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Future Conferences or other events will be listed here.

Events

 Our Last Conference took place 6th March 2019 at Touchbase Pears in Birmingham. Minutes and presentations will be posted shortly.

 

6 March 2019 Conference Agendaremember, it’s at Touchbase Pears, not Ricoh Arena

 

Arrival 9.00 coffee and tea, registration

9.45 Welcome to the conference  & introduction to your new Chair

10.00 Sarah Holton, Assistant UK Specialist Lead (Children, Young People and Families), RNIB – Building blocks and stumbling blocks – the importance of play for children with VI

It is widely accepted that play is important for all children, all the more for pupils learning and growing up with a vision impairment. We will look at the particular reasons why play is essential for children with VI, why vision impairment might present particular issues in being able to play and how we might overcome them. We will also discuss the role of movement in play, and the role for Habilitation as a key input.

11.00 Break

11.15   Debbie Miller, Life and Career Coach –

3 simple steps to being personally responsible and achieving your goals.

An insightful guide through smart, effective coaching techniques for testing your level of responsibility for everything in your lives and everything that is to come.

Debbie is herself visually impaired and works as a coach to encourage visually impaired young people and adults to develop their own strategies for self-accountability and how to bounce back after setbacks in education, employment and life.

12.15   Buffet Lunch, exhibition by British Blind Sport with details of events  and optional tour of Touchbase

1.15 – 2.30   Liz Gabriel-Cole, SENSE – communication with dual sensory impaired children and young people and the emotional implications of dual sensory loss

Liz will give us an insight into strategies for working and communicating with children and young people with hearing and visual impairment, and will share case studies to illustrate her talk.

2.30 HabVIUK Meeting

3.00 AOB

3.30 close

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Membership is currently £35 and is due now.  Conference costs £25 for members and £50 for non members.  This conference counts towards your CPD requirements.

Space at Touchbase Pears is limited and food is being provided at this conference, therefore Participants MUST book places beforehand and the closing date for bookings is 22 February.  Please book  via email to secretary@habilitationviuk.org.uk

Please include any dietary requirements

Find us  on facebook,  twitter and the web  www.habilitationviuk.org.uk

 

The address of Touchbase Pears is 750 Bristol Rd, Birmingham B29 6NA.  It is right next to Selly Oak train station and looks like this:

 

Approaching from city centre – turn left at lights immediately after Vauxhall garage

 

Train travel is a great option as Selly Oak station can easily be reached from Birmingham New Street station – trains are about every 15 minutes and it takes approximately 12 minutes.

If travelling by car, look for the Vauxhall garage just past Touchbase on left (if travelling from city centre) or just before on right (if travelling from M5) and turn down the small side road along the side of Vauxhall – it is at a crossroads with traffic lights so take filter lane if turning right.

Filter lane if approaching from M5 along Bristol Road

After turning, take first left down Selly Wharf and follow road round to car park barrier.  Say you are there for the conference and it should lift for you.

If parking is full, there is limited parking on the side streets around or there is a charged car park on Lottie Road – come out of Selly Wharf, turn left, then right into Winnie Road (Lottie Road is actually first road, but is one way) and then right at end and right into Lottie Road.  Car park is on left – £2.80 for 24 hours.

See more about Touchbase Pears here  

TouchBase Pears
750 Bristol Road
Selly Oak, Birmingham
B29 6NA

 

You can find Habilitation VIUK on facebook

Did you know Habviuk has a closed members facebook page? Find us on

https://www.facebook.com/groups/habilitationviuk/

We also have a strong range of Pinterest Boards images pinterest https://in.pinterest.com/habilitationv/

We would welcome your contributions on both these.

 

 

News will appear regularly on our facebook page and on our twitter feed. Some items,  that you may wish to refer back to will appear here or in resources.

Habilitation VI UK has issued Guidance on measuring long canes

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Vacancies

Follow the links to latest vacancies

or email media@habilitationviuk.org.uk if you have a post to advertise.  we do now make a small charge to cover admin costs.

