Sight Action is a registered charity supporting visually impaired people throughout the Highlands and Western Isles.
Are you looking for a change? Why not take this exciting opportunity, join our team, and come work in the beautiful rural regions of the Highlands?
We are currently looking to recruit a Rehabilitation Officer based in Inverness.
As a Rehabilitation Officer you will need a Foundation degree or Diploma in Rehabilitation Studies and be able to offer professional advice and support to blind/partially sighted people, their families, carers and to other agencies. You will have proven experience in the field of visual impairment. Ideally, you will also have some experience of working with people with hearing loss.
You will, following consultation with the service user, be able to carry out specialist assessments, plan, prepare and deliver individual care plans and training, towards agreed and achievable outcomes, that will enable them to live as independently and safely as possible.. This will include mobility, independent living skills and training in specialist equipment including low vision aids and to aid social inclusion.
Excellent communication skills and experience of working with other agencies are essential aspects of the role.
I.T skills are important as is the ability to produce accurate and timeous reports.
This is an essential drivers post.
Disabled applicants who meet the minimum criteria will be interviewed.
The Supported Housing Worker role requires assisting in the management of the development thus ensuring the tenants are able to enjoy an acceptable standard of living in an environment which is clean, safe and friendly. You will be responsible for overseeing the wellbeing of the tenants and for assisting them in maintaining their independence.
As housing care worker your role will involve working with our tenants to ensure they receive the support and personal care identified in their care plans. You will directly support tenants in their homes by providing individual advice, practical housing support assistance and personal care.
Both roles are to ensure that we are able to offer the best service to our tenants and make it possible for our tenants to continue enjoying as much independent living as they’re able.
As well as a competitive annual salary, our valued team also benefits from:
We also have opportunities with our Trust Staff Agency - for employees who want to work across different locations, in various roles, with highly flexible hours to suit family commitments - it's a great opportunity with the same training and development that our other roles benefit from.
Previous experience working in social care or the housing sector would be an advantage but this is not always necessary. Our ideal candidate is someone with enthusiasm, a caring nature and willingness to learn as full training, support and ongoing development will be provided.