Habilitation Specialist for Children and Young People with Visual Impairment - Tower Hamlets


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Habilitation Specialist for Children and Young People with Visual Impairment – Learning Advisory Service (LAS)

Salary: £37,491.00 - £40,632.00 per annum
Tower Hamlets - Children and Culture Directorate

Permanent, Full Time
London

We are looking for a highly motivated Habilitation Specialist to become part of a team of
dedicated professionals based in an inner London borough which is diverse, rich in culture and
committed to helping visually impaired pupils get the best out of education.

As part of the Learning Advisory Service (LAS), the successful candidate will play a crucial role in
working in partnership with Children’s Social Care to deliver a seamless and comprehensive
package of support for with children and young people with visual impairment and multi-
sensory impairment. The post holder will work across age groups from birth to 18 with a range
of abilities and additional needs and will support the transition of young people to adult
services at the appropriate time. They will be required to deliver a complete habilitation
package which includes independent living skills, mobility training and support families to
access vital services and benefits. The post holder is also expected to contribute to the Visual
Impairment team’s training offer to schools.

The ability to advise on appropriate programmes and strategies to address the habilitation
needs of pupils with visual impairment is essential for this role, as is the experience of teaching
independence, orientation, and mobility skills to children with visual impairments. The
successful candidate will have demonstrable experience of working with other professionals,
national and local voluntary agencies who provide services for children with visual impairment.
There is no supervisory responsibility within this post and some school holiday work will be
required. This role comes with an option of essential car users’ allowance, a parking permit or
travel allowance.

If you would like further information about the role, please contact Lorna Patterson
(Lorna.Paterson@towerhamlets.gov.uk).

Closing Date: Sunday 31 st October 2021

Visit this link for further information and to apply online: https://lbth.alvius.net/2/roles/338

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