Visual Impairment Rehabilitation Officer

28 May 2020
Full Time
Adult Deaf and Visual Impairment Service: Welbeck House, Sherwood Energy Village, Darwin Drive, Ollerton, NG22 9FF
Adult Social Care & Health
£22,911 - £26,317 per annum

This is an exciting opportunity to work as a Visual Impairment Rehabilitation Officer within the Adult Deaf and Visual Impairment Service (ADVIS). ADVIS is a multi-disciplinary team of Social Workers, Visual Impairment Rehabilitation Officers, Technical Officers for Deaf people and Dual Sensory Communicator guides. ADVIS are a countywide team and work with adults of all ages who may also have mental illness, learning disability, frailty and physical disability.

You will be enthusiastic, motivated and organised in your approach to delivering a quality service, be competent in communicating with service users, carers and other professional colleagues and be confident in making sound decisions.

You will undertake specialist assessments of the rehabilitation needs of visually impaired and/or dual sensory impaired people and be aware of their carers needs.

The aim of the service is to ensure people can live independently at home by delivering rehabilitation services.

You must be a car driver and have access to use of a car unless a disability precludes you from driving. This service covers the whole of the County and whilst the team base is at Sherwood Energy Village in Ollerton, team members work flexibly, working from different County Council buildings or working from home.

The successful candidate will be given a comprehensive induction to this specialist role and training will be provided. There may be an opportunity for the successful candidate to progress onto the Rehabilitation Worker (Visual impairment) level 5 Apprenticeship at a later date.

For more information please contact Karen Graham Team Manager on 0115 8040866 or Laura Smallwood, Advanced Social Worker Practitioner on 0115 8042299.

Appointment to this post is subject to an enhanced Disclosure & Barring Service check.

Disabled applicants who meet the essential shortlisting requirements will be guaranteed an interview. A job share scheme is available for all full time posts: both permanent and temporary, unless otherwise stated. We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and we expect all staff to share this commitment and undergo appropriate checks.

The County Council welcomes applications from all, irrespective of gender, marital status, disability, race, age or sexual orientation.

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