Apprentice Rehabilitation Officer – Visual Impairment

Job Summary
Contract Type:
Fixed Term
Working Pattern:
Full time
Advert Start Date:
Advert End Date:
Closed for applications on 23/02/2020 23:59
£18,065 Annually
Hours per week:
37 hours per week
Job Category:
Social Care - Adult Service
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Post Number:
Closing date:
23 Feb
Further Information

The Council is offering an amazing career development opportunity for an individual to train through an Apprenticeship route to become a qualified Rehabilitation Officer (Visual Impairment) within Adult Services.

We are looking for an enthusiastic, motivated and committed individual who wants to make a difference and support the residents of our borough.

You will work in partnership with adults, carers and families in a range of different settings to support and promote positive change in people's lives in order to improve their wellbeing and independence.

You will learn to enable individuals with a visual impairment to be able to manage their mobility safely in the community, and provide support for them to manage everyday living tasks.

During your Apprenticeship you will be allocated to work across Adult Services in order to gain a wide understanding of Social Care Services.

The anticipated start date for this Apprenticeship is September 2020 subject to University enrolment.

Applicants must be available to attend a selection day at Birmingham City University on either Thursday 27 March or Thursday 18 June 2020.

Apprenticeship Qualification:
You will be committed to work towards a Degree in Rehabilitation Work (Visual Impairment) through an Apprenticeship route, allowing you to combine work and study, mixing on-the-job training with University learning. The course is delivered through 7 block teaching weeks throughout the academic year.

It is envisaged that Birmingham City University will be the nominated training provider for this Apprenticeship opportunity. Travel and accommodation will be provided.

Applicants must be available to attend Birmingham City University on the following proposed teaching weeks:
• 07 to 11 September 2020
• 12 to 16 October 2020
• 23 to 27 November 2020
• 04 to 08 January 2021
• 08 to 12 February 2021
• 22 to 03 April 2021
• 10 to 14 May 2021 – Assessment week groups A & B
• Or 17 to 21 May 2021 – Assessment week groups C & D
Future Prospects:
Upon successful completion of the apprenticeship, you will be offered a permanent 37 hour Rehabilitation Officer position with the Council.

Essential Requirements:
All candidates must meet the essential requirements set by both Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council and Birmingham City University which are outlined in the Person Specification. Please provide detail of how you meet the essential criteria on your application form.

All candidates must have evidence of a GCSE at grade 4 or above in English Language or equivalent e.g. GCSE grade C, Key Skills Level 2, Adult Literacy Level 2 or CSE grade 1 will be accepted.

The University has confirmed that applicants need 48 UCAS tariff points for this course. To assist with calculation of UCAS points see: https://www.ucas.com/ucas/tariff-calculator

For further details of the essential criteria please visit https://www.bcu.ac.uk/courses/rehabilitation-work-visual-impairment-fdsc-2020-21

Any offer of employment is subject to acceptance on the University course by Birmingham City University

Application Process:
To apply for this opportunity you must first submit an application form to Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council. An online application form is available from www.stockton.gov.uk/jobs.

Successful applicants will then need to secure a place on the degree course with Birmingham University via a further application and interview process.

If you would like an informal discussion about the post, please contact Angela Connor, Operational Lead on 01642 526156.

Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council ensures that all customers, both internal and external receive a consistently high quality level of service.

Please note
This job is closed for applications.