22 November 2018
Source: Sight Service
Salary: £25k pa
Location: Gateshead/South Tyneside
Closing Date: 9:00 am Friday 14th December 2018
About the role
Sight Service deliver a range of activities and services to support those living with a visual impairment in Gateshead and South Tyneside.
It is an exciting time to be joining Sight Service as the organisation evolves to ensure we can continue to meet the needs of the blind and partially sighted people of Gateshead and South Tyneside.
As Rehabilitation Officer you will be joining our established rehabilitation service, which forms a vital part of our dynamic multi-disciplinary team whose focus is on enabling individuals with visual impairments to achieve optimum control of their lives through the process of rehabilitation. Holding a qualification in Rehabilitation Work (Visual Impairment), you will be an enthusiastic, proactive individual who can build professional trusting relationships with service users, their carers and other organisations.
You will be responsible for assessing service users who are visually impaired and will provide Rehabilitation input by using an outcome focused approach including provision of low vision aids, rehabilitation training in mobility, orientation and daily living skills.
The role will also involve working closely with our team of community optometrists who support our low vision work and our enablement team, to ensure that specialist rehabilitation support is embedded across our provision.
For more information on this role, please see the application pack below.
If you would like further details, the application pack in an alternate format or an informal discussion about the post please contact us before the closing date at firstname.lastname@example.org