Mobility/Habilitation Officer Leeds

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0113 3785296/07891 270445
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Mobility and Habilitation Officer
Leeds City Council, Sensory Service Visual Impairment Team
Full Time Permanent
Salary: £28,485 - £30,153
Start date: September 2018
Closing date: 4th June 2018 11.30pm

We are looking to appoint a qualified and experienced Mobility and Habilitation Officer to work with young people with visual impairment, including those with additional needs, across the city, promoting and developing independent travel and life skills and preparing them for adulthood. A thorough understanding of the impact of visual impairment is essential, along with high expectations of children and young people with visual impairment. You will work closely with families and settings, and work will be carried out in a range of environments, including homes, education settings and the wider community.
You will have experience in assessing mobility and habilitation needs, delivering teaching and training programmes and monitoring progress. You will have the skills to further develop mobility and habilitation provision for CYP with visual impairment across the city.
You must possess (or be near to completion of) the ‘Graduate Diploma in Habilitation and Disabilities of Sight (Children and Young People)’ or equivalent qualification OR be a qualified Rehabilitation Worker with experience of working with CYP and willing to undertake the ‘Habilitation Work – Working with Children and Young People’ Top Up Degree - BSc (Hons)

This post is subject to an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check.

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