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Habilitation Specialist

Vacancy Details

Salary: £26,802 to £28,381 + £4105 per annum
Location: London
Region: London
Job Type: Grade 4
Category: Fixed Term Contract- Full Time
Closing Date: 11/20/2018
Date Posted: 11/06/2018
Reference: 0000026750


Please note: we reserve the right to close any of our vacancies early.

Vacancy Details

Contract Type: 1 year fixed term contract, maternity cover.
Location: London Mobility Team; Thanet Street, London
Hours: 35 per week; however, part-time applications up to a minimum of 3 days per week would be considered.
Interview dates: 6th December
Salary: £26,802 to £28,381 per annum plus £4105 per annum London MT allowance.

We cannot provide sponsorship for the role.

As this role requires an Enhanced Disclosure check the start date for the successful candidate will only be confirmed upon receipt of the check.

An exciting opportunity has presented itself for a Habilitation Specialist to become an integral member of the London Mobility Team.

As a Habilitation Specialist you will deliver specialist habilitation (mobility and independence) services which support the Guide Dogs Family’s strategic objectives and bring independence and freedom to blind and partially sighted children and young people.

Within this role you will be responsible for;

•    Assessing the needs and capabilities of children and young people (CYP) with a visual impairment (VI) and produce appropriate training programmes and recommendations as required.
•    Planning, implementing and reviewing habilitation programmes for Children & Young People with Visual Impairments.
•    Providing advice, information and assistance to parents, carers and others in close contact with Children & Young People.

In your application, you will need to evidence, using specific examples, how your skills and experience meet the criteria laid out in the person specification, within the Job Description below.

Requirements include;

•    Experience of teaching mobility and independence skills to children and young people with visual impairments in home, school and community settings.
•    Nationally recognised qualification in habilitation training for children and young people with visual impairment
•    Understanding of legislation relating to children and to disability

For more information on this role, the requirements and our benefits package, please see the documents attached below.

How to apply: Applications can be made using the online application form. As part of our safer recruitment policy, we do not accept CVs for job applications.

Working at Guide Dogs

Working at Guide Dogs is much more than just a job. Through the values that guide our work, we make a real difference, and change lives.

We believe that wellbeing at work is about creating an environment to promote a state of contentment which allows all employees to flourish and achieve their full potential for the benefit of themselves and for Guide Dogs.

As a member of staff, we offer you a wide range of benefits to suit your individual needs. These include; 26 days’ holiday plus bank holidays (rising to 28 days after 3 years' service), flexible benefits package and a defined contribution group personal pension plan.


Guide Dogs welcomes applications from all sections of the community and actively encourages diversity to maximise achievements, creativity and good practice. We positively welcome, and seek to ensure we achieve diversity in our workforce and that all job applicants and employees receive equal and fair treatment, regardless of age, race, gender, religion, sexual orientation, disability or nationality. We encourage applications from disabled people as they are currently under-represented in the organisation and guarantee an interview to all disabled applicants who meet the essential criteria for the job.


Guide Dogs is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all children, young people and adults at risk of harm with whom we work. We expect all our employees and volunteers to fully share this commitment.


Salary: £26,802 to £28,381 + £4105 per annum
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