Visual Impairment Habilitation - Rehabilitation Peripatetic Care Support Worker – Practitioner

  • Job Reference: AWDO-P5147
  • Date Posted: 6 November 2019
  • Recruiter: Guide Dogs
  • Location: London
  • Salary: £32,500
  • Bonus/Benefits: + Excellent Benefits
  • Sector: Healthcare & Medical, Not For Profit, Charity, Third Sector
  • Job Type: Permanent
  • Work Hours: Full Time
  • Contact: CV Response Team

Job Description

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Visual Impairment Habilitation Specialist / Rehabilitation Peripatetic Care Support Worker / Practitioner, known within the organisation as a Habilitation Specialist, that has experience supporting and assessing the needs and capabilities of children and young people with visual impairment is required by Guide Dogs.

 

SALARY: up to £32,500 per annum (depending on experience)

BENEFITS: 26 Days Holiday plus Bank Holidays (rising to 28 days after 3 years’ service), Contributory Pension Plan, Flexible Benefits (includes: Gym Membership, Travel Insurance, Healthcare and Hospital Treatment Plan, Dental Insurance, Additional Life Assurance, Health Screening, Buying and Selling Annual Leave (up to 3 days), Cashback on Salary (up to 2% of salary equivalent)), Retail Discount and Cashback Scheme, Employee Assistance Programme, Enhanced Occupational Sick, Maternity, Paternity and Adoption Pay above statutory minimum, Childcare Vouchers and Eye Care Vouchers

 

LOCATION: London with frequent travel around the South East

JOB TYPE: Full-Time, Permanent

WORKING HOURS: 35 Hours per Week, 9am – 5pm Monday to Friday

AREA COVERED: As a successful candidate, you be required to travel on a regular basis, covering locations in London and the South East, to liaise with Local Authorities and Families regarding Mobility Services to bring independence and freedom to blind and partially sighted children and young people.

KEY REQUIREMENTS: You will either be a qualified Habilitation Practitioner or a Rehabilitation Practitioner willing to undergo further training to work with children and young people.

 

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 Habilitation Specialist / Rehabilitation Peripatetic Care Support Worker / Practitioner, known within the organisation as a Habilitation Specialist, that has experience supporting and assessing the needs and capabilities of children and young people with visual impairment

Working as the Visual Impairment Habilitation Specialist / Rehabilitation Peripatetic Care Support Worker / Practitioner you will deliver specialist habilitation (mobility and independence) services to bring independence and freedom to blind and partially sighted children and young people.

As the Visual Impairment Habilitation Specialist / Rehabilitation Peripatetic Care Support Worker / Practitioner you will work with an extensive portfolio, liaising with local authorities and working directly with families to provide mobility services to help gain confidence and independence.

As a successful candidate, you will have an exciting opportunity to work in a growing and fulfilling environment where your efforts will be greatly appreciated by Guide Dogs and the thousands of people they help.

 

DUTIES

Your duties and responsibilities as the Visual Impairment Habilitation Specialist / Rehabilitation Peripatetic Care Support Worker / Practitioner:

  • Assess the needs and capabilities of children and young people with a visual impairment and producing appropriate training programmes and recommendations as required
  • Plan, implement and review habilitation programmes according to specific needs and capabilities, by giving one-to-one individual instruction in school, home and community settings
  • Provide advice, information and assistance to parents, carers and others in close contact with children and young people in order ensure reinforcement of training programmes
  • Participate in and, as necessary, organise extra curricula activities for Children & Young People with Visual Impairments as part of their habilitation training, including occasional residential events
  • Conduct environmental accessibility audits of educational, recreational and work experience settings, and to provide recommendations to assist with the inclusion and safety of learners with sensory needs

 

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.

As a member of staff, we offer you a wide range of benefits to suit your individual needs. These include; 26 days’ holiday plus bank holidays (rising to 28 days after 3 years' service), flexible benefits package and a defined contribution group personal pension plan.

 

IDEAL CANDIDATE REQUIREMENTS

  • Nationally recognised qualification in habilitation training for children and young people with visual impairment or a trainee undertaking year 2 of the Habilitation and Disabilities of Sight Graduate Diploma – IOE (or equivalent)
  • Rehabilitation Officer Diploma/Certificate with relevant Children & Young People experience
  • Can evidence the ability to work directly with children and young people and their parents/guardians to carry out effective habilitation programmes, including low vision training
  • Both Mobility Officer and Technical Officer Certificates with relevant Children & Young People experience
  • Qualified teacher of visual impairment with a recognised mobility qualification
  • Ability to liaise effectively with other professionals/agencies
  • Assessment and planning skills
  • Knowledge of range of resources available to Children & Young People with visual impairment
  • 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-P5147

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