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Rehabilitation Officer Visual Impairment - Harrow

Job Title: Rehabilitation Officer Visual Impairment - Harrow
Contract Type: Contract
Location: Harrow
Industry:
Salary: £19.06 - 19.06 per hour
REF: PMHAR011987
Contact Name: Parbej Miah
Contact Email: enquiries@4recruitmentservices.com
Job Published: 8 months ago

Job Description

Rehabilitation Officer Visual Impairment – Harrow (Temp Vacancy)

Pay Rate: £19.06ph

Part-Time (15.58 hours)

Job Purpose:

The overall purpose of the Rehabilitation Officer is to work with the vision impaired person and other key people to identify their needs and aspirations to promote independent living and then deliver and evaluate the agreed rehabilitation programme. To undertake the Registration process and maintain the Local Authority's Sight impaired and Severely Sight impaired Registers (in accordance with the National Assistance Act 1948). To practice in accordance with the National Occupational Standards for Specialist Sensory Workers and the code of practice for Social Care Workers and adhere to the Rehabilitation Workers' Professional Network Code of Ethics and professional Conduct.

Accountabilities:  

  • To undertake specialist visual impairment assessments with the vision impaired person to identify their needs and aspirations to promote independent living. Rehabilitation and service provision
  • To plan, implement, evaluate and review rehabilitative services to the vision impaired person aimed at maximising and maintaining independence, safety, dignity and choice. Rehabilitation may include, but not be restricted to: Daily Living Skills - to provide Daily Living Skills training; to include the teaching of new skills or adapted practice for all aspects of daily living, home management, employment and leisure.
  • Communication Skills - To provide communication training; to include all forms of access to communication including but not limited to telephones, print, Braille, Moon, audio description, lCT, Deafblind manual and block alphabet.
  • Mobility training - To develop planned programmes of training to develop independence in indoor and outdoor mobility environments, including training in sighted guide, pre-cane, long cane, orientation (including specialist equipment) and route planning techniques.
  • Low vision - To provide low vision training/therapy in coordination with local NHS low vision services that helps individuals make the best use of functional vision, magnifiers, lighting and other low vision aids.
  • To work with visually impaired people who have additional complex needs such as dual sensory loss, learning, physical and mental health disabilities in recognition of the cumulative effect of additional disabilities. To liaise with other specialist workers as necessary.
  • To arrange minor works of adaptation as highlighted in the specialist visual impairment assessment and liaise with all relevant parties in line with employer's budget and policies. To identify, manage and where possible reduce risk to visually impaired people, family, carers, communities, self and colleagues.
  • To understand the psychological aspects of sight loss and provide emotional support as part of the rehabilitation process to the individual, their family and carers. To signpost and or refer individuals to partners in local authority, health service, education service, welfare and employment services, voluntary sector and other community services. To support visually impaired people to represent their culture, needs, views and circumstances where appropriate.

We offer:

  • 24 hour one on one specialist consultant based within your geographical area
  • 4Recruitment Services Employee Benefits Programme
  • Our own dedicated payroll support ensuring you get the full benefits of your payment

Recruitment is done in line with safe recruitment practices. 4Recruitment Services is an equal opportunities employer.

To discuss this vacancy or other vacancies in your area please contact  parbejm@4recruitmentservices.com