Part-time Community Support Worker (Rehabilitation Officer for the Vision Impaired – 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. 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.

Salary
£28,704 - £30,300, pro rata
Contract Type
Permanent
Location
Northumberland, Newcastle upon Tyne, Durham, Teeside
Closing Date
Closing date is 3PM on 18 January 2019

Home based with regional reach across the North East

£28,704 - £30,300, pro rata 17.5 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. 

Our Community Support Workers (ROVIs) 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 as well as to member’s homes across the Region.

In the Community Support Worker (ROVI) role you will:

  • 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 (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.

This position will be subject to an Enhanced DBS check

Closing date:                                        18 January 2019

Telephone Interviews:                         25 January 2019          

Recruitment & Selection Day:               w/c 11 February 2019

 

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 look at the full Job Description and complete an Application Form and Personal Details Form, which can be downloaded below, and send them to recruitment@blindveterans.org.uk. Please note only completed application forms will be accepted for consideration, not CVs.

If any part of the application process is inaccessible to you, please advise us via recruitment@blindveterans.org.uk

 

Personal Details Form - DBS

Application Form

CSW ROVI job description.doc