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Intervention Worker (VI)

Location: Birmingham 
Salary: £21,867 per annum
Hours: 37 hours  

Do you have prior experience and passion for working with people with a sight loss? Perhaps you have a background working for a Charity, within an equipment service or even a specialist disability employment service? Would you like to be the part of their success story by supporting them into employment? If so, we would love to hear from you! No previous employment experience needed as we are fully committed to training and upskilling you

We are seeking an Employment Intervention Worker (Visual Impairment) to join our Employment team to deliver high quality one to one pre- and post-employment support and mentoring to our inactive and unemployed service users who have sight loss.

As part of the role you will be required to support the service user’s progression using a mix of holistic support, challenge and mentoring techniques, keeping a focus on achieving sustainable employment and/or training/education at all times. Liaising with partner agencies to deliver a joined up offer. Maintain up to date records of action planning and support provided and report on monitoring information.

  • Experience of working with people who have a Visual Impairment, in a 1-1 or group capacity.
  • Knowledge of a range of Visual Impairment conditions.
  • An understanding of the barriers faced by people with a Visual Impairment, such as Social barriers and barriers to technology especially in the labor market and how these can be overcome.
  • We are looking for someone who is passionate about working with people with a Visual Impairment and motivated to action change and improve employment accessibility for our VI Service Users.
  • Have or able to develop relationship with stakeholders/organisations
  • Employment experience – however this is not essential as training will be provided
  • Sound knowledge of Safeguarding and GDPR
  • Good level of English as recording case notes is essential in this role.

In return, we offer generous annual leave entitlement, Employee Assistance Program, Health Cash Plan, Occupational Sick Pay scheme, flexible TOIL scheme. We invest generously in training and development programmes, providing sponsorship to pursue formal professional qualifications and the opportunity to learn and develop sign language skills.

Closing date: Monday 22nd February 2021

Interview date: To be confirmed

To apply, you can complete our application form online or download our application form or contact jobs@bid.org.uk

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