Vacancies

Habilitation Specialist

We are looking for a Habilitation Specialist to support our pupils at the Royal Blind School and pupils in the wider community through our Outreach Team. You will work in the delivery of programmes to support pupils in developing safe and effective Orientation, Mobility and Independent Living skills with the aim of assisting the children and young people to become as independent as possible.

The Royal Blind School, in Edinburgh is a leading provider of specialist education services for children and young people with a visual impairment, including those with additional support needs. As a Grant Aided Independent Special School, we deliver education and support for day and residential pupils aged 5 to 19 years.

If you have an appropriate qualification and experience of working with children and young people with a vision impairment and additional needs, we would love to hear from you. Please click on Read More or Apply Now and read the attached document for more information.

We are highly committed to the professional development of all our staff and the post holder will access comprehensive training and development opportunities.

The post is subject a PVG Scheme Record/Update for regulated work with children.

If you require any of the information relating to this role in an alternative format, please email people@sightscotland.org.uk

Location: Edinburgh | Service: Royal Blind School | Closing Date: 11/08/2021

Residential Care Workers

We are looking for caring, creative, forward thinking and dedicated people to join our Residential Care Worker team within Adult Services at Sight Scotland which is the new name for Royal Blind.

Our Residential team take pride in promoting good relationships with our young adults to empower and encourage a sense of achievement.

Our service comprises of four houses in Edinburgh providing day to day support to adults with a vision impairment as well as other disabilities. The post involves shift working over 24 hours, 7 days per week.

Applicants must have an HNC in Social Care plus all eight SVQ 3 units or an equivalent qualification which will be essential for registration with the SSSC or appropriate professional body.

If you have relevant experience in a similar role and have an interest in or experience in additional support needs, then please click on Apply Now for more information on the role.

Posts are subject to PVG Scheme Record/Update.

If you require any of the information relating to this role in an alternative format, please email people@sightscotland.org.uk


Location: Edinburgh | Service: Forward Vision | Closing Date: 11/08/2021

Senior Residential Care Worker

We are looking for an enthusiastic, caring, creative, forward thinking and dedicated person to help manage our Residential Care Worker team within Adult Services. You will ensure our residents receive the highest quality of care and support. Our team take pride in promoting good relationships with our young adults to empower and encourage a sense of achievement.

You will come to us with proven experience of leading a team supporting people with Vision Impairment and Additional Support Needs, disabilities or medical conditions. Ideally, you will have excelled in this in a similar setting. Our development programme will help and encourage you to develop skills in working with our clients.

Working as part of a multi-disciplinary team will be second nature to you as will your ability to adapt and respond positively to the unexpected. You will have a key role to play in the implementation and administration associated with care plans, rotas, health and safety and other records and in making sure everyone works within our policies and procedures.

You must hold an HNC in Social Care plus SVQ 4 (or an equivalent qualification) and be eligible to register with SSSC (or another appropriate professional body). This post is subject to a PVG Record/Update. All our residents need 24-hour support, so we need you to be able to work shifts, including weekends, sleepovers and on-call.

Sight Scotland is the new name for Royal Blind, if you want to be part of our amazing work and if this sounds like an interesting new opportunity, please click on the apply button.

Posts are subject to PVG Scheme Record/Update.

If you require any of the information relating to this role in an alternative format, please email people@sightscotland.org.uk



Location: Edinburgh | Service: Forward Vision | Closing Date: 11/08/2021

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