New Vacancies

Habilitation Specialist

Leeds City Council, Sensory Service Visual Impairment Team

Permanent Term time only (39 weeks) plus 10 days

Salary: £29055 – £30,756 pro rata

Start date: September 2019

Closing date: 22nd April 2019 11.30pm

We are looking to appoint a Habilitation Specialist who has a thorough understanding of the impact of visual impairment (VI), and who has high expectations of CYP with VI, including those with additional needs. You will work with CYP to promote and develop their independent travel and life skills and prepare them for adulthood, and you need to have substantial relevant work experience in this field. You will also work closely with families and settings in order to build their capacity to support CYP by developing and reinforcing essential independence skills. Work will be carried out in a range of environments, including homes, settings and the wider community, so the ability to travel around the authority as required is essential, as is the ability to work independently and manage time effectively.

Excellent teamwork skills are essential and you will be required to work collaboratively with visual impairment team colleagues and with other professionals. You will be keen to further develop effective habilitation provision within the authority.

You will hold the Graduate Diploma in Habilitation and Disabilities of Sight (Children and Young People) or equivalent qualification

OR

have substantial experience in supporting the development of mobility and independence skills in CYP with VI, together with a commitment to undertake the Graduate Diploma (above).Unqualified applicants should ensure that they meet the entry requirements for the Graduate Diploma course ie First degree or a minimum qualification equivalent to QCF Level 4 plus extensive relevant work experience.

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)

Leeds City Council is committed to the safeguarding of children and this post is subject to an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check. Visit www.leeds.gov.uk/jobs

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 catherine.white@leeds.gov.uk

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     Liverpool City Council

 Habilitation Officer JOB DESCRIPTION 

 

DIRECTORATE: CHILDREN AND YOUNG PEOPLE
DIVISION: Sensory Support Service
JOB TITLE: Habilitation Officer/ Mobility Officer for Children with Visual Impairment
 GRADE: Grade 5 SCP 25-30
SALARY RANGE: £23,111 to £27,358
POST NO:  
LOCATION: Sensory Service Parklands Customer Focus Centre
PRIMARY PURPOSE OF THE JOB: To assist in the support and inclusion of visually impaired pupils within the home and a variety of education settings.
DIRECTLY RESPONSIBLE TO: Sensory Service Operational Leader, Teachers of the Visually Impaired
DIRECTLY RESPONSIBLE

FOR:

Delivery of mobility to visually impaired children
THIS POST IS SUBJECT TO DISCLOSURE Enhanced
 

MAIN AREAS OF RESPONSIBILITY:

Delivery of Habilitation Training (Mobility and Independent Living

Skills) to Children and Young People with Visual Impairment.

Deliver visual awareness training in schools and to other agencies.

Supporting the Pupil

  • Carry out environmental audit of schools and homes.
  • Support children in developing mobility and independence skills appropriate to their age and stage of development
  • To deliver INSET and awareness training specific to the needs of those working with individual visually impaired learners or groups of VI children.
  • Teach daily living skills
  • Teach communication skills
  • Advise on use of leisure time
  • Assess child for appropriate low vision aids and provide relevant training
  • Maintaining pupil records
  • Monitoring progress as appropriate
  • Writing & implementing appropriate support plans for each child on the caseload
  • Liaising closely with advisory teachers for the visually impaired so that mobility and education support is effectively co-ordinated
  • Work in multi-agency approach as part of the team around the child/school
  • Assess and provide appropriate equipment
  • Deliver support in Person Centred Planning Framework
  • Working with parents/carers of pre-school visually impaired children to develop pre-mobility skills

 

Develop the City Council’s commitment to equal opportunities and to promote non-discriminatory practices in all aspects of work undertaken

It must be understood that every employee has a responsibility to ensure that their work complies with all statutory requirements with Standing Orders and Financial Regulations of the

City Council and to ensure that all work functions are undertaken in accordance with health and safety legislation, codes of practice and the City Council’s safety plan.

