Habilitation Specialist Leeds City Council


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Contact Catherine White
07891 270445
Leeds, UK
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Leeds City Council, Sensory Service, Visual Impairment Team
Permanent Term time only (39 weeks) plus 10 days
Salary: £29636 - £31,371 pro rata
Start date: September 2019
Closing date: 23rd April 2019 11.30pm

We are looking to appoint a Habilitation Specialist who has a thorough understanding of the impact of visual impairment (VI), and who has high expectations of CYP with VI, including those with additional needs. You will work with CYP to promote and develop their independent travel and life skills and prepare them for adulthood, and you need to have substantial relevant work experience in this field. You will also work closely with families and settings in order to build their capacity to support CYP by developing and reinforcing essential independence skills. Work will be carried out in a range of environments, including homes, settings and the wider community, so the ability to travel around the authority as required is essential, as is the ability to work independently and manage time effectively.
Excellent teamwork skills are essential and you will be required to work collaboratively with visual impairment team colleagues and with other professionals. You will be keen to further develop effective habilitation provision within the authority.

You will hold the Graduate Diploma in Habilitation and Disabilities of Sight (Children and Young People) or equivalent qualification
OR
have substantial experience in supporting the development of mobility and independence skills in CYP with VI, together with a commitment to undertake the Graduate Diploma (above).Unqualified applicants should ensure that they meet the entry requirements for the Graduate Diploma course ie First degree or a minimum qualification equivalent to QCF Level 4 plus extensive relevant work experience.
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)

Leeds City Council is committed to the safeguarding of children and this post is subject to an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check.

Visit www.leeds.gov.uk/jobs

For further information or an informal discussion, contact Catherine White, City Lead Teacher of the Visually Impaired, on 07891 270445 or email catherine.white@leeds.gov.uk
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