Being a Social Care Practitioner offers a rewarding career opportunity where you will be making a positive difference to people’s quality of life. Using your all-round communication skills, enthusiasm and “can do” attitude you will enable adults with learning disabilities and sight loss to live fulfilling lives and develop new skills, participating in varied activities of their choice, such as baking, sensory interaction, walking, music, art, and other various outings.
RNIB Scotland Visual Impairment and Learning Disability/Complex Needs Services (VILD) every day makes a difference to quality of life for people with a learning disability, sight loss and hidden sight loss. People with a learning disability are 10 times more likely to have serious sight loss than other people and those with severe or profound learning disabilities are most likely to have sight loss which hasn't been diagnosed. Many people think that the person they care for can see perfectly well but often this is not the case.
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.
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 initial year contract.
Appointment is subject to membership of the Protecting Vulnerable Groups Scheme (PVG Scheme) and appropriate references.
For further details and to apply please click the apply button.
Closing date for applications: 6 August 2021.
We’re the Royal National Institute of Blind People (RNIB Group) and we’re here for everyone affected by sight loss. Working for us means working for one of the UK’s biggest charities, supporting almost two million people living with sight loss in the UK.