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Mobility & Habilitation Specialist - Leading Sight Loss Charity

Mobility & Habilitation Specialist - Leading Sight Loss Charity

Mobility and Habilitation Specialist

Circa £26,082 per annum
Permanent, 37.5 hours per week, weekend work (negotiable)
25 days holiday
Bromley, South East London (with some travel requirements)

TPP are working in partnership with RSBC - Royal Society for Blind Children, who have a mission to change the lives of every single blind child and to make sure they have the self-belief and skills to fulfil their potential in life.

Being a very established charity, they have an exciting and ambitious strategy to help 11,000 blind and partially sighted children and young people in England and Wales by 2020.

They are seeking a Mobility and Habilitation Specialist to provide mobility training to the students in the RSBC Dorton College, Bromley campus, and also to young people who are part of RSBC programmes and activities.

Reporting to the College Manager, you will be expected to deliver mobility training to the students at Dorton College and in the community, with the aim of them being able to travel independently, particularly in London. You will undertake risk assessments of prospective students of routes and environments, to support young people in finding the safest and best routes possible to enable them, to attend lessons, sessions, work placements and other destinations safely and independently. You will also be expected to provide sighted guide training to staff and volunteers, including regular updated and observation of skills. You will therefore be responsible for promoting and safeguarding the welfare of the Society's learners/clients including young people/vulnerable adults that that contact with the organisation.

RSBC are looking for Habilitation Specialists/Mobility Officers (or similar) who share their vision and passion to motivate young people who for a variety of reasons display ambivalence, who have ability to communicate instruction and teaching clearly to children, young people and staff, and experience of Lone Working 1:1 as well as training groups.

The successful applicant will have a Nationally recognised qualification in Mobility/Habilitation, minimum Level 2 literacy and numeracy qualifications, and significant experience of working with children and young people with vision impairment including those with additional needs such as moderate Learning Disabilities/Autism, and require an Enhanced DBS.

If you have sound knowledge and experience in using London transport and the ability to teach young people to do so, please send your CV , quoting reference "J61180PG - Mobility and Habilitation Specialist".

If you would like more information about the Royal Society for Blind Children and this role, please contact Phil Garcia at TPP Health & Social Care (020) 7 198 6070.

All applicants must be eligible to work in the UK.