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Habilitation VI UK has issued Guidance on measuring long canes

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St Clere’s School

St Clere’s School

Butts Lane



SS17 0NW


Habilitation Officer – Required Summer Term 2018

Band 6 (Actual Salary Range £24,147 to £31,515) depending on qualifications and experience

37 hours per week – Full-Time (52.14 weeks per year)


Thurrock Sensory Service is looking for an enthusiastic, skilled and committed Habilitation Specialist to join our successful team within the Sensory Service, supporting children and young people with visual impairment across the borough.


This is an opportunity to work with a committed team which supports children with visual impairment through Primary and Secondary Resources and outreach, to families and settings.

Your role will be to work in the Sensory Service supporting the habilitation needs of children and young people with a visual impairment. You will develop individually tailored programmes and training based on the identified needs of children and young people 0 – 25 years. You will ensure positive transitions from home into all settings including into adult services as appropriate. You will work in home, school and public settings with children, their families and a range of professionals.

The successful candidate must have:

  • Nationally recognised qualification in Habilitation training for children and young people with a visual impairment.
  • GCSE English and Maths grade C and above.


Prospective candidates are encouraged to visit the school by prior arrangement. Please contact Mrs Ablin on 01375 641001 to arrange a visit.


Closing date:             14th March 2018

Shortlisting date:      From 15th March 2018

Interview date:           Week commencing 19th March 2018


Application forms available from Mrs Marie Poole, HR Officer

Email                 Tel 01375 648962


St Clere’s Co-operative Academy Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.  All appointments will be subject to an enhanced CRB check, medical clearance and satisfactory references.


Habilitation Specialist  NOTE NEW  CLOSING DATE!

Working Hours: 37     Location: Westbury-on-Trym, Bristol.     Start date: tbc

Department: People

Job Type: Social Care – Children

Working Hours: 37 (full time)

Employment Type: Permanent

Salary: BG10 £26,822-30,153

DBS: DBS enhanced

Closing Date: 15th February

Job Ref: 2056

Start date:

We are looking for an enthusiastic Habilitation specialist to join our Service. This is an exciting opportunity to work in a well-established service with a commitment to quality improvement. This post involves providing Habilitation to children and young people in Bristol and South Glos, providing advice and training to their parents/carers and a range of professionals involved. This includes working across educational settings, homes and in the community in a range of locations across the 2 local authorities.

Qualification in Habilitation (Children and Young People) or equivalent and a commitment to on-going professional development is required.

Do contact us if you would like further information. Tel. 0117 903 8442

Please ask for Nathan Meager, Joao Roe or Sue Rogers

Application forms, the job description and employee/person specification are available electronically via the Bristol City Council website:

Dr Joao Roe

Head of Service – QTVI

Sensory Support Service

Elmfield House, Greystoke Av.


Bristol BS10 6AY

0117 9038441

07557 202045


Mobility and Habilitation Officer

Leeds City Council, Sensory Service Visual Impairment Team

Full Time       Permanent

Salary:    £28,485 – £30,153

Start date: April 2018 or as soon afterwards as possible

Closing date:   Closing date: 16th March 2018   11.30pm  New closing Date


We are seeking to appoint a qualified and experienced Mobility and Habilitation Officer to work with young people with visual impairment, including those with additional needs, across the city, promoting and developing independent travel and life skills and preparing them for adulthood. A thorough understanding of the impact of visual impairment is essential, along with high expectations of children and young people with visual impairment. Experience of working with CYP across the age range, including Early Years, is desirable. You will work closely with families and settings and work will be carried out in a range of environments, including homes, education settings and the wider community.

You will have experience in assessing mobility and habilitation needs, delivering teaching and training programmes and monitoring progress.  You will have the skills to further develop mobility and habilitation provision for CYP with visual impairment across the city.

You must possess (or be near to completion of) the ‘Graduate Diploma in Habilitation and Disabilities of Sight (Children and Young People)’ or equivalent qualification OR be a qualified Rehabilitation Worker with experience of working with CYP and willing to undertake the ‘Habilitation Work – Working with Children and Young People’ Top Up Degree – BSc (Hons)


This post is subject to an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check.


For further information or an informal discussion, please contact Catherine White, City lead Teacher of the Visually Impaired, on 0113 3785296 / 07891 270445 or email



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 Our Next Conference takes place on 7th March 2018 at the Ricoh Arena Community Space.