Eye Clinic Liaison Officer (ECLO)
You will join us as an Eye Clinic Liaison Officer becoming a vital member of the team working directly with people who have sight loss.
Eye Clinic Liaison Officer Responsibilities:
- Provide critical emotional support, information and advice within a hospital setting at Alder Hey Children’s Hospital.
- This role is to extent an existing service where we have an established ECLO in post one day per week.
- Support people with sight loss by identifying their needs.
- Signpost or refer service users, carers, family and friends to other services in the region.
Eye Clinic Liaison Officer Requirements:
- Experience of working with people with sight loss or a recent experience of working in a similar role, or other related health / social care role - this is essential.
- Qualification in rehabilitation studies, nursing, occupational therapy, optometry or significant health and social care qualification.
- Experience of delivering health or social care support services to adults and children.
- Communication and organisation skills, together with being a proficient user of databases and Microsoft Office packages.
About RNIB Royal National Institute of Blind People:
We're the Royal National Institute of Blind People (RNIB) and we're here for everyone affected by sight loss. Working for us means working for one of the UK's biggest charities, supporting almost two million people living with sight loss in the UK.
RNIB is committed to being led by our customers (blind and partially sighted people), and one of the ways we do this is through active involvement and engagement in many of our work activities, including the recruitment of new members of staff.
RNIB is committed to being an Equal Opportunities organisation and we welcome applications from people with sight loss.
Location: Alder Hey Hospital, Liverpool, L14 5AB
Job type: Part Time, Permanent, 18 hours per week
Salary: £25,482 per annum Pro Rata
Closing date: Sun 6th October 2019
Interviews will be held: Wednesday 23rd October 2019
Appointment is subject to an enhanced DBS check for engaging in regulated work with children and adults with sight loss.
Please be aware that blind and partially sighted volunteers may be involved in the recruitment and selection process for this vacancy; including reviewing job applications and CV's, shortlisting and interviews and selection tests.
You may have experience of the following: Specialist Support Worker, Social Care, Social Worker, Nurse, Occupational Therapist, Healthcare Assistant, Healthcare Worker, Care Worker, Care Staff, Complex Needs, Charity, Charities, Third Sector, NFP, Not for Profit etc.