Habilitation Specialist - Newcastle Children’s Vision Team


Contact Information
Contact Katie Fuller
0781 407 1974
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Habilitation Specialist, SEND Sensory Service, Children’s Vision Team, Library Block Westgate Community College, West Road, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE4 9LU

£26,585 - £29,581 per annum

37 hours per week, term time only plus 15 days.
Permanent

The role

Newcastle Children’s Vision Team, part of the SEND Sensory Service, have a vacancy for an Habilitation Specialist Officer to work in a peripatetic role with young people 0- 25 years with a visual impairment.

The successful candidate will be working as part of a small, dedicated team to promote and maximise the independence and inclusion for the Babies, Children and Young people with vision impairments who live in Newcastle upon Tyne, working with families and professionals in education and social settings.

We are looking to appoint the right person who is an enthusiastic motivated professional, committed to improving outcomes for all our vision impaired young people particularly around independence and mobility. You must be an effective communicator with adults and young people and understand the impact of vision or multi-sensory impairment.

Values and behaviours are more important than formal qualifications, therefore we will consider both Registered Qualified Habilitation Specialists, Habilitation Specialists in training and candidates with relevant experience without the qualification who are interested in developing their specialist skills. They should have experience of working with children and young people with special educational needs in schools and / or home environments.

If unqualified the successful candidate must be willing to undertake the two-year specialist postgraduate qualification to train as a QHS.

To apply

Apply online at www.northeastjobs.org.uk/job/Habilitation_Specialist/217260

Select Apply Now; and complete our online application form.

Please refer to the job description and person specification for further details of this role (Select Supporting Documents on the website above).

Due to the nature of this role you must be able to travel independently to meet the requirements of the post. A mileage allowance is available from your office base. A full driving licence and access to a vehicle is desirable.

We are committed to protecting and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expect all staff to share this commitment. This post is working in regulated activity. If you are successful we will undertake additional recruitment checks which will include a check to see if you have had any criminal convictions, a check of police information and we will check the barred list. It is a
criminal offence for a barred individual to apply for a job in regulated activity.

Applicants must evidence within their applications that they meet the person specification. References will be requested prior to interview.

Closing Date

Closing date: Thursday 9 December at 12 pm
Shortlisting: Friday 10 December
Interviews: Wednesday 15 December
For further information or an informal conversation please contact Katie Fuller,
Specialist Lead Teacher VI, email: kathryn.fuller@newcastle.gov.uk ; Tel: 0781 407
1974.

As this post involves working with children, vulnerable adults or dealing with
sensitive information, written references will be taken up and made available to
interviewers before the final selection stage; even if you indicate otherwise.

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