Closing date: Friday 02 September 2022
Location: Leicester, LE1
Hours: 20 hours per week
Salary: £16,489 per annum
Interview date: Week commencing 5 September 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 20 hours per week flexibly, including additional hours from time to time to meet the needs of the job, you will have the opportunity to conduct visits to adults 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 or be working towards a Diploma in Higher Education in Rehabilitation Studies (VI).
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.
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: https://www.vistablind.org.uk/join-our-team/job-vacancies/