Habilitation and Mobility Officer, Royal School for the Blind Liverpool


The Royal School for the Blind (RSB), Liverpool offers educational placements for children with visual impairments and moderate to severe learning disabilities.  Placements at the school are for both day and residential children.  

It is the aim of the School to provide the highest educational and care opportunities for all our children. The ages of the children range from 2 – 19 years old. 

Habilitation and Mobility Officer

Start Date: Autumn Term
Salary: NJC Scale Point 25 – 27 (£29577 – £31346 for full time equivalent). The salary will be pro-ratered down to reflect term time only contract and therefore would be £25026 – £26523)
Location: Church Road North, Wavertree, Liverpool L15 6TQ
Hours: Full time, 37 hours per week, Term time only.
Contract term:  Permanent

We require the services of a Habilitation and Mobility Officer to maximise the independence of children and young people with visual impairments through targeted Mobility and Life Skills training. We are looking for a motivated and suitably experienced person to contribute to our sensory services on site. This is an opportunity to work with a committed therapy team that supports children with a range of visual impairments and complex needs.

The role is to review the needs of all children and develop individual programmes based on their needs, provide support and training for staff to contribute to the programmes, actively engage in relevant meetings, liaise with a range of professionals and support parents.

You will have excellent communication skills, be a team player, keen to promote the needs of our children, the school’s vision and to strive for excellence across all age ranges of the School. It is desirable that you will have experience of working with children with multiple disabilities, emotional and behavioural difficulties and visual impairment. You will have a flexible outlook, be enthusiastic and have good listening skills with the ability to be firm but compassionate in nature. The successful candidate will have a nationally recognised qualification in habilitation of children and young people.

Safeguarding: The Charity considers safeguarding as its highest priority and fosters an active safeguarding culture. The post will be subject to a range of pre-employment checks, including an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check.

The School and Residential provision are rated Outstanding by Ofsted.

If you would like to apply for this job opportunity, please contact Fearghal Byrne (fearghal.byrne@rsblind.co.uk) to request the person specification, job description and application form.

Closing date: Friday 30th July 5pm
Shortlist: Monday 2nd August
Interviews: Thursday 5th August

The post will be subject to an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check.

For further information about us please visit our website www.rsblind.org

Return applications to: Email: alison.grier@rsblind.co.uk (please CC karen.bibby@rsblind.co.uk) or post to Alison Grier, The Royal School for the Blind Church Road North, Wavertree, Liverpool L15 6TQ.
Tel:  0151 733 1012