The Orientation and Mobility Specialist helps people with sight loss to live the life they choose by delivering orientation and mobility services which support Guide Dogs strategic objectives and promote independence and choice to people who are blind and partially sighted. Through personalisation, the OMSp will provide specialist holistic assessment of customer needs that will improve their wellbeing.
This role is 9am to 5pm, Monday to Friday, 35 hours per week, with 26 days paid holiday (excluding bank holidays) a year.
We offer a generous pension scheme, life assurance and enhanced pay for parenting and sickness leave. In addition, we provide an Employee Assistance Programme, flexible benefits package and discounts and cashback scheme to care for our people.
More details about this role, the Organisation and the recruitment process can be found in the attached candidate pack and job description.
We reserve the right to close adverts earlier than the closing date.
Guide Dogs welcomes applications from all sections of the community and actively encourages diversity to maximise achievements, creativity and good practice. We positively welcome and seek to ensure we achieve diversity in our workforce and that all job applicants and employees receive equal and fair treatment, regardless of age, race, gender, religion, sexual orientation, disability or nationality. We encourage applications from people with disabilities as they are currently under-represented in the organisation and guarantee an invitation to interview for all applicants with disabilities who demonstrate, within their application form, sufficient evidence to meet the essential criteria for the job.
Guide Dogs is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all children, young people and adults at risk of harm with whom we work. We expect all our employees and volunteers to fully share this commitment.
To be able to fulfil this role, the skills and experience we are looking for in a potential candidate include;
· Qualification as either a Mobility Instructor or Rehabilitation Worker e.g. Dip HE Rehabilitation Studies or equivalent.
· Evidence of continued professional development to maintain current knowledge and experience within the field.
· Experience of working with people who are blind and partially sighted.
· Ability to liaise effectively with other professionals / agencies. Assessment and planning skills.
· Excellent problem solver.
· Proven skills and approaches to work with people who have additional needs.
· Good organisation and report writing skills and a commitment to Health & Safety at work.
· Qualified teacher of visual impairment with a recognised mobility qualification.
· Training in person-centred approach.
· Has experience of working with people with complex needs. Has experience of working with volunteers.
If you are successful you will need to provide evidence of your right to work in the UK. We cannot provide sponsorship for this role.
For further information and to apply please visit our website
Closing date 13/02/2022