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Orientation & Mobility Specialist

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Summary
Salary: £27,472 to £29,091 pro rata per annum
Location: Nottingham
Region: East Midlands
Job Type: Grade 4
Category: Fixed Term Contract- Part Time
Closing Date: 01/26/2020
Date Posted: 10/23/2019
Reference: 0000029259

Description

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

Vacancy Details

Contract Type: 6 Month FTC
Location: Nottingham - covering Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire and Lincolnshire.
Hours: 21 hours over three days
Working pattern: 9am – 5pm
Interview date: TBC
Salary: £27,472 to £29,091 pro rata per annum

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. 

As a qualified Orientation Mobility Specialist, you will deliver specialist mobility services bring freedom and independence to people who are blind or partially sighted. This will include the following accountabilities;

- Assessing and reviewing the orientation and mobility needs and capabilities of customers.
- Customer Training. 
- Excellent communication skills.

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;

- To be qualified as either a Mobility Instructor, Orientation and Mobility Specialist of Rehabilitation Worker or equivalent.
- Knowledge of residual vision assessment and training, vision and hearing, mobility equipment, and complex disabilities.
- Experience of working with people who are blind or partially sighted. 

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 an employer we are committed to promoting and protecting the physical and mental health of all our staff.

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. 

Diversity

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 invite to interview for all disabled applicants who meet the essential criteria for the job.

Safeguarding

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.

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