This job description is not intended to be either prescriptive or exhaustive. It is issued as a framework to outline the main areas of responsibility.

For further information please contact:

Yohann Lespagnol

Operational Leader (VI) Sensory Service/ Liverpool City Council

T: 0151 233 5970 M: 07860277632 E: Yohann.Lespagnol@Liverpool.gov.uk

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Mobility/ Habilitation Specialist

Exhall Grange, Warwickshire

Salary: £ 21,448 p.a. (Full time equivalent salary £ 25,463 p.a. pro rata)

Part-time: 32.5 hours per week, term-time plus 5 training days plus
two weeks during the holidays

We are looking for an enthusiastic Mobility/Habilitation officer to
work both within Exhall Grange and out supporting the children of
Warwickshire on the Vision Support Service (VSS) caseload. The purpose
of the role is to provide mobility skills for children with visual
impairments at Exhall Grange, and those on the VSS caseload from birth
to 19 years in homes, early years’ settings and schools.  The
successful candidate will need to have their own transport, business
insurance and be able to travel countywide. This post attracts 11
weeks holiday.

The VSS is managed by Exhall Grange Specialist School on behalf of the
Local Authority.  You will be part of an enthusiastic and growing team
that is highly motivated to establish an excellent service across
Warwickshire for all pupils with a visual impairment.

Exhall Grange Specialist School is a maintained Community Special
School for children aged 2-19.  We are a designated school for visual
impairment but also cater for children with physical disabilities,
complex medical needs, communication, learning difficulties and,
increasingly, children on the autistic spectrum.  Exhall Grange offers
the full curriculum, which is differentiated according to need. Access
to the curriculum is provided through small groups, specialist
teaching and adapted resources.

For further details of the role, please see the job description.  An
enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service will be required for both
children and adults, which will be arranged.

Closing time/date:  9.00 am on Monday 4 March 2019 Interview date:
Wednesday 6 March 2019 at Exhall Grange Specialist School For an
application pack for the above post, please contact Petra Kane by
email: head7000@welearn365.com Tel. 024 7636 4200

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Registered Charity Number 1075388

Company Number 3758661

Habilitation Officer

Salary: £24,147 to £32,000) 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 Boroughof Merton.

This is an opportunity to work with a committed team thatsupports 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 08 March 2019

Interviews week commencing 11 March 2019 

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

Tel: 020 8540 5446

Email: info@mertonvision.org.uk

www.mertonvision.org.uk

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Mobility/Habilitation Officer

Leeds City Council, Sensory Service Visual Impairment Team

Full Time       Permanent

Salary:    £29055 – £30,756

Start date: April 2019 or as soon afterwards as possible

Closing date:    30th January 2019 11.30pm

 

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 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)

 

Leeds City Council is committed to the safeguarding of children and this post is subject to an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check.

Visit www.leeds.gov.uk/jobs

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 catherine.white@leeds.gov.uk

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Family Support Worker

Salary: £15,333 p.a. (Full time equivalent salary £24,000 p.a. pro rata)

Part-time: 23 hours per week, mileage to be paid at 40p per mile

 

We are Sight for Surrey – an ambitious charity offering a lifetime of support to people who are blind or partially sighted, Deaf, deafblind or hard of hearing.  Our mission is to support people to overcome their day-to-day challenges, achieve their potential and lead an independent life.  Established in 1922, we are a countywide charity based in Fetcham, near Leatherhead.

 

Following a successful grant from the National Lottery, Sight for Surrey (SFS) Children & Young People’s (CYPs) team is seeking to appoint a Family Support Worker.  The CYPs team is multi-disciplinary and seeks to work imaginatively to meet the needs of the children, young people and their families. As this is a new post, the successful applicant will be responsible for developing this role. We have funding for an initial three years with the intention of continuing the service funding permitting.

