Habilitation/Rehabilitation Officer


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;

As Habilitation/Rehabilitation 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.

Reporting to the Director of Community Services your primary objectives will be;

·        Carry out reablement assessments in the service user’s home and use these to design and implement comprehensive reablement programmes for visually impaired adults and young people. 

·        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 skills. 

·        Support 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 independence.  

·        Develop a 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 independence.

Meeting 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.

Key Attributes;

·        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

·        Persuasive/Encouraging

·        A ‘can-do’ 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 their families.

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.

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