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Habilitation Specialist

Vacancy Details

Salary: £27,472 to £30,500 per annum
Location: Newcastle
Region: North East
Job Type: Grade 4
Category: Permanent- Full Time
Closing Date: 10/24/2019
Date Posted: 10/17/2019
Reference: 0000032113


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

Vacancy Details

Contract type: Permanent
Location: Newcastle (requires travel across the North East)
Hours: 35 hours per week 
Working pattern: Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm 
Interview dates: TBC
Salary: £27,472 to £30,500 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. 

The purpose of this role is to deliver specialist habilitation (mobility and independence) services which support the Guide Dog’s strategic objectives and bring independence and freedom to blind and partially sighted children and 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;

Can evidence the ability to work safely with children and young people.

Assessment and planning skills, effective communication skills, verbal and written.

Knowledge of range of resources available to Children & Young People with visual impairment, knowledge of child development.

Experience of teaching mobility and independence skills to children and young people with a visual impairment in home, school and community settings, experience in sensory training.

Experience of carrying out access and environmental audits.

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 invite to interview for 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: £27,472 to £30,500 per annum
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