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Vacancies

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New  Vacancy

Merton Vision

Registered Charity Number 1075388

Company Number 3758661

 

 

Habilitation Officer

 

Salary: Negotiable depending on qualifications and experience.

 

Hours: 7 hours per week (flexible).

 

MertonVision 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 of Merton.

 

This is an opportunity to work with a committed team that 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 other professionals.

 

The successful candidate must have:

Nationally recognised qualification in Habilitation training for children and young people with a visual impairment.

 

Closing date:    Friday 31 August 2018

Interviews week commencing 10 September 2018

 

To receive further information and an application form please contact the Office Manager, MertonVision, The Guardian Centre, 67 Clarendon Road, Colliers Wood, SW19 2DX

Tel: 020 8540 5446

Email: info@mertonvision.org.uk

 

 

      Specialist Rehabilitation Officer – VI

 

Location                               Based at Henshaws Specialist College, Harrogate but will work and travel across all of our sites in the Yorkshire region including residential community houses, arts and crafts centre and Bradford Centre.

Salary                                    £14.14 per hour, £25 734.80 per annum

Hours per Week                  35 per week

Annual Leave                      25 days holiday plus 10 days statutory holidays.

 

Henshaws is a charity that supports people living with sight loss and a range of other disabilities to achieve their ambitions and go beyond expectations. We aim to is enable people with sight loss and people with other disabilities to build the skills and independence they need to achieve the future they want

 

To maintain and uphold these values, we are looking to appoint a Specialist Rehabilitation Officer, to work as part of a team delivering a high quality rehabilitation service including assessments, orientation and mobility, living skills and communication training.

 

The Sensory team is an innovative service who sits within the wider Therapy Education and Sensory Support team (TESS). Our main objective is to identify, design, deliver and evaluate professional rehabilitation interventions to visually impaired people of various ages, to enhance their skills and confidence to maximise their independence.

 

The successful candidate will possess:

  • Honours Degree or Dip. H.E / Foundation Degree in Rehabilitation Studies (Visual Impairment) or equivalent rehabilitation qualification, or Mobility Officer’s Certificate AND Technical Officer’s Certificate
  • Knowledge and skills in assessment and training of orientation and mobility, communication and independent living skills
  • Experience of working with visually impaired people in a rehabilitation/habilitation setting
  • Experience in teaching Braille and Moon
  • Willingness to be flexible and adaptive

We work across a number of sites including the Arts and Crafts Centre, Housing & Support and college. It would be advantageous to possess previous experience supporting people with learning disabilities and knowledge of accessible technology and adapted resources. However, full training will be provided.

If you are interested in this role, please refer to the job description and person specification for a full overview of the requirements.

The closing date for applications is Tuesday 10th July at 12 noon. 

For further information, go to www.henshaws.org.uk and follow the job links.

The post holder will be subject to a DBS check prior to the commencement of employment at Henshaws. Please review the job description for further details. We welcome applications from all sections of the community.

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     Specialist Rehabilitation Officer – Mobility

 

Location                               Based at Henshaws Specialist College, Harrogate but will work and travel across all of our sites in the Yorkshire region including residential community houses, arts and crafts centre and Bradford Centre.

Salary                                    £14.14 per hour, £20587.84 per annum

Hours per Week                  28 per week

Annual Leave                      25 days holiday plus 10 days statutory holidays.

 

Henshaws is a charity that supports people living with sight loss and a range of other disabilities to achieve their ambitions and go beyond expectations. We aim to is enable people with sight loss and people with other disabilities to build the skills and independence they need to achieve the future they want

To maintain and uphold these values, we are looking to appoint a Specialist Rehabilitation Officer, to work as part of a team delivering a high quality rehabilitation service including assessments, orientation and mobility, living skills and communication training.

The Sensory team is an innovative service who sits within the wider Therapy Education and Sensory Support team (TESS). Our main objective is to identify, design, deliver and evaluate professional rehabilitation interventions to visually impaired people of various ages, to enhance their skills and confidence to maximise their independence.