 

The successful candidate will be required to work during weekends when we are running activities/events to support the children, young people and their families.  They will set up a parent-led support group that will meet at least three times a year, the aim of which is to give parents the opportunity to meet outside of the recreation activities, voice their opinions and ensure our service is needs led and inclusive for all.  They will also need to be able to offer home visits as appropriate, counselling/emotional support (as appropriate) to parents and young people as they come to terms with their vision impairment/multi-sensory impairment.  They will act as a point of contact for the child/young person and their family to offer support, information and guidance and referral route to appropriate services.

 

For further details of the role please see the job description.  An enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service will be required which will be arranged.

Closing date:  14th January 2019

Interview date:  24th January 2019

For an application pack for the above post, please contact Sandra Chenery by email: schenery@sightforsurrey.org.uk, Tel. 01372 869962, Fax: 01372 360767.   Alternatively you may download the forms and job description from Sight for Surrey website: https://www.sightforsurrey.org.uk/about-us/work-us/

 

Please send your completed application form, equal opportunities form and signed GDPR Privacy Notice to Sandra Chenery, email address as above or by post to Sight for Surrey, Rentwood, School Lane, Fetcham, Surrey  KT22 9JX.

 

Sight for Surrey is an equal opportunities employer and accredited as Disability Confident.

 

Website:  www.sightforsurrey.org.uk
Registered Charity No: 1121949, Company No: 06309405

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Senior Habilitation Specialist

Salary: £30,000 per annum

Full-time: 36 hours per week, mileage to be paid at 40p per mile

 

We are Sight for Surrey – an ambitious charity offering a lifetime of support to people who are blind or partially sighted, Deaf, deafblind or hard of hearing.  Our mission is to support people to overcome their day-to-day challenges, achieve their potential and lead an independent life.  Established in 1922, we are a countywide charity based in Fetcham, near Leatherhead.

 

Following successful grant applications from the National Lottery and Children in Need, Sight for Surrey are pleased to announce they will be expanding their Children & Young People’s Service.

 

We are seeking to recruit a Senior Habilitation Specialist who will supervise and support a small team of Habilitation Specialists to co-ordinate all aspects of the provision of Habilitation (Mobility and Independent Living) training for Children and Young People who are vision impaired or have a multi-sensory impairment.  The post holder will also have responsibility for assessing and delivering mobility and other independent living skills of children on their own case list.  The children/young people will be aged 0-25 years and living within the county of Surrey or who attend a Local Authority Surrey school with a VI unit.

 

The post holder will need to have a Specialist Graduate Diploma in Habilitation and Disabilities of Sight (Children and Young People) or equivalent qualification which specifically meets all the learning outcomes arising from the ‘Quality Standards’ and have been qualified for a minimum of three years.  For further details of the role please see the job description.  An enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service will be required which will be arranged.

 

Closing date:  14th January 2019

Interview date:  24th January 2019

For an application pack for the above post, please contact Sandra Chenery by email: schenery@sightforsurrey.org.uk, Tel. 01372 869962, Fax: 01372 360767.   Alternatively you may download the forms and job description from Sight for Surrey website: https://www.sightforsurrey.org.uk/about-us/work-us/

 

Please send your completed application form, equal opportunities form and signed GDPR Privacy Notice to Sandra Chenery, email address as above or by post to Sight for Surrey, Rentwood, School Lane, Fetcham, Surrey  KT22 9JX.

 

Sight for Surrey is an equal opportunities employer and accredited as Disability Confident.

 

Website:  www.sightforsurrey.org.uk
Registered Charity No: 1121949, Company No: 06309405

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Habilitation Specialist

Working Hours: 37   Location: Westbury-on-Trym, Bristol   Start Date: as soon as possible

Directorate People

Job Type Social Care – Children

Working Hours Full Time

Employment Type Permanent

Location Elmfield House

Pay Grade BG10

Salary £27,358 – £30,756

DBS DBS enhanced

Closing Date 21st January 2019

We are looking for a Habilitation Specialist to join the Sensory Support Service based in Bristol. We are a well-established service with a commitment to promote positive outcomes to all children and young people with sensory impairment. You will be providing Habilitation to children and young people in Bristol and South Gloucestershire, 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 two local authorities.

