Royal Borough of Greenwich: Children’s Services
Habilitation Officer: Vision Impairment
Term Time only (pay is pro rata over 12 months)
Salary: APT & C – SO1 up to PO1 (£30585 - £35751)
Closing Date - 04 October 2021
To apply visit: https://royalgreenwichcareers.com//JobDetails.aspx?msg=RmCSpwdDJqC%2fT3qo%2f4ai3PGVpjb0MTCqN4He7%2fzwzrA%3d
The role of Habilitation Officer requires an energetic, highly skilled practitioner to support the Senior Advisory Teacher for Vision Impairment and the Team Leader of the Sensory Service. Excellent practice in provision to the pupils, mainstream teachers/support staff, other professionals and children’s families is essential.
The post holder will be expected to collaborate with and work under the direction of qualified teachers of the vision impaired. You must be able to work effectively as part of a team with a clear focus on ‘children first’. We have a significant number of children who are sight impaired or severe sight impaired who need support with developing their mobility, orientation and daily living skills.
The post holder should have a Diploma in Habilitation Studies or equivalent and be experienced in working with the full 0 – 19 age range across all ability levels. We are happy to consider applications from those who are newly qualified in habilitation; and we are also happy to consider applications from students who are still in training for the role (we would set up mentoring and support for applicants in this position).
An ability to work independently and with high levels of efficiency and self organisation is essential.
The Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Offers of employment are subject to a satisfactory enhanced DBS disclosure and other employment checks. If you are shortlisted we ask for references prior to interview.
The post is open for job share arrangements.
For further information please contact Daisy Akemma
Senior Teacher for Vision Impairment, Royal Greenwich Sensory Service
Email: email@example.com 07540743979
Rory McDonnell Team Leader, Royal Greenwich Sensory Service
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org 07921285953
Closing date: Monday 4th October 2021
Interviews to be held in the week beginning: Monday 11th October 2021
For an informal discussion about this opportunity, please contact Rory McDonnell; email@example.com 07981124179
If you require any assistance in viewing or accessing this opportunity, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 020-8921-8977