Please note: The closing date for this vacancy has passed, and we are no longer accepting applications.
- Location Leicester, LE1
- Hours 18.5 hrs per week
- Pay £14,435.00 per annum
- Closing date: 2 Aug 2019, 11:59 p.m.
Who we are looking for;
Officer you will respond to referrals received and will be responsible for carrying
and maintaining a manageable caseload. This will consist of initial contact
visits following receipt of the Certificate of Visual Impairment (CVI) as well
as referrals from Special Needs Teaching Services, Social Services or other
agencies where a more intensive package of rehabilitation is required.
to the Director of Community Services your primary objectives will be;
reablement assessments in the service user’s home and use these to design and
implement comprehensive reablement programmes for visually impaired adults and
Able to teach
a wide range of skills including, communication skills, braille, IT and audio
equipment as well as range of indoor and outdoor mobility and independence
people with a sight loss with sighted guide techniques, pre cane skills, long
cane skills, orientation, independent use of public transport, the use of
navigation technology and other mobility aids as well as assessing the need for
equipment that will enable people with a sight loss to retain skills and
comprehensive range of Short Term and Long Term focused reablement programmes
for people with a sight loss which have clear timescales and outcomes whilst
maximising opportunities to enhance social skills, self-confidence and
tight deadlines is important to those we support whilst maintaining
comprehensive written case records you will be able to work on your own
initiative, and as part of a team, ensuring we meet the requirements of our
Service Level Agreements.
· Recognised Habilitation Officer Qualification for Visual Impairment
· Experience of working with children/young people and/or adults with disabilities
· Good interpersonal skills
· Able to adapt to change
and creative approach
We offer excellent health benefits, a defined contribution pension scheme and access to an employee assistance programme.
Working for Vista
means you will be working for one of the oldest and largest local charities in
Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland, working with people with sight loss and
Closing Date: Friday 2nd August 2019 - Midnight
Interview Date: Tuesday 13th August 2019
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.