Habilitation and Mobility Officer
This vacancy has now closed and is listed for reference only.
Achieving for Children (RBWM)
£20,480 – £22,710 pa (actual salary)
Achieving for Children, Windsor & Maidenhead
22.5 hours per week.
13/06/2021 at 23:59
The Berkshire Sensory Consortium Service (BSCS) currently have a vacancy for a Registered Habilitation and Mobility Officer to work in a peripatetic role with vision impaired young people 0- 25 years to maximise their independence and inclusion through working with professionals and parents in a range of educational and social settings. The post is not school term only and also involves some evening and weekend work as required. The salary will depend if the candidate is qualified or in training.
We are looking to appoint an enthusiastic, motivated professional committed to improve the outcomes for all our vision impaired young people particularly around independence and mobility. The role requires flexibility and the ability to work independently. You will need to be an effective communicator with adults and young people and understand the impact of vision or multi-sensory impairment. The successful candidate will have experience in the delivery of habilitation programmes ideally with children and young people (CYP).
We will consider candidates with relevant experience without the qualification who are interested in developing their specialist skills to work with pupils who are vision impaired. They should have experience of working with children and young people with special educational needs in schools and/or home environments.
If unqualified the successful candidate must be willing to undertake the two-year specialist postgraduate qualification to train as a RQHS. The Service provides a mentorship programme for all new members of staff.
Due to the nature of this role you must be able to travel independently to meet the requirements of the post. A mileage allowance is available from your office base. A full driving licence and access to a vehicle is desirable. The RQHS will work across a number of the Berkshire Local Authorities.
BSCS is hosted by Achieving for Children on behalf of the Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead as part of the pan Berkshire joint arrangements to deliver the service.
The Berkshire Sensory Consortium Service as part of Achieving for Children is an equal opportunities employer and is committed to the safeguarding of all children and young people.
For an informal discussion about the post, please contact Paula Scott, VI Coordinator, at email@example.com
To find out more about the Berkshire Sensory Consortium Service visit our website https://berkshirescs.btck.co.uk/
Achieving for Children have Fixed Start Dates, candidates are advised to prepare for this should a job offer be accepted to ensure eligible continuous service is not affected.
Achieving for Children is an equal opportunities employer and is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. We expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. The successful candidate will be required to undertake a Criminal Record Check.
Closing date: 13 June 2021
Interviews: 16 June 2021