Visual Impairment Rehabilitation Officer

Job Details



  1. To practice in accordance with the National Occupational Standards for Specialist Sensory Workers.


  1. To manage and be accountable for, with supervision and managerial support, your own practice within your organisation, including maintaining professional development


  1. To maintain an up-to-date knowledge and understanding of legislation (including Care Act 2014), statutory codes, standards, framework and guidance relevant to rehabilitation practice and related fields.


  1. To undertake specialist visual impairment assessments with the visually impaired person to identify their needs and aspirations to promote independent living.


  1. To provide Daily Living Skills training; to include the teaching of new skills or adapted practice for all aspects of daily living, home management, employment and leisure.


  1. To develop planned programmes of training to develop independence in indoor and outdoor mobility environments, including training in guiding skills, pre-cane, long cane, orientation (including specialist equipment) and route planning techniques.


  1. To work with visually impaired people who have additional complex needs such as dual sensory loss, learning, physical and mental health disabilities in recognition of the cumulative effect of additional disabilities. To liaise with other specialist workers as necessary.


  1. To assess and recommend minor works of adaptation as highlighted in the specialist visual impairment assessment and liaise with all relevant parties in line with employer’s budget and policies.


  1. To work within a safeguarding framework to identify, manage and where possible reduce risk to visually impaired people, family, carers, communities, self and colleagues.


  1. To signpost and or refer individuals to partners in local authority, health service, education service, welfare and employment services, voluntary sector and other community services.


  1. Adhere to relevant Council and Departmental Policies and Procedures, including Confidentiality, Access to client records, Complaints procedure, Health & Safety, Equal Opportunities and Adult Protection.


  1. To carry out all the functions and responsibilities of the post with due regard to the Council’s Equal Opportunities Policy, participate in the development of services to meet the needs of the multiracial community, ensuring the continuing appraisal of antiracist and anti-sexist policies and procedures.

Pay: £32.37 Umbrella