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

If you would like further information please contact: 0117 903 8442 Please ask for Nathan Meager, or João Roe 07557 202045.

For more information or to apply on-line, please click on the following link:  https://jobs.bristol.gov.uk

 

Mobility and Habilitation Officer

 

Hours: 20 hours per week, 41 weeks per year

Grade/SCP: SRS Band 2

Salary: £23,866 – £27,358 (full time equivalent – actual salary will be pro-rated for

 

part-time and term time hours.)

Qualified candidates can expect to achieve the high end of the band

 

Contract: Permanent

Location: Saint Benedict Catholic Voluntary Academy

 

Duffield Road, Darley Abbey, Derby, DE22 1JDh

http://saintben.derby.sch.uk/content/.uk/content

 

Start Date: As soon as possible

An exciting and rare opportunity has arisen for a committed individual to join The Enhanced Resource Base at Saint Benedict Catholic Voluntary Academy, part of the St Ralph Sherwin Catholic Multi Academy Trust.

We are looking to appoint a qualified and experienced Mobility and Habilitation Officer or an appropriately experienced candidate willing to undertake the ‘Graduate Diploma in Habilitation and Disabilities of Sight (Children and Young People)’ or equivalent qualification, to work with young people with visual impairment; promoting and developing independent travel and life skills and preparing them for adulthood, empowering these students to be independent.

Saint Benedict Catholic Voluntary Academy is a mainstream Secondary School with an Enhanced Resource Base which supports students with a vision impairment and/or physical disability to access mainstream education. As part of this role, work would also be carried out at the Markeaton Primary School Enhanced Resource Base for children with Vision Impairment and Central Nursery in Derby.

About you:

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 settings.

A thorough understanding of the impact of visual impairment is essential, along with high expectations of children and young people with visual impairment. 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 work with very young children through to teenagers.

You must possess (or be willing to undertake) the ‘Graduate Diploma in Habilitation and Disabilities of Sight (Children and Young People)’ or equivalent qualification to be considered as a qualified candidate.

We will also consider candidates that are qualified Rehabilitation Workers 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 role will be part of the Enhanced Resource Base at Saint Benedict and contribute to the Resource based Provision in Derby that serves both Derby and Derbyshire children and young people.

For an informal discussion about the role please contact Tessa Astill Director of Learning ERB Saint Benedict CVA on 01332 557032.

This post is subject to an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check. All candidates are advised to read the attached job information pack prior to making an application.

Closing date: Monday 10th December 2018 at 5pm

Interviews: As soon as possible after the closing date

How to apply

For more information, an application pack and to apply please visit https://srscmat.co.uk/vacancies  or email vacancies@srscmat.co.uk.

The St Ralph Sherwin Catholic Multi Academy Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. This post is subject to satisfactory references, an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check, medical check, evidence of qualifications plus verification of the right to work in the UK.

The Trust will endeavor to make any necessary reasonable adjustments to the job and the working environment to enable access to employment opportunities for disabled job applicants or continued employment for any employee who develops a disabling condition.

You do not need to be a Catholic to work in our Trust. There are certain reserved positions, which require someone to be Catholic, i.e. CEO, Headteacher, Deputy Headteacher, Subject Leader/Head of RE and Lay Chaplain but other than that a respect for our ethos and a willingness to participate in what we do is all that is required.

Ref: SRSSTBENMOBILITY1118

 

Click here to read full pdf

 

GUIDE DOGS   Vacancy Details

 

Contract Type: Permanent

Location: Bristol Mobility Team

Hours: 35 per week

Interview dates: 18th December

Closing date for applications: 25th November

 

We cannot provide sponsorship for international workers for this role.

 

As this role requires an Enhanced Disclosure check the start date for the successful candidate will only be confirmed upon receipt of the check.

 

An exciting opportunity has presented itself for a Habilitation Specialist to become an integral member of the Bristol Mobility Team.

 

Based within our Bristol team this role is to cover our current contracted services as well as delivering our charitable offer.

