Visual Impairment Mobility Specialist / Rehabilitation Officer / Support Worker

  • Job Reference: AWDO-P6114
  • Date Posted: 12 February 2021
  • Recruiter: Guide Dogs
  • Location: Bristol, South West England
  • Salary: £27,472 to £30,000
  • Bonus/Benefits: + Excellent Benefits
  • Sector: Healthcare & Medical
  • Job Type: Permanent
  • Work Hours: Full Time
  • Contact: CV Response Team

Job Description

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

Visual Impairment Orientation & Mobility Specialist / Rehabilitation Officer / Peripatetic Care Support Worker / Practitioner who is either a qualified Mobility Instructor or Rehabilitation Worker with excellent people skills is required to join our team at Guide Dogs.

 

SALARY: £27,472 - £30,000 per annum (depending on experience)

Total Salary Progression: up to £38,123 per annum depending on development within the role

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

LOCATION: Bristol, South West England - this is a field-based role and will cover Bristol and the South West Region

JOB TYPE: Full-Time, Permanent

WORKING HOURS: 9am – 5pm Monday to Friday, 35 hours per week. The charity are always keen to support flexible working

 

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 Officer / Peripatetic Care Support Worker / Practitioner who is either a qualified Mobility Instructor or Rehabilitation Worker with excellent people skills.

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

Through personalisation, the Visual Impairment Orientation & Mobility Specialist / Rehabilitation Officer / Peripatetic Care Support Worker / Practitioner will provide a specialist holistic assessment of customer needs and will provide information and advice about what support is available for them.

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

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

  • Together with the client you will co-produce a staged delivery plan which is tailored to meet individual customer needs and goals
  • You will plan on-going reviews of customer progress
  • Using a person-centred approach to organise around the customer
  • Focusing on wellbeing, identify ambitions and challenges facing each customer and their families
  • Together with the customer, prepare a plan to deliver outcomes
  • 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 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
  • Lead, inspire, train and mentor trainee staff to achieve agreed objectives within available resources
  • Use technical knowledge and experience working alongside the Technical Training to observe, assess and coach trainee and provide professional technical expertise
  • You will invest in giving and receiving peer-to-peer support, including attending national, regional and local peer support opportunities

 

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

  • 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
  • Has 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
  • Can demonstrate the ability to build rapport with, and obtain information from clients using person centred planning
  • Has excellent people skills, including being able to provide emotional support and can successfully liaise and work with other professionals and volunteers
  • An Excellent problem solver
  • 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-P6114

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

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