Sensory Rehabilitation Officer

Location
Independent Living Centre, 100 Oldbury Road, Smethwick B66 1JE
Salary
Band F, SCP 26-31 (£30,451 - £34,728 per annum) (£15.78 - £18.00 per hour)
Posted
07 Jun 2021
Closes
09 Jul 2021
Job Ref
SAND000005287
Job Type
Community
Contract Type
Permanent
Working Pattern
Standard
Hours
Full-Time

We are currently seeking to recruit two Sensory Rehabilitation Officers who are highly enthusiastic and motivated to enable and empower Visually Impaired people to live independently with dignity and choice, by training/retraining their skills and building their confidence to live independently and contribute to the communities they live in. If you are able to work to tight deadlines and enjoy working in a fast paced environment, then this is the role for you.

We are a dynamic responsive team and operate a duty system that you will be part of alongside colleagues. You will need to be self-motivated, organised and have effective communication skills both written and verbal. Opportunities to develop your Personal Development Portfolio are available, and the attendance of training courses & skill sharing with colleagues are encouraged.

To apply for this role you will need to hold an Honours Degree or Dip HE/Foundation degree in Rehabilitation Studies (Visual Impairment) or equivalent.

Applicants must have the ability to travel around the borough and there may also be a requirement of the post that you use a vehicle for undertaking visits, including transportation of small items of equipment.

Your Role will include:

  • Specialist Sensory assessments
  • Low Vision Training
  • Planning and delivering training programmes of support to meet the individual needs.
  • Orientation  and mobility training
  • Training / retraining Daily Living Skills to achieve maximum independence.
  • Enhance and enrich their current reading / writing skills
  • Helping and encouraging to achieve their potential through use of equipment and assistive technology  
  • Referring to other professionals or agencies for additional support if needed.

Working across a variety of service user groups including (but not exclusively) people with dual sensory loss, physical or learning disabilities, cognitive impairments or mental health conditions.

An Enhanced DBS check is required for this role.

For an informal discussion, contact Ravi Bhakhri on 07791921152.

Our Values; Trust, Unity and Progress make us unique, they define how we do things and are reflected in the way we behave. They are important to us, guiding and shaping our organisational culture. Our values are key to us achieving Sandwell’s Vision 2030 and also guide us when we recruit.

Hours 

37 hours per week

This advert will close as soon as sufficient applications are received. Therefore, you are strongly advised to complete and return your application as soon as possible. When completing your application please refer to the supporting documents attached.

If you have a disability and require assistance in making an application, or have experienced a problem whilst applying for a position, please contact the Resourcing Team on 0121 569 3300 or via e-mail to: hr_resourcing@sandwell.gov.uk

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