Trainee Orientation & Mobility Specialist (Visual Impairment)

  • Job Reference: AWDO-P8536
  • Date Posted: 21 April 2022
  • Recruiter: Guide Dogs
  • Location: Reading, Berkshire
  • Salary: £22,000
  • Bonus/Benefits: + Excellent Benefits
  • Sector: Social Care, Graduate / Trainee
  • Job Type: Permanent
  • Work Hours: Full Time
  • Contact: CV Response Team

Job Description

Guide Dogs Jobs, Careers and Vacancies. Trainee Orientation & Mobility Specialist (Visual Impairment) vacancy in Reading, Berkshire Advertised by AWD online – Multi-Job Board Advertising and CV Sourcing Recruitment Services

Trainee Orientation & Mobility Specialist (Visual Impairment) with experience of working with people who are blind and partially sighted and/or relevant experience in other care settings, excellent communication skills with the ability to liaise effectively with other professionals/agencies is required by Guide Dogs.

2 Year Apprenticeship Training Programme

The Trainee Orientation & Mobility Specialist (Visual Impairment) will contribute, as a full-time member of staff, to the services delivered by the Reading Team, whilst successfully completing all elements of the 2 year Apprenticeship Training Programme in Rehabilitation Work (Visual Impairment).  Guide Dogs will pay the tuition fees as part of the position.

 

SALARY: Starting from £22,000 per annum

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

LOCATION: Reading, Berkshire

JOB TYPE: Full-Time, Permanent

WORKING HOURS: 9am – 5pm, 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 Trainee Orientation & Mobility Specialist (Visual Impairment) with experience of working with people who are blind and partially sighted and/or relevant experience in other care settings, excellent communication skills with the ability to liaise effectively with other professionals/agencies.

The Trainee Orientation & Mobility Specialist (Visual Impairment) delivers orientation and mobility services which support Guide Dogs strategic objectives and promote independence and choice to people who are blind and partially sighted. 

Through personalisation, the Trainee Orientation & Mobility Specialist (Visual Impairment) will learn to provide specialist holistic assessment of customer needs that will improve their wellbeing.

 

DUTIES

Your duties as the Trainee Orientation & Mobility Specialist (Visual Impairment) will include:

Apprenticeship Structured Learning - Fully participate in and meet the course-work requirements of all modules and assessments

Workplace Learning – Plan and manage coursework commitments within the work environment and time

Independent Learning – Prioritise and undertake independent academic learning activities

Performance and Behaviour - Regular supervision with Tutors and Line Managers to secure the skills, knowledge and experience required

Putting theory into Practice – gradually undertaking duties at agreed levels of supervision whilst learning;

  • Co-producing a staged delivery plan together with the client tailored to their needs and goals
  • Plan on-going reviews of customer progress
  • Input and maintain customer records within timeframes

Personalisation – Use person-centred skills to organise around the customer, focus on wellbeing, identify ambitions ad challenges and prepare a plan to deliver outcomes

Assessment – Assess the orientation and mobility needs, capabilities, abilities and skills-gaps for customers

Customer Training – Deliver a staged mobility plan in line with specific needs and capabilities related to the customers desired outcomes

 

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

  • English and Maths GCSE/Level 2 or equivalent at Grade 4 or above
  • Current, relevant, significant and verifiable experience of working with adults and their families in a teaching, teaching support or training role
  • Has worked as part of a team delivering services to adults
  • Good working knowledge of Microsoft Office, particularly Word, Excel and Outlook
  • A proven ability to establish effective working relationships with a variety of people
  • Effective communication skills, verbal and written
  • Good organisational and administrative skills and can identify problems and either manage or escalate them
  • Supports their team and colleagues, and is a conscientious, trustworthy and considerate colleague
  • Is open and honest and can deal with emotional issues well
  • Eligibility to work in the UK

 

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-P8536

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

Full-Time, Permanent, Trainee and Apprenticeship Jobs, Careers and Vacancies. Find a new job and work in Reading, Berkshire. Multi-Job Board Advertising and CV Sourcing Recruitment Services provided by AWD online.