Qualified Habilitation Specialist

Job Summary
Contract Type:
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Full time
Advert Start Date:
Advert End Date:
15/04/2021 23:59
Grade 10 £31,346 - £34,728
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Employment Location:
An approved team location.
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Closing date:
15 Apr
Further Information

Children and Young People's Services
SEND and INCLUSION Sensory/Physical Team

Qualified Habilitation Specialist
Grade 10 £31,346 - £34,728

We are seeking to appoint an enthusiastic and committed Qualified Habilitation Specialist or Qualified Rehabilitation Officer willing to undertake the Graduate Diploma: Habilitation Work – Working with Children and Young People – Top Up Degree - BSc (Hons). In order to provide the mobility training and independent living skills support required by children and young people (0-19 years old) who have a visual impairment.

The post is currently based at Belmont C of E Primary School in Durham and involves travelling, to work with children in their home, pre-school settings, schools, and colleges and within the local community.

You will need your own transport arrangements to enable you to travel distances between schools and family homes across County Durham.

You will be providing advice and training to parents/carers and a range of education, health and social care professionals as part of multi-disciplinary working. You should have a flexible approach to work and have excellent interpersonal skills.

The successful applicant will be required to apply for a Disclosure and Barring Service Enhanced Disclosure.

Please contact our office if you have any further questions about this post and Cath Ridley, Team Leader for Children with Visual Impairment or Multiple Disability and Sensory Impairment will respond to you as soon as possible:

SEND and Inclusion Sensory/Physical Team
Belmont CE Primary School
Buckinghamshire Road
Tel: 03000 264530
Email: CYPSsensoryteam@durham.gov.uk

It is expected interviews will take place week commencing 26th April 2021.

There is a proposed start date of September 2021 however, dependant on the appointed candidates experience this could be brought forward if required.

As a disability confident employer, we are committed to employing disabled people and people with health conditions making reasonable adjustments to support disabled applicants when required.

Apply on-line or for further assistance contact the Payroll & Employee Services Team on Telephone: 03000 267247 (24hr answerphone). Email: PESCYPS@durham.gov.uk

In line with the County Council’s Recruitment & Selection Policy, please note that we are unable to accept CV’s. Any information provided on CV’s will not be considered for short-listing purposes.

Please note that all communication regarding your application for this post will be sent to the email address that you have registered with North East Jobs, including your invite to interview if you are short-listed. Please check your email after the closing date for notification from ‘DONOTREPLY@NORTHEASTJOBS.ORG.UK’ as you will not be notified by any other means.