Community Rehabilitation Assistant


  • Location Leicester, LE1
  • Hours 20 hrs per week
  • Pay £11,368.70 per annum
  • Closing date: 11 Jul 2022, noon

Vista is an independent, local charity providing information, support and care to people affected by sight loss who live in Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland. We have been doing so for over 180 years and are working hard to make sure we will do so for the future too. 

Working flexibly 20 hours per week (hours you would like to work can be discussed at interview), Monday to Friday with the requirement to work occasional weekends and some unsocial hours to meet the needs of the service.

In this role you will;

·        Support assessment and triage processes to ensure that work is prioritised in response to risk and need

·        Accept appropriate referrals and act as part of the Reablement team to review, update and act within an individuals agreed support or reablement plan

·        Deliver specific areas of support as planned by a qualified reablement officer

·        Demonstrate and advise individuals in the correct use of assistive equipment

·        Work with a qualified officer to assist visually impaired adults, young adults and those with additional disabilities to acquire and practice a range of independence skills appropriate to their needs

Your experience of working with visually impaired people is essential, as well as proven verbal and written communication skills.

We welcome applications from all candidates, regardless of any protected characteristic and are an equal opportunity employer. We particularly welcome applications from candidates with disabilities including visual impairments, and we encourage applications from such people who are under-represented in our workforce and face disadvantage on account of disability.

All candidates will be treated equally, and we will base decisions on appointments on the merits of the candidates. 

Closing date:  Monday, 11th July 2022 – Noon

Interviews:  Thursday, 14th July 2022

If you do not hear from us within three weeks of the closing date, please assume you have regrettably not been selected for interview on this occasion.

This post is subject to an Enhanced Disclosure from the DBS.

In line with current government guidance, we encourage everyone who works with our service users to be fully vaccinated against Covid-19 unless clinically exempt.

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