Trainee Habilitation Specialist – Children & Young People’s Team – Sight for Surrey

Trainee Habilitation Specialist – Children & Young People’s Team
Salary: £22,000 per annum pro rata
Part-time: 22 hours per week (some flexibly but must be available on Mondays, Tuesdays & weekends when events are running)
Mileage to be paid at 40p per mile.

This is a career progression opportunity leading to a qualified position as Habilitation Specialist (fulltime).

Sight for Surrey is offering an exciting opportunity to a person who is committed to making a difference to the lives children and young people. Sight for Surrey’s vision is to ensure that children and young people who are vision impaired are able to fulfil their potential and to have similar opportunities to their sighted peers.

In order to future proof our services we are seeking a trainee Habilitation Specialist who will work within the Children & Young People’s team while undertaking the Habilitation and Disabilities of Sight Graduate Diploma at University College London.

Requirements; First degree or a minimum qualification equivalent to QCF Level 4 plus experience working with children.

During the first year this post will work within the recreation part of the team. Planning and running activities for children and young people who have vision impairment or multi-sensory impairment aged from 0-18 years.

On successful completion of the first year of the course the worker will move into the post of Assistant Habilitation Specialist, progressing to Habilitation Specialist on qualification. The role of the Habilitation Specialist is to teach concepts that most children learn by seeing and strategies to manage life without vision developing independence, mobility and daily living skills.

The successful candidate will have experience of working with children and young people and be imaginative and creative. Experience of vision impairment or sign language would be an advantage. The post holder will need to be flexible working the 22 hours including Mondays, Tuesdays and during weekends when an activity has been planned. Attend university undertaking the Graduate Diploma in Habilitation and Disabilities of Sight (Children and Young People) at University College London, completing assignments, placement etc. in line with the requirements of the course.

For further details of the role please see the job description. An enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service will be required which will be arranged.
Closing date: 9th August 2020
Interview date: 13th August 2020

For an application pack for the above post, please contact Sandra Chenery by email:, Tel. 01372 869962, Fax: 01372 360767. Alternatively you may download the forms and job description from Sight for Surrey website:

Please send your completed application form, equal opportunities form and signed GDPR Privacy Notice to Sandra Chenery, email address as above or by post to Sight for Surrey, Rentwood, School Lane, Fetcham, Surrey KT22 9JX.

Sight for Surrey is an equal opportunities employer and accredited as Disability Confident.

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