Visual Impairment Mobility Specialist / Rehabilitation Support Worker

  • Job Reference: AWDO-P6330
  • Date Posted: 23 April 2021
  • Recruiter: Guide Dogs
  • Location: Bristol, South West England
  • Salary: £33,129 to £37,270
  • Bonus/Benefits: + Excellent Benefits
  • Sector: Social Care, 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 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 Peripatetic Care Support Worker / Practitioner who is either a qualified Mobility Instructor or Rehabilitation Worker with experience working with children and young people is required to join our team at Guide Dogs.

 

SALARY: £33,129 to £37,270 per annum

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: This field-based role will cover the South West region including Bristol, South Gloucestershire, Bath and North East Somerset.

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 Peripatetic Care Support Worker / Practitioner who is either a qualified Mobility Instructor or Rehabilitation Worker with children and young.

Working as the Visual Impairment Orientation & Mobility Specialist / Rehabilitation Peripatetic Care Support Worker / Practitioner you will help people with sight loss to live the life they choose by delivering specialist services that enable blind and partially sighted children and young people to become more mobile and independent.

As the Visual Impairment Orientation & Mobility Specialist / Rehabilitation Peripatetic Care Support Worker / Practitioner you will work as part of the Community Team and will work with children, young people and their families, parents, and carers across the South West region including Bristol, South Gloucestershire, Bath and North East Somerset.

 

DUTIES

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

  • Assess the needs and capabilities of children and young people with a visual impairment and produce appropriate training programmes and recommendations
  • Deliver specialist habilitation (mobility and independence) services which support the Guide Dog’s strategic objectives and bring independence and freedom to blind and partially sighted children and young people
  • Plan, implement and review habilitation programmes for Children & Young People with Visual Impairments, 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 & Young People to raise their awareness of visual impairment and resources available
  • Participate in and, as necessary, organise extra curricula activities for Children & Young People with Visual Impairments as part of their habilitation training
  • Provide a staged delivery plan which is tailored to meet individual needs and expectations

 

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

  • Qualified Habilitation Specialist with recent and relevant children and young people experience
  • Can evidence the ability to work safely with children and young people
  • Ability to work directly with children and young people and their parents/guardians to carry out effective habilitation programmes, including low vision training
  • Knowledge of range of resources available to children and young people with visual impairment
  • Ability to liaise effectively with other professionals/agencies
  • 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-P6330

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

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