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Habilitation Specialist

  • Employer: Portsmouth City Council
  • Reference: PCC/22/177678
  • Published: Wed 05/01/2022, 14:50 PM
  • Closing on: Wed 19/01/2022, 17:52 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 37 hours per week
  • Salary: £30,000 - £34,999
  • DBS Check: Enhanced
  • Location: Civic Offices, Hampshire

Habilitation Specialist – temporary/secondment opportunity for 3 months although may be extended

Salary: Band: 9: £32,233 – £35,744 p.a,

37 hours per week

Portsmouth City Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, and young people, and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. It is also committed to promoting quality childcare across the City that works to improve outcomes for children.

DBS Disclosure at Enhanced level will be required prior to any offer of employment and this post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974.

Every post is subject to PCC and Portsmouth Safeguarding Children’s Board safer recruitment procedures.

Portsmouth City Council

 At Portsmouth City Council we’re all about developing our staff, because we want to build a bigger and better city but we need the best employees to do so.

With a little over 207,000 residents and 7,000 businesses throughout this city, this unitary authority’s main goal is to ensure the best care and development of all those within the city. From customer service to Multi-million pound projects, our residents are at the heart of everything we do.

Your New Role

The Vison and Hearing Team is based in the Civic Offices and is a highly regarded Team within the Inclusion Service which is an integral part of the Education Department. The team comprises of Specialist Teacher Advisers, Communication Support Workers, Intervenors and a habilitation worker for VI pupils.

We work with sensory impaired children and students from 0 – 25 years of age, at home or other pre-school settings, in schools and colleges whose visual impairment has an effect on education, mobility and the ability to live independently

 The post will require you to Co-ordinate all aspects of the provision of habilitation (Mobility and Independent Living) training for Children and Young People(CYP) who are blind or partially sighted (0-19 years within Portsmouth).  This will involve assessing and monitoring the habilitation (Mobility and Independent Living) training needs of Children and Young People (CYP) who are blind or partially sighted (0-19 years) or whose vision has an impact on education, mobility or ability to live independently also Take account of any additional sensory, physical or learning needs.  In addition you will undertake environmental audits in the home, school or public areas as required, for specific habilitation programmes and appropriate risk assessments and put in place appropriate risk management strategies. The role will require you to develop individual habilitation (mobility and independence) training programmes on the basis of needs identified, in agreement with the CYP and/or, where appropriate, parents and others closely involved. 

What you need to succeed:

You must be a qualified or working towards a specialist Graduate Diploma in Habilitation and Disabilities of Sight (Children and Young People) or equivalent qualification which specifically meets all the learning outcomes arising from the ‘Quality Standards – Delivery of Habilitation Training (Mobility and Independent Living Skills) for Children and Young People with Visual Impairment (2011)’: Qualification Participant Learning Outcomes.  You will possess a sound base of current issues around orientation and mobility and independent living skills and have good personal presentation and credibility with a range of potential client groups.

What you’ll get in return

As well as highly competitive pay you’ll receive all the benefits of working within a local authority organisation, which ranges from flexible working hours to a fantastic pension which allows you the opportunity to pay in more for that greater return. We wish to support all our staffs development throughout, if that’s progression planning or involvement within the on the job apprenticeship scheme we will work together to drive your career. For those with families we have child care benefits as well as discounts with local businesses which can be enjoyed by all.

  • Employer: Portsmouth City Council
  • Reference: PCC/22/177678
  • Published: Wed 05/01/2022, 14:50 PM
  • Closing on: Wed 19/01/2022, 17:52 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 37 hours per week
  • Salary: £30,000 - £34,999
  • DBS Check: Enhanced
  • Location: Civic Offices, Hampshire

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