Rehabilitation Officer Visually Impaired

Wiltshire Council
Chippenham, Wiltshire
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This is a rolling advert - Interviews, offers and rejections will happen on a rolling basis. This advert will close when sufficient applications have been received. Please apply as soon as possible to ensure that your application can be considered.

We have an exciting opportunity for a Rehabilitation Officer (Visually Impaired) to join our Hearing and Vision team in Chippenham.


Our Hearing and Vision team provides a range of services to people who are blind, have limited or impaired sight, are deaf or have an acquired hearing loss. We also work with people who are deafblind (a person who has a significant combination of hearing and sight loss).

About the role

As a Rehabilitation Officer, you will undertake assessments, determine care packages/support plans and manage a large and complex caseload to maintain and/or improve the wellbeing of clients, and support non-professional colleagues.

You will enable people with a visual impairment to remain, or become, as independent as possible; working across the county to provide advice, information, and assessments.

You will have the authority to recommend equipment or adjustments necessary to enable people to carry on leading an independent life and offer training i.e. using aids such as white canes.

Can refer people with a visual impairment to other useful services and organisations both locally and nationally.

The work of the team is directed by the Care Act (2014) and supports the council in meeting its statutory duties.

About You

You should hold a degree in a relevant profession or have equivalent and relevant experience in a similar work environment.

We will look for you to have planning and workload management skills, accurate record keeping, report writing, assessment and investigation skills, and the ability to carry out complex client assessments.

Excellent IT skills, including Microsoft applications and specialist systems, ITQ 2 or equivalent ICT skills and abilities demonstrating significant experience in related systems are also desirable.

The role will require you to have excellent interpersonal, communication skills and ability to work with challenging client groups and situations.

Good presentational skills and proven ability to deliver training are also essential.

Interviews, offers and rejections will happen on a rolling basis

Where possible interviews are virtual, but due to the nature of this role interviews will be in person. Current public health advice is followed for candidate and employee safety.

Find out more and apply

For specific information about this job, please contact WendStevens. Email: Telephone: 07460652894

Please download and read the role description and person specification carefully before you apply (see below), as well as Our Identity.

You can then make your application online by clicking the apply button at the bottom of this web page. If you are submitting a CV please ensure you read our CV and cover letter criteria carefully to avoid your CV being rejected.

We are firmly committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and to the principles of inclusion and diversity in both employment and the delivery of services. Read our statement of commitment to equality and inclusion.

The council is a Disability Confident Employer which means we are committed to employing people with disabilities and supporting them throughout their employment with us.

This role is subject to certain successful security checks; please see role description for more information

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