Rehabilitation Officer for Visually Impaired

  • Full time
  • £22,667
  • Beechwood House, Inverness
  • Closing 30th October 2020


  • Advertised from 31st August 2020
  • 30 Hours per week. Permanent post.

Role

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.

Application notes

For an application pack phone 01463 233663 / 07769298482, email: brenda.smart@highlandsensory.org.uk or download from the Sight Action website.

Application can be provided in another format if required.

Postal applications also accepted – Please Mark as Private & Confidential to: Client Services Manager, Sight Action, 69-71 Old Perth Road, Inverness IV2 3JH.

Please note – only completed application forms will be accepted. We will not consider CV’s unless you are visually impaired.

The closing date for applications is Friday 14th August 2020. Interview date to be confirmed.

All dates will be strictly adhered to.

COVID-19 considerations

Hand sanitiser will be available, but we would ask that if invited to attend for interview, that you wear gloves and a face mask. Interviews will be held in Inverness.


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