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About the job

Salary: £29,577 - £32,234 a year, plus £963 essential car user allowance
Hours per week: 37
Contract type: Permanent

We have a highly rewarding opportunity as a Rehabilitation Officer (Visual Impairment) working with some of the most vulnerable and challenging service users with a focus on promoting their independence and confidence.

In this vital role, you will be receiving and coordinating referrals for adults and children, completing holistic assessments and devising programmes of rehabilitation within people’s homes and their community. You will deliver training and provide specialist advice in areas such as orientation and mobility, independent living and communication skills.

You will be joining a highly motivated and supportive team delivering Sensory Services across our diverse town.

About you

You will need proven experience in the rehabilitation of visually impaired, dual sensory and deafblind people.

Your experience working both independently and as part of a multidisciplinary team will be essential in ensuring you meet the needs of service users, their families and carers, as well as all internal and external professionals.

Our ideal candidate will have a strength based approach and be creative and innovative, adopting new technologies and implementing change.

Applicants for this public-facing post will need to demonstrate excellent communication skills, maintain high quality records and write clear, concise reports.

It is essential that you have a Dip HE in Rehabilitation studies or degree (lasting at least 2 years full time or equivalent if completed part time, or if qualifying prior to the 2 year course, at least 3 years professional work experience with this customer group).

So, if you think you can be an asset to the team, please do not hesitate to get in touch. We look forward to receiving your application.

Join us and help us “realise the remarkable” every day.

Additional information

We offer a range of excellent staff benefits which include:

- flexible working arrangements - we welcome requests for flexible working arrangements including part-time hours and alternative working patterns
- 24/7 independent Employee Assistance Programme (EAP)
- generous holiday entitlement with the option to buy up to 20 days
- local government pension with generous employer contribution
- excellent support and development
- relocation package available up to £8,500 (subject to meeting eligibility criteria)
- half price season ticket on Thameslink train line
- discounted shopping including gym membership and Vauxhall cars
- Luton Council is proud to offer a Housing Brokerage Service for Key Workers to help and support eligible employees in finding suitable housing

Application process

Because of the nature of this job, it will be necessary for the appropriate level of criminal record disclosure to be undertaken. This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and therefore applicants are required to declare all unspent cautions and convictions; and also any adult cautions (simple or conditional), and spent convictions that are not protected as defined by the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (as amended in 2020).

A person’s criminal record will not in itself prevent a person from being appointed to this post. Applicants will not be refused posts because of offences which are not relevant to, and do not place them at or make them a risk in, the role for which they are applying. However in the event of the employment being taken up, any failure to disclose such offence, as detailed above, will result in dismissal or disciplinary action by the Authority.

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