Our expectation is that this post will predominantly cover the North West of the region; North Somerset, Bristol, Banes, Swindon, Wiltshire although there will be an expectation to support the wider area.

 

As a Habilitation Specialist you will deliver specialist habilitation (mobility and independence) services which support the Guide Dogs Family’s strategic objectives and bring independence and freedom to blind and partially sighted children and young people.

 

Within this role you will be responsible for;

 

  • Assessing the needs and capabilities of children and young people (CYP) with a visual impairment (VI) and produce appropriate training programmes and recommendations as required.
  • Planning, implementing and reviewing habilitation programmes for Children & Young People with Visual Impairments.
  • Providing advice, information and assistance to parents, carers and others in close contact with Children & Young People.

 

In your application, you will need to evidence, using specific examples, how your skills and experience meet the criteria laid out in the person specification, within the Job Description below.

 

Requirements include;

 

  • Experience of teaching mobility and independence skills to children and young people with visual impairments in home, school and community settings.
  • To hold one of the following qualifications;

o    Nationally recognised qualification in habilitation training for children and young people with visual impairment

o    Trainee undertaking year 2 of the Habilitation and Disabilities of Sight Graduate Diploma.

o    Rehabilitation Officer Diploma/Certificate with relevant Children & Young People experience.

o    Both Mobility Officer and Technical Officer Certificates with relevant Children & Young People experience.

o    Qualified teacher of visual impairment with a recognised mobility qualification.

 

In your application, you will need to evidence, using specific examples, how your skills and experience meet the criteria laid out in the person specification, within the Job Description.

 

How to apply & for more information: Applications can be made using the online application form via the Guide Dogs job board. As part of our safer recruitment policy, we do not accept CVs for job applications.

 

Safeguarding

 

Guide Dogs is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all children, young people and adults at risk of harm with whom we work. We expect all our employees and volunteers to fully share this commitment.

 

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Habilitation Specialist

Working Hours: 37  Location: Westbury-on-Trym, Bristol  Start date: 07/01/2019 or as soon as possible after this date

Directorate People

Job Type Social Care – Children

Working Hours Full Time

Employment Type Permanent

Location Elmfield House

Pay Grade BG10

Salary £27,358 – £30,756

DBS DBS enhanced

Closing Date 27/11/2019

Ref No 2946

 

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 or João Roe

For more information or to apply on-line, please click the following link: https://jobs.bristol.gov.uk 

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Vacancy Details

 

Contract Type: 1-year fixed term contract, maternity cover.

Location: London Mobility Team; Thanet Street, London

Hours: 35 per week; however, part-time applications up to a minimum of 3 days per week would be considered.

Interview dates: 6th December

Salary: £26,802 to £28,381 per annum plus £4105 per annum London MT allowance.

We cannot provide sponsorship for the role.

As this role requires an Enhanced Disclosure check the start date for the successful candidate will only be confirmed upon receipt of the check.

An exciting opportunity has presented itself for a Habilitation Specialist to become an integral member of the London Mobility Team.

As a Habilitation Specialist you will deliver specialist habilitation (mobility and independence) services which support the Guide Dogs Family’s strategic objectives and bring independence and freedom to blind and partially sighted children and young people.

Within this role you will be responsible for;

  • Assessing the needs and capabilities of children and young people (CYP) with a visual impairment (VI) and produce appropriate training programmes and recommendations as required.
    •    Planning, implementing and reviewing habilitation programmes for Children & Young People with Visual Impairments.
    •    Providing advice, information and assistance to parents, carers and others in close contact with Children & Young People.

in your application, you will need to evidence, using specific examples, how your skills and experience meet the criteria laid out in the person specification, within the Job Description below.

Requirements include;

  •  Experience of teaching mobility and independence skills to children and young people with visual impairments in home, school and community settings.
    •    Nationally recognised qualification in habilitation training for children and young people with visual impairment
    •    Understanding of legislation relating to children and to disability

How to apply: Applications can be made using the online application form, via our job board; https://jobs.guidedogs.org.uk/wrl/pages/vacancy.jsf?latest=01000587 As part of our safer recruitment policy, we do not accept CVs for job applications.

