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Orientation and Mobility Specialist

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Summary
Salary: £27,472 to £29,091 per annum
Location: Cardiff
Region: Wales
Job Type: Grade 4
Category: Permanent- Full Time
Closing Date: 08/04/2019
Date Posted: 07/15/2019
Reference: 0000032243

Description

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

Vacancy Details

Contract Type: Permanent

Location: Cardiff – Covering South Wales

Hours: 35 Hours per week

Working pattern: 9am – 5pm Monday to Friday

Interview dates: W/C 19th August

Salary: £27,472 to £29,091 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 Cardiff team are looking for an Orientation and Mobility Specialist to deliver services which support Guide Dogs strategic objectives and promote independence to people who are blind and partially sighted.  Through personalisation, the OMSp will provide specialist holistic assessment of customer needs that will improve their wellbeing.

Where appropriate this will include a whole-family and friends approach. The successful candidate will have a technical understanding of the needs of customers in relation to the range of current products and services available from Guide Dogs and other relevant organisations.

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;

·         Excellent communication and interpersonal skills

·         Qualification as either a Mobility Instructor or Rehabilitation Worker

·         Excellent problem-solving skills

·         Ability to provide emotional support

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.

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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Salary: £27,472 to £29,091 per annum
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