Rehabilitation Worker for people with a Visual Impairment – PCC

Job Category: Social Care
Reference HQ00021567
Directorate Peterborough City Council
Service Peterborough City Council
Contract Type Temporary
Duration Initially 3 months
Location Peterborough
Job Type Full-time
Start Date ASAP
Hours per week 37
Rate £33.00 per hour

About the Role:

The post holder will provide assessment of adults and older people with a visual impairment living in the community.  The role will identify the need for specialist interventions which will include rehabilitation, simple and complex equipment needs and mobility training taking into account the needs of the client and their relatives and carers. Emphasis will be placed upon rehabilitation, health promotion, equipment and adaptations, access technology and assistive technology where appropriate, while maintaining links with other members of the team and health care professionals. The post holder will work under the guidance and support of a senior occupational therapist within the team to gain best practice and consolidation of knowledge and liaise with specialist VI workers within Cambridgeshire.

  • To perform a specialist Rehabilitation Worker role with people with a visual impairment and a range of health, social, psychological /psychosocial needs and who have been referred through the Adult Early Help referral system.
  • To assess the functional needs of people with a visual impairment and those with a Dual Sensory loss and deaf/blind  people in the community as well as people who have been newly certified/registered as sight/severely sight impaired.
  • Work with visually impaired people who have additional sensory or complex needs, such as people with a dual sensory loss,deaf/blind, learning difficulties, physical disabilities, those with mental health issues (recognition of the cumulative effect of additional disabilities). To liaise with other specialist workers and promote working.
  • To develop, implement and review rehabilitation programmes to enable service users to achieve independence, maximise potential and resolve difficulties with their physical, emotional and social environment.

The post holder will provide assessment of adults and older people with a visual impairment living in the community. The role will identify the need for specialist interventions which will include rehabilitation, simple and complex equipment needs and mobility training taking into account the needs of the client and their relatives and carers.

Emphasis will be placed upon rehabilitation, health promotion, equipment and adaptations, access technology and assistive technology where appropriate, while maintaining links with other members of the team and health care professionals.

The post holder will work under the guidance and support of a senior occupational therapist within the team to gain best practice and consolidation of knowledge and liaise with specialist VI workers within Cambridgeshire.

– To perform a specialist Rehabilitation Worker role with people with a visual impairment and a range of health, social, psychological /psychosocial needs and who have been referred through the Adult Early Help referral system.

– To assess the functional needs of people with a visual impairment and those with a Dual Sensory loss and deaf/blind people in the community as well as people who have been newly certified/registered as sight/severely sight impaired.

– Work with visually impaired people who have additional sensory or complex needs, such as people with a dual sensory loss,deaf/blind, learning difficulties, physical disabilities, those with mental health issues (recognition of the cumulative effect of additional disabilities). To liaise with other specialist workers and promote working.

– To develop, implement and review rehabilitation programmes to enable service users to achieve independence, maximise potential and resolve difficulties with their physical, emotional and social environment.

  • Holiday entitlement of up to 31 days per annum, pro-rata (including bank holidays) where applicable
  • Permanent equivalent council pay rates from commencement
  • Pension contribution from employer
  • Flexible working hours
  • Opus candidates hear about jobs first
  • Opportunity to apply for permanent positions as an ‘internal candidate’
  • Gain experience to support permanent applications

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