Working at Guide Dogs

Working at Guide Dogs is much more than just a job. Through the values that guide our work, we make a real difference, and change lives.

We believe that wellbeing at work is about creating an environment to promote a state of contentment which allows all employees to flourish and achieve their full potential for the benefit of themselves and for Guide Dogs.

As a member of staff, we offer you a wide range of benefits to suit your individual needs. These include; 26 days’ holiday plus bank holidays (rising to 28 days after 3 years’ service), flexible benefits package and a defined contribution group personal pension plan.

Diversity

Guide Dogs welcomes applications from all sections of the community and actively encourages diversity to maximise achievements, creativity and good practice. We positively welcome, and seek to ensure we achieve diversity in our workforce and that all job applicants and employees receive equal and fair treatment, regardless of age, race, gender, religion, sexual orientation, disability or nationality. We encourage applications from disabled people as they are currently under-represented in the organisation and guarantee an interview to all disabled applicants who meet the essential criteria for the job.

Safeguarding

Guide Dogs is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all children, young people and adults at risk of harm with whom we work. We expect all our employees and volunteers to fully share this commitment.


Hammersmith and Fulham Inclusion and Specialist Intervention Team

0.6 FTE Mobility Habilitation and Independence Officer

Term Time only with an additional 5 working days during the school holidays.

Pay grade PO4 – £40,653 – £43,503 per annum (pro rata)

To start ASAP from November 2018

We are ambitious in our approach towards developing the best opportunities to enable independence for all our learning community.

The team is part of a high performing dynamic multi-professional service. At the heart of our delivery is excellence, with a commitment and determination to ensure all children and young people are sensitively enabled to reach their full potential in preparation for adulthood. If you are excited by the opportunity to be a part of our vision apply.

The service is placed within a large group of specialists including peripatetic teachers for Hearing, Dyslexia, Visual Impairment and Multi-Sensory Impairment.

If you wish to discuss this post further contact

Gabrielle Nyman or Andrea Boswell on 02088118190.

Closing date for applications – 12 October 2018

Interviews will be held during the week of 15 October 2018

A job share will be considered To discover more and apply, please go to: https://www.lbhfcareers.co.uk/

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Qualified Habilitation Specialist

Are you a qualified and experienced Mobility and Habilitation Officer? Are you a motivated and enthusiastic individual? If so, Lincolnshire County Council has the role for you.

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a committed individual to join Children’s Services as a Qualified Habilitation Specialist.

Qualified Habilitation Specialist

G9: £30,756 – £34,106

Lincoln

Full Time 37 hours a week

Annualised

The successful candidate would be set up on a 39 working week contract and paid extra over the year to take into account holiday pay.

About the role:

We are looking 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 county, 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. 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 work with very young children and through to teenagers.

About you:

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 county.

The position sits within the Sensory Education Support Team and you will work in collaboration with teachers for visually impaired and multi-sensory impaired children and young people in homes, early years settings and schools.

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.

About us:

Lincolnshire is one of the best places in the country to live, learn, work and play. We offer fantastic opportunities to make a real difference to the lives of the residents in our local community. This is your chance to become part of a great team, delivering great services throughout the County.

Did you know that Lincolnshire County Council has in the region of 4500 employees providing services to the public across the County and you could be part of an organisation that makes a real difference?

In return we offer a comprehensive benefits package which offers valuable discounts, salary-sacrifice schemes and areas of professional support and development.

If you feel that you fit the criteria above please apply now and we look forward to receiving your application.

For an informal discussion about the role please contact Jane Hladun on 07919 690758 or Carole Wood on 07919 690785

All candidates are advised to read the attached job information pack prior to making an application.

https://jobs.lincolnshire.gov.uk/vacancy/qualified-habilitation-specialist-365815.html

 

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Registrations

Register with HabVIUK

Hab Specialist Registration documents are now on the website.