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Habilitation Worker

  • Full time
  • £26,949 – £29,675
  • Glasgow - Hybrid role (working from home and Head Office)
  • Closing 2nd May 2021


  • Advertised from 12th April 2021
  • 35 hours per week. Fixed Term to 31 December 2023.
  • £5,000 relocation lump sum

Role

Visibility Scotland is one of the leading and oldest sight loss charities in Scotland. We pride ourselves on our creativity, innovation and team work! At Visibility Scotland we know you don’t need sight to have vision.

We are delighted to announce an exciting opportunity to join our Children, Young People and Families team! This full-time post is partly funded by the National Lottery Community Fund. Visibility Scotland are seeking to recruit a Qualified Habilitation Specialist or someone who is currently undergoing the Habilitation course to provide a person centred Habilitation service that meets the specific needs of children and young people who live with a visual impairment. The post holder will be expected to build upon existing relationships and forge new partnerships with professionals and other organisations to ensure Visibility Scotland is positively represented at a local and national level.

The post holder will provide multi–disciplinary support to ensure connectivity and access to all services for each service user. The Habilitation programme will provide an innovative tool-kit of strategies that will aim to provide each child or young person with the knowledge and skills to develop their confidence, independence and long term resilience. The key areas that support and training cover are mobility, travel, independent living skills and technology.

Candidates will be expected to have a sound knowledge of visual impairment and how visual impairment and additional disabilities can impact children, young people and their families.

This post will include some evening and weekend working as well as travel across Central Scotland. The successful candidate must be flexible, highly motivated and be able to work as part of a team but also work independently when required.

Please note that the post comes with a £5,000 relocation lump sum and either access to a pool car or a car allowance.

Application notes

Please complete the attached application form and equality monitoring form.

CV’s will not be accepted.

The closing date is Sunday, 2nd May 2021 at midnight. Application forms can be emailed to paul.hanlon@visibilityscotland.org.uk or posted to us at 2 Queens Crescent, Glasgow, G4 9BW.

Interviews are scheduled for week commencing 17th May, 2021.


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