Rehabilitation Officer Sensory (Visual Impairment)
Location: Greater Manchester
Pay rate: £35 per hour
We are looking for an experienced and passionate Rehabilitation Officer Sensory (Visual Impairment). The successful candidate will work to provide direct support for service users and their families in accordance with statutory responsibilities and local and national policies and procedures in order to secure positive outcomes for the customer.
The successful candidate will work with City Council colleagues, partner agencies and stakeholders to effectively manage and plan for present and future risk situations of service users.
You will assess and plan person-centred packages to meet the individual needs of service users to promote their independence. You will also supervise and develop students and trainees and actively contribute to the development of other staff.
Perfect candidate will be:
In this role you will:
- DipHE in VI Rehabilitation Studies or equivalent (essential)
- Post qualification experience, along with experience of working with complex cases desirable.
- Willing to consent to and apply for a Disclosure and Barring Check.
- Will understand the main eye disorders, their functional impact and associated physical or mental impairments. Significantly the role holder must understand and address the emotional impact of sight loss and the impact on the person’s family, friends and carers.
- Develop and manage a relationship to support service users and their families in line with statutory obligations through complex decision making to allow service users to access improved future opportunities.
- In conjunction with partner agencies and stakeholders, effectively assess and plan service users individual needs to ensure positive outcomes for Manchester residents.
- Develop positive and effective solutions in all aspects of service delivery and engagement, focusing on the quality of outcomes for service users.
- Collaborate with internal and external colleagues and stakeholders to actively contribute to the development and delivery of the service within Manchester City Council and partner organisations.
- Engage with stakeholders in the private and public sectors and across local communities to encourage a collaborative and transparent approach that promotes service users needs across a range of existing and new initiatives.
- Efficiently maintain accurate and appropriate records in accordance with statutory targets and City Council, local and national policy and procedures to evidence achievement of service targets and improvements in delivery.
- Roles at this level may be required to manage a range of assigned resources, which may be human, financial or other, to ensure continuous improvement in service delivery. Staff management duties may be either through direct line management of a team (including appraisals, performance management and other duties) or through matrix management of a virtual team of officers.
- Personal commitment to continuous self development and service improvement.
- Through personal example, open commitment and clear action, ensure diversity is positively valued, resulting in equal access and treatment in employment, service delivery and communications
- Undertake a needs-led assessment to identify the rehabilitation needs of individuals with a visual impairment and their carers in line with the Department’s policies and procedures. They will ensure the assessment identifies individual potential and directly involves the individual service user and/or their carer according to departmental procedures and policies.
- Deliver an effective and high quality rehabilitation and advisory service to people with sensory impairment, including the assessment of individual needs, developing packages of care, provision of equipment and meeting the needs of carers. The role holder will be suitably qualified to provide rehabilitation including the following;
- a) Mobility and Orientation training
- b) Communication
- c) Daily Living Skills
- d) Social/Personal Needs
This is an agency post and Pertemps can offer you:-
- Work in partnership with the citizen/or carer to prepare a written care plan which will also identify any unmet need.
- Engage informal support, seek resolutions in conflicts and mobilise various parts of statutory, voluntary and independent services as and when appropriate.
- Prepare and produce a variety of high quality and professional written documentation on behalf of the City Council in accordance with national and local policies and procedures and within agreed timescales.
- Work in conjunction with and providing consultation to partner agencies, NHS, Voluntary, other sectors and citizen’s representative groups, to deliver effective planning for adults with a visual impairment and their families/carers to ensure positive outcomes.
- Ensure that the practice of ethical record keeping is observed and recording is evidence based, accurate and up to date.
- Take an active role in team and service development. This may include supervising new staff and students and leading in the development of policies, procedures and training activities, supporting the Team Manager in achieving and sustaining a high performance culture within the team. .
Dedicated consultant who has access to all roles across the UK and is available for you to speak to, easy registration process, referral schemes and incentives, ongoing compliance managed for you, prompt and reliable payroll and lots more.
This role is ideally located for those travelling from Bolton, Bury , Oldham, Rochdale, Stockport, Trafford, Ashton under Lyne, Macclesfield, Warrington, Wigan, Huddersfield, St Helen, Widnes, Manchester, Liverpool, Wirral.