Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
£22,000 - £24,000 per year
Permanent, Full-time
Job description

We are looking to recruit an Outreach Worker to join our Client Services Team.

In this exciting role you will contribute to our front-line work with people experiencing visual impairment in the community.

Responsible for the South Cambridgeshire and City region, you will work with visually impaired people through a combination of one-to-one home visits, and peer support groups.

Working closely with the Mobile Support Lead (who delivers Equipment and Technology demonstrations from our purpose-built van), you will demonstrate low vision aids, equipment and technology to enable visually impaired people to gain their independence.

You will offer a comprehensive information, advice, casework and advocacy service to visually impaired people, including providing support to apply for benefits, concessions and individual grants, and referrals to other organisations.

You will develop and deliver a range of sports and leisure activities and outings for visually impaired people within your region.

The closing date for this role is noon on Friday 4th December 2020, with interviews scheduled for the week commencing Monday 7th December 2020.

 

About You

We are looking for a dynamic, energetic and outgoing individual who communicates well and thrives on building relationships.

You will need to be flexible and responsive and able to manage your own workload.

Knowledge of low vision and blindness, and low vision aids and equipment are desirable but not essential as training will be provided.

Previous experience in support worker position is desirable.

It goes without saying that you will need a full, valid driving license.

 

About Us

Established in 1912, Cam Sight is a Cambridgeshire charity dedicated to supporting local people of all ages living with low vision and blindness.

We offer a broad range of services including information, advice and advocacy; practical and emotional support; leisure and sports activities; and aids, equipment and technology to enhance independence, wellbeing and inclusion.

 

 

 

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Cam Sight is a Cambridgeshire charity that supports local people of all ages living with low vision and blindness to live the lives they choose... Read more

Posted on: 19 November 2020
Closing date: 04 December 2020
Tags: Social Care/Development, Social Work

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