RNIB Scotland
RNIB Scotland

Charity registered in Scotland SC039316

RNIB Scotland is the leading charity working with blind and partially sighted people in Scotland. We are a membership organisation dedicated to delivering services our members need and campaigning for their civil and welfare rights. We support children and adults with sight loss to live full and independent lives.

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Social Care Practitioner

  • Part time
  • £16,426 pro-rata
  • Crosshill & Kirkcaldy, Fife
  • Closing 19th November 2019

Do you have great all round communication skills, enthusiasm and thrive in a busy environment? Do you have a "can do" attitude and want to work with adults who have a learning disability and sight loss? Are you motivated and rewarded by making a positive difference to someone's quality of life?

If so, we have an exciting opportunity for you to be part of the RNIB Scotland Visual Impairment and Learning Disability/Complex Needs Services (VILD). We offer unique, personalised care and support services for people with sight loss and complex needs.

Working with VILD you will learn how to identify hidden sight loss. You will be involved in helping the customer to create their own individual care plan and you will support and encourage development of choice, control and confidence.

This position requires someone with strong values who can provide emotional, social, personal and physical support. You will enable people to develop new skills and participate in activities of their choice including, baking, sensory interaction, walking, music, art, and other various outings.

Applicants must be aged 21 or over and a driver. It is essential that you are able to travel throughout the area/region in a timely fashion to fulfil customer and service requirements. If using your own car, a full clean driving licence with business insurance will be required. This is to comply with RNIB insurers’ requirements.

In return, we can offer an attractive benefits package including a contributory pension scheme, paid annual leave (pro rata) plus public holidays. You will also benefit from a wide range of specialist induction training and have the possibility of commencing SVQ 3 following an initial year contract.

We will try to offer a contract with the number of hours that you need, so at your interview feel free to talk about what would work for you. There are no guarantees, however, it may open the door to a new role.


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