Sight Service         

Aiming to enable visually impaired people to enjoy the quality of life others take for granted.
Big enough to cope,
small enough to care
Sight Service is the leading local provider of services and support for people who are visually impaired and live in Gateshead, South Tyneside and surrounding areas.
Our advice, information and support can enable visually impaired people to have the quality of life which many sighted people take for granted.
We also promote greater public awareness of sight loss and work towards achieving better and more accessible public services for visually impaired people.
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Job Title: Rehabilitation Officer – Visual Impairment
Location: Gateshead, Tyne and Wear
Salary: £22,330 - £25,000 pro rata (depending on qualifications and experience)
Hours: 28 to 35 hours per week
Contract type: Permanent
Accountable to: The Director of Services
Closing date for applications: Monday 28th November 2016

We are seeking to recruit a rehabilitation officer to join our highly regarded service delivery team. The team works with individuals over the age of 18, their families and carers across the boroughs of Gateshead and South Tyneside in Tyne and Wear.

We require a worker with a diploma/degree in rehabilitation studies (visual impairment) or equivalent who is able to:
Plan, implement, review and evaluate individual rehabilitation programmes including independent living skills, orientation and mobility and communication skills;
  Provide a wide range of structured low vision therapy programmes to enhance the visual efficiency of people with low vision and to provide support in our integrated low vision clinic;
      Offer specialist advice, information and support to service users, families, carers and associated professionals.

For a detailed job description and person specification or for an informal discussion about the position please contact Susan Coulson, Director of Services on 0191 478 5959 or email