Qualified Habilitation Specialist (Children & Young People), The Guide Dogs for the Blind Association, Birmingham
- Organisation: The Guide Dogs for the Blind Association
- Salary: £25,607 – £27,115
- Salary info: 35 hours per week, permanent contract
- Job Type: Full time
- Closing date: 31 March 2014
- Location: Birmingham
The National Blind Children’s Society, part of the Guide Dogs Family, provides habilitation (mobility and independence) services to children and young people who are blind or partially sighted, to support them in getting out and about, and to help them gain confidence and independence. As a qualified Habilitation Specialist you will deliver specialist services which support the Guide Dogs Family’s strategic objectives and bring freedom and independence to blind and partially sighted people.
The main purpose of this role will be to provide mobility and independence assessments and, as appropriate, to design and implement relevant work programmes for children and young people who are blind or partially sighted form birth to 25 years of age.
Our vision – We want a society in which blind and partially-sighted people enjoy the same freedom of movement as everyone else.
Our purpose – We will deliver the guide dog service and other mobility services, as well as breaking down barriers – both physical and legal – to enable blind and partially-sighted people to get around on their own.
My Guide Service
My Guide is a pilot to trial a service that uses trained volunteers to help people out of their homes and to re/establish links with their local community and meet new people. It is hoped that the service will:
- Reduce social isolation amongst people who are blind or partially sighted
- Develop confidence, to encourage greater inclusion and independent mobility.
- Improve physical and mental well-being by providing support to enable participation in a range of social and recreational activities.
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