The successful candidate will possess:

  • Honours Degree or Dip. H.E / Foundation Degree in Rehabilitation Studies (Visual Impairment/Mobility) or equivalent rehabilitation qualification, or Mobility Officer’s Certificate AND Technical Officer’s Certificate
  • Knowledge and skills in assessment and training of orientation and mobility, communication and independent living skills
  • Experience of working with visually impaired people in a rehabilitation/habilitation setting
  • Experience in teaching Braille and Moon
  • Willingness to be flexible and adaptive

We work across a number of sites including the Arts and Crafts Centre, Housing & Support and college. It would be advantageous to possess previous experience supporting people with learning disabilities and knowledge of accessible technology and adapted resources. However, full training will be provided.

If you are interested in this role, please refer to the job description and person specification for a full overview of the requirements.

The closing date for applications is Friday 13th July at 12 noon.

For further information, go to www.henshaws.org.uk and follow the job links.

The post holder will be subject to a DBS check prior to the commencement of employment at Henshaws. Please review the job description for further details. We welcome applications from all sections of the community.

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St Clere’s School

St Clere’s School

Butts Lane, Stanford-le-Hope

Essex   SS17 0NW

Thurrock Sensory Service for Children and Young People with Vision Impairment

Habilitation Officer or Trainee Habilitation Officer

Required Summer Term 2018

Habilitation Officer – Band 6 (Actual Salary Range £22,107 to £32,145)  

OR

Trainee Habilitation Officer– Band 5 (Actual Salary Range £19,078 to £24,154)

37 hours per week – weeks per year negotiable

 

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.

 

OR

Full training will be provided to those interested in becoming a Habilitation Officer who have:

  • A degree qualification
  • 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 or to discuss the role further.

Closing date:                         28th June 2018

Shortlisting date:      From 29th June 2018

Interview date:           Week commencing 9th July 2018

 

Application forms available from Mrs Marie Poole, HR Officer,

Email m.poole.scs@stcleres.coop or Telephone 01375 648962

 

Osborne 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.

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The role

We are looking to appoint a qualified and experienced Mobility and Habilitation Specialist to work with children and young people with visual impairment, including those with additional needs, 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. As well as liaising with Teachers for CYP with VI, you will work closely with families, settings and other professionals in a range of environments, including homes, education settings and the wider community.

This is an exciting opportunity for a Habilitation Specialist to work with an enthusiastic and dynamic team of specialist teachers. You will be joining the central, peripatetic, Sensory Teachers Team working with children and young people (0 – 25 years) and their families in a variety of settings.  The Sensory Teachers Team is based in Kaleidoscope, a multi-disciplinary centre providing a comprehensive, integrated specialist service for children and young people in Lewisham with educational, health and social needs.

Location

Kaleidoscope, Rushey Green.

What we’re looking for

You will be a highly motivated and enthusiastic person with good interpersonal skills and ability to work independently as well as part of a team. You will be committed to the development of the service and in working collaboratively with parents and other professionals to facilitate access to education and community activities for CYP with Vision impairment. 

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).

Flexible working patterns will be considered (e.g. term time only)

In return, we’ll offer excellent development opportunities, plus a range of benefits that includes a career average pension scheme, flexible working and the opportunity to make a real difference to our local community.

Salary details

£38,766 – £40,653 pa (PO3)

Further information

For an informal conversation regarding this post please contact Marion Ball, Teacher for CYP with Vision Impairment on 020 7138 1346 (Mon-Wed)

Lewisham Borough Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share in this commitment.

This post is subject to a DBS check.

For a full job description and person specification, please see attachments to the right of this advert under the Related Information section.  https://lewisham.taleo.net/careersection/jobdetail.ftl?job=1800001T&lang=en 

Closing date

Sunday 1 July 2018 at 11:59pm.

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