Rehabilitation & Habilitation Officer

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Closing date: Monday 08 August 2022
Location: Leicester, LE1
Hours: 37 hours per week
Salary: £30,517 per annum
Contract: Permanent
Interview date: Tuesday 16 August 2022

We have an exciting opportunity for a Rehabilitation Officer working with Visually Impaired individuals, to join our team to help promote independence through reablement programmes that enable adults and their families overcome the effects of visual loss.

Working 37 hours per week flexibly, the role will be divided into 18.5 rehabilitation (with adults) and 18.5 habilitation (with children and young people). You will conduct visits to those requiring support and intervention, liaising with other agencies, meeting the requirements of contracts on behalf of the local authorities within Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland.

Your skills will enable you to carry out reablement assessments in the individual’s home and working with them using a strength based approach to implement comprehensive reablement programmes to maximise their independence and enhance their current skills.

You must possess a Diploma in Higher Education in Rehabilitation Studies (VI) and possess or be prepared to work towards a Recognised Habilitation Officer qualification for Visual Impairment

You will be experienced in delivering a comprehensive range of Short Term focused reablement programmes for people with a sight loss which have clear timescales and outcomes.

We are looking for a self-motivated individual with excellent communication and organisational skills who has the ability to time manage, prioritise caseload and be able to work alone.

Benefits: 31 days annual leave, inclusive of bank holidays, your birthday off, full training for the role, excellent health benefits, wellbeing – access to an independent and confidential Employee Assistance Programme.

We welcome applications from all candidates, regardless of any protected characteristic and are an equal opportunity employer. We particularly welcome applications from candidates with disabilities including visual impairments, and we encourage applications from such people who are under-represented in our workforce and face disadvantage on account of disability.

All candidates will be treated equally, and we will base decisions on appointments on the merits of the candidates.

Working for Vista means you will be working for one of the oldest and largest local charities in Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland, working with people with sight loss and their families.

For further information about this vacancy and details of how to apply, please visit the Vista website:

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