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Trainee Habilitation Specialist – Children & Young People’s Team

  • Employer: Surrey County Council
  • Reference: orbis/TP/33634/9636
  • Published: Mon 27/07/2020, 8:44 AM
  • Closing on: Sun 09/08/2020, 23:59 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 22.0 hours per week
  • Salary: £22,000
  • DBS Check: Yes
  • Location: Fetcham

Full Address:Rentwood, School Lane, Fetcham, KT22 9JX

Exact working hours:22 hours per week (some flexibly but must be available on Mondays, Tuesdays and weekends when events are running)

Any further details: Interview date: Thursday 13th August

Mileage to be paid at 40p per mile.

This is a career progress opportunity leading to a qualified position as a Habilitation Specialist (Full-time)

Job Advert

Please note that this vacancy is not part of Surrey County Council, we are advertising this on behalf of a partnership organisation.

Job Details

Sight for Surrey is offering an exciting opportunity to a person who is committed to making a difference to the lives children and young people.  Sight for Surrey’s vision is to ensure that children and young people who are vision impaired are able to fulfil their potential and to have similar opportunities to their sighted peers.                                

In order to future proof our services we are seeking a trainee Habilitation Specialist who will work within the Children & Young People’s team while undertaking the Habilitation and Disabilities of Sight Graduate Diploma at University College London.

Requirements; First degree or a minimum qualification equivalent to QCF Level 4 plus experience working with children.

During the first year this post will work within the recreation part of the team. Planning and running activities for children and young people who have vision impairment or multi-sensory impairment aged from 0-18 years.

On successful completion of the first year of the course the worker will move into the post of Assistant Habilitation Specialist, progressing to Habilitation Specialist on qualification.  The role of the Habilitation Specialist is to teach concepts that most children learn by seeing and strategies to manage life without vision developing independence, mobility and daily living skills. 

The successful candidate will have experience of working with children and young people and be imaginative and creative.  Experience of vision impairment or sign language would be an advantage.  The post holder will need to be flexible working the 22 hours including Mondays, Tuesdays and during weekends when an activity has been planned. Attend university undertaking the Graduate Diploma in Habilitation and Disabilities of Sight (Children and Young People) at University College London, completing assignments, placement etc. in line with the requirements of the course.

For further details of the role please see the job description.  An enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service will be required which will be arranged

Additional Information

Sandra Chenery

Sight for Surrey

Rentwood, School Lane, Fetcham, Surrey KT22 9JX

Tel. 01372 869962

Email: schenery@sightforsurrey.org.uk

Please send your completed application form, equal opportunities form and signed GDPR Privacy Notice to Sandra Chenery email: schenery@sightforsurrey.org.uk or by post to Sandra Chenery, Sight for Surrey, Rentwood, School Lane, Fetcham, Surrey KT22 9JX. 

Company Information

Website:  www.sightforsurrey.org.uk  

Registered Charity No: 1121949, Company No: 06309405

Sight for Surrey is an equal opportunities employer and accredited as Disability Confident.

  • Employer: Surrey County Council
  • Reference: orbis/TP/33634/9636
  • Published: Mon 27/07/2020, 8:44 AM
  • Closing on: Sun 09/08/2020, 23:59 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 22.0 hours per week
  • Salary: £22,000
  • DBS Check: Yes
  • Location: Fetcham

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