Blind Veterans UK – Rehabilitation Officer for People with Vision Impairment (ROVI)


Home-based, with regional travel across the South-West

About Us

We’re Blind Veterans UK, a charity that helps vision-impaired ex-service people from every generation rebuild their lives after their sight has been affected. Founded in 1915, by Sir Arthur Pearson, to help the many veterans losing their sight after the First World War, we have over a century of experience providing the best care to our veterans.

Since then, we’ve provided support to tens of thousands of vision-impaired veterans, helping them to regain their independence. By providing our members with the tools and skills they need to lead a fulfilling and active life, we ensure they remain valued members of society.

We are currently seeking a Rehabilitation Officer for People with Vision Impairment to join our team in the South West on a permanent, full-time basis.

The Benefits

– Salary of £36,014 per annum
– Generous annual leave with the option to buy additional days
– Enhanced Pension scheme
– Cycle to Work Scheme
– Healthcare cash plan
– Retail discounts
– Enhanced sick, maternity, paternity and adoption pay
– Life assurance
– Employee assistance programme
– Flexible and remote working
– Paid professional subscriptions
– Personal and professional development opportunities

This is an incredible opportunity for a compassionate individual with experience working with people with a vision impairment and developing services to join our dedicated organisation.

At the end of each working day, you’ll be able to go home knowing you’ve made a life-changing impact on our members, helping them to live fulfilling, independent lives after sight loss.

So, if you want to join one of the oldest charities in the UK and help us provide an outstanding service to those who need it most, we want to hear from you.

The Role

As a Rehabilitation Officer for People with Vision Impairment, you will develop and deliver a range of visual rehabilitation interventions to our members across the South West.

Delivering services in the community and at members’ homes, you will provide comprehensive, needs-led assessments. You will also devise and implement training interventions in orientation and mobility, independent living skills, low vision and communications.

You will establish and maintain contact with organisations and groups in local communities to help our members access a wide range of training, support and social networks.

Additionally, you will:

– Maintain comprehensive records
– Comply with safeguarding and risk management procedures
– Provide vision impairment awareness training for colleagues, volunteers and other organisations
– Maintain up-to-date knowledge of developments in the field of vision impairment

About You

To be considered as a Rehabilitation Officer for People with Vision Impairment, you will need:

– Experience working with people with a vision impairment, including undertaking ROVI assessments and training
– Experience developing and delivering services to vision impaired people
– Knowledge in the field of vision impairment
– A Diploma in Higher Education (DipHE) in Rehabilitation Studies (VI) or equivalent ROVI qualification

This position is subject to Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service Checks.

We embrace diversity and welcome applicants from people with a disability and from all backgrounds and cultures.

We can only accept applications from candidates who are located in and eligible to work within the UK.

The closing date for this role is 3 May 2024.

We reserve the right to close this role early if we successfully appoint a candidate, so please don’t delay in submitting your application.

Other organisations may call this role ROVI Officer, Rehabilitation Support Worker, Support Worker, Rehabilitation Case Manager, Rehabilitation Officer, Visual Impairment Rehabilitation Officer, or Qualified Visual Impairment Rehabilitation Officer.

Webrecruit and Blind Veterans UK are equal opportunities employers, value diversity and are strongly committed to providing equal employment opportunities for all employees and all applicants for employment. Equal opportunities are the only acceptable way to conduct business and we believe that the more inclusive our environments are, the better our work will be.

So, if you want to make a real difference as a Rehabilitation Officer for People with Vision Impairment, please apply via the button shown. This vacancy is being advertised by Webrecruit. The services advertised by Webrecruit are those of an Employment Agency.

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