Atherton, Greater Manchester
Liverpool, Merseyside
£27,472.00 - £32,500 per year
Permanent, Full-time
Job description

Please note: we reserve the right to close any of our vacancies early.

Vacancy Details

Contract type: Permanent

Location: North West

Hours: 35 hours per week

Working pattern: Monday to Friday, 9am-5pm

Interview dates: w/c 18th November

Salary: £27,472 to £32,500 per annum

We cannot provide sponsorship for the role.

As this role requires an Enhanced Disclosure check the start date for the successful candidate will only be confirmed upon receipt of the check.

The Role

The overall purpose of the Qualified Habilitation Specialist is to deliver specialist habilitation (mobility and independence) services which support the Guide Dog’s strategic objectives and bring independence and freedom to blind and partially sighted children and young people. The ideal candidate will have a technical understanding of the needs of Children & Young People in relation to the range of current products and services available from Guide Dogs and partner agencies with whom we work.

About You

In your application, you will need to evidence, using specific examples, how your skills and experience meet the criteria laid out in the person specification, within the Job Description below. Requirements include;

  • Can evidence the ability to work safely with children and young people.

  • Ability to work directly with children and young people and their parents/guardians to carry out effective habilitation programmes, including low vision training.

  • Ability to liaise effectively with other professionals/agencies.

  • Knowledge of range of resources available to Children & Young People with visual impairment.

For more information on this role, the requirements and our benefits package, please see the documents attached on our site.

How to apply: Applications can be made using the online application form. As part of our safer recruitment policy, we do not accept CVs for job applications.

Working at Guide Dogs

Working at Guide Dogs is much more than just a job. Through the values that guide our work, we make a real difference, and change lives.

We believe that wellbeing at work is about creating an environment to promote a state of contentment which allows all employees to flourish and achieve their full potential for the benefit of themselves and for Guide Dogs.

As a member of staff, we offer you a wide range of benefits to suit your individual needs. These include; 26 days’ holiday plus bank holidays (rising to 28 days after 3 years' service), flexible benefits package and a defined contribution group personal pension plan.


Guide Dogs welcomes applications from all sections of the community and actively encourages diversity to maximise achievements, creativity and good practice. We positively welcome, and seek to ensure we achieve diversity in our workforce and that all job applicants and employees receive equal and fair treatment, regardless of age, race, gender, religion, sexual orientation, disability or nationality. We encourage applications from disabled people as they are currently under-represented in the organisation and guarantee an invite to interview for all disabled applicants who meet the essential criteria for the job.


Guide Dogs is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all children, young people and adults at risk of harm with whom we work. We expect all our employees and volunteers to fully share this commitment.

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Refreshed on: 30 October 2019
Closed date: 13 November 2019
Job ref: 0000034248
Tags: Practitioner

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