Community Support Worker (Rehabilitiation Officer - ROVI)
Are you a Community Support Worker (Rehabilitation Officer for the Vision Impaired - ROVI) looking for the chance to make a significant contribution to the quality of life for vision impaired veterans? At Blind Veterans UK, we believe that no one who has served our Country should have to battle blindness alone.
- £28,704 per annum
- Closing date is 3PM on 14 June 2019
Community Support Worker (Rehabilitation Officer - ROVI)
Home based in the Central belt with some travel across Scotland.
£28,704 per annum
35 hours per week
Are you a Community Support Worker (Rehabilitation Officer for the Vision Impaired - ROVI) looking for the chance to make a significant contribution to the quality of life for vision impaired veterans? At Blind Veterans UK, we believe that no one who has served our Country should have to battle blindness alone. It is our mission to ensure that vision impaired ex-service men and women have access to the finest quality of services to help them discover life beyond sight loss.
Following our own research, and in line with the ethos of the Care Act, we now deliver our services closer to the point of need. Our Community Support Workers (Rehabilitation Officers – ROVI) work as part of a multi-disciplinary team, largely home based with regular face to face and telephone contact with Operational and Volunteer teams across the region. There will be weekly visits to Blind Veterans UK’s training centres/regional offices.
In the Community Support Worker (Rehabilitation Officer – ROVI) role you will:
- Work in Scotland, focussing on the Central belt with some travel across Scotland
- Provide comprehensive, needs-led assessments and devise and implement training interventions in the core areas of orientation and mobility, independent living skills, low vision and communications in order to maintain and develop members’ independence and quality of life
- Provide training to small groups of members, staff and volunteers, including awareness and sighted guide sessions, in a variety of settings
- Initiate new ways of working in the community in response to identified areas of need
- Establish and maintain networks of contacts with organisations and groups in local communities to help members access a wide range of training, support and social networks
- Be required to undertake a considerable amount of travel and overnight stays are required. As a consequence there will be times when there may be a need to work outside a standard working week
- Need to expend occasional physical effort when moving equipment such as electronic magnifiers (CCTVs) around during home visits
The ideal Community Support Worker (Rehabilitation Officer – ROVI) for this role will:
- Hold a Diploma in Higher Education (DipHE) in Rehabilitation Studies (VI), or equivalent ROVI qualification
- Have experience working with people with a vision impairment including undertaking ROVI assessments and training
- Have experience developing and delivering services to vision impaired people in the local community
- Be enthusiastic, approachable and solution focussed
- Have a working knowledge of Microsoft Office as well as excellent organisational and communication skills
- Be able to travel to any part of the region, some of which may be inaccessible by public transport
Benefits include free life assurance, sickness benefit scheme, childcare voucher scheme and Employee Assistance Programme, a generous pension scheme and potentially access to a company car dependant on geographical area.
If you think you have what it takes to be part of a developing and growing charity that values its beneficiaries, staff and volunteers please apply now.
To apply, please download the application and personal details forms below. Please note only completed application forms will be accepted for consideration, not CVs. Completed applications should be returned to firstname.lastname@example.org
Closing date for applications for this Community Support Worker (Rehabilitation Officer – ROVI) role is 3 pm on Friday 14 June 2019.
Telephone interviews will take place week commencing 17 June with recruitment and selection taking place in Edinburgh on Thursday 27 June.