilitation Worker with experience working with people who are blind or partially sighted.

Working as the Visual Impairment Orientation & Mobility Specialist / Rehabilitation Peripatetic Care Support Worker / Practitioner you will deliver orientation and mobility services and promote independence and choice to people who are blind and partially sighted.

Through personalisation, the Visual Impairment Orientation & Mobility Specialist / Rehabilitation Peripatetic Care Support Worker / Practitioner will provide specialist holistic assessment of customer needs that will improve their wellbeing.

 

DUTIES

As the Visual Impairment Orientation & Mobility Specialist / Rehabilitation Peripatetic Care Support Worker / Practitioner your duties will include:

  • Co-produce a staged delivery plan which is tailored to meet individual customer needs and goals
  • Plan on-going reviews of customer progress
  • Input and maintain customer records within given time frames
  • Use a person-centred approach to organise around the customer
  • Focusing on wellbeing, identify ambitions and challenges facing each customer and their families
  • Prepare a plan to deliver outcomes, including facilitating referrals and signposting
  • Assess the orientation and mobility needs, (including functional vision), capabilities, abilities and skills-gaps for customers seeking to improve their mobility
  • Deliver a staged mobility plan (Agreed Training Programme) in line with the specific needs and capabilities related to the customers’ desired outcomes
  • Regularly review, evaluate and agree customer mobility improvement and outcomes throughout training
  • Contribute to Fundraising initiatives and work with Legacy, Major Relationships, National and Regional Fundraising Departments to assist in generating income
  • Data Management / Compliance / Administration
  • Lead, inspire, train and mentor trainee staff to achieve agreed objectives within available resources

 

WORKING AT GUIDE DOGS

Working at Guide Dogs is much more than just a job. Through the values that guide our work, we make a real difference, and change lives.

We believe that wellbeing at work is about creating an environment to promote a state of contentment which allows all employees to flourish and achieve their full potential for the benefit of themselves and for Guide Dogs.

 

CANDIDATE REQUIREMENTS

Essential

  • Qualification as either a Mobility Instructor or Rehabilitation Worker e.g. Dip HE Rehabilitation Studies or equivalent
  • Evidence of continued professional development to maintain current knowledge and experience within the field
  • Experience of working with people who are blind and partially sighted
  • Ability to liaise effectively with other professionals / agencies. Assessment and planning skills
  • Effective communication skills, verbal and written
  • Good organisational and administrative skills
  • Good working knowledge of Word, Excel and Outlook
  • Eligibility to work in the UK

Desirable

  • Qualified teacher of visual impairment with a recognised mobility qualification
  • Training in person-centred approach
  • Has experience of working with people with complex needs. Has experience of working with volunteers

 

As this role requires an Enhanced Disclosure check the start date for the successful candidate will only be confirmed upon receipt of the check.

The Charity is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all children, young people and vulnerable adults with whom they work. They expect all of their employees and volunteers to fully share this commitment.

Please note: we reserve the right to close any of our vacancies early.

NO AGENCIES PLEASE

HOW TO APPLY

APPLICATION PROCESS: Once we’ve reviewed your CV, we will email over some extra details regarding the application process that you will need to complete as soon as possible. Please keep an eye out for our email.

CV’s of Job Applicants meeting this requirement may also be submitted to our Client for consideration. By submitting your job application to us you are hereby giving us your express consent to submit your details to our Client for this purpose.

JOB REF: AWDO-C8567

This job is being advertised by AWD online on behalf of Guide Dogs

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