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Vision Rehabilitation Specialist

About the role

Prevention & Early Intervention offers support and input to empower people to remain living independently in their own homes and communities, providing information and support to enable them to function independently for longer preventing and delaying the need for care and support.

Sensory Services are a specialist team including qualified Vision Rehabilitation Specialists who have specialist knowledge in all aspects of; sight loss, hard of hearing/deafness and dual sensory loss/deaf blindness. The team provide information, advice and practical rehabilitation input designed to improve outcomes for people living with sensory loss by providing opportunities for maintaining and improving independence living skills and wellbeing. 

What will you be doing?

You will identify, deliver and evaluate professional rehabilitation interventions to visually impaired people to enhance their skills and confidence to maximise their independence. Assessing and providing support plans to help people at risk from harm or becoming dependent on others due to their sight loss.

You are not required to directly line manage staff, but you will be required to support, advise and mentor rehabilitation assistants.

You will report to the senior rehabilitation specialist.

We have two posts available as follows:

1 x Full time post on a Fixed Term Contract for 12 months.

1 x Part time permanent post (30 hours per week).

About you

You will have a degree in Visual Impairment Rehabilitation.

We require you to be registered with the Rehabilitation Workers Professional Network.

We would welcome and support applications from candidates with lived experience of sensory loss.

If you have any questions of for an informal chat about this role please contact Nicola Poole - 07825734989 - or Grace Clark  - 07770934679 -

Our benefits

We value our colleagues in Cambridgeshire County Council and have developed a number of benefits:

  • Flexible working
  • Flexible Bank Holidays
  • A comprehensive wellbeing package
  • Our Cambs Rewards employee discounts
  • A comprehensive pension scheme
  • IDEAL staff equality, diversity and inclusion network.
  • Camweb our staff intranet helping to keep you informed
  • An employee recognition scheme

About us

Cambridgeshire is a great place to work and live with a diverse population, an urban centre in Cambridge, historic Isle of Ely, Huntingdon and St Ives as well as more rural landscapes.

Our four values are central to our culture, driving everything we do.

We are proud to serve the diverse communities of Cambridgeshire and want our workforce to be reflective of this diversity, which we firmly believe benefits our colleagues, the organisation and our communities. If you don’t meet every single requirement in the job role but think this could be you, please don’t be put off.   We are committed to building a workplace that is compassionate and inclusive as well as diverse, so if you think you could be a good candidate for this role please consider applying and speak to the recruiting manager if you have any questions.

Our Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Strategy, along with our employee network 'IDEAL' and self-organised peer support groups help us to foster an inclusive, supportive and safe working environment where people feel valued, respected, and empowered.  We collect relevant diversity data for monitoring as part of the recruitment process to understand the diversity of our applicants and monitor any trends throughout the recruitment processes so that we can take meaningful action.

We are proud to be a Disability Confident Employer. We fully support providing reasonable adjustments throughout our recruitment process, as well as when you join us, and we encourage candidates to contact the Hiring Manager, whose details can be found in the advert, to discuss any adjustment needs. Some examples of adjustments could include additional time to complete an assessment or printing a document on pastel coloured paper with larger font size and line spacing. We would value talking about what might be possible to enable you to join us and thrive, so if there is something that would help you to do your best during your journey with us, please get in touch.

Appointment to this post will be subject to the outcome of an Enhanced Disclosure obtained through the Disclosure and Barring Service. The Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

Visit our jobs and careers section to find out more about our wide range of learning and development opportunities; apprenticeships; our wellbeing package; staff benefits; our commitment to equality, diversity and Inclusion.


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