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Community Support Worker

Visibility Scotland is now seeking to recruit a full-time (35 hours per week) Community Support Worker to provide support to visually impaired people living in Kirkcudbright, Newton Stewart, Dalbeattie, Castle Douglas and Stranraer.

 

Due to the large geographical area covered by the post, a clean driver’s licence and access to a car are essential. We will also accept applications from those who have access to a car via their access to work support, as long as the driver has a clean driving licence.

 

The role is offered on a fixed-term basis until 31 March 2025. 

 

About the community project

Visibility Scotland delivers community projects that aim to increase independence for those living with a sensory impairment.  By taking our wide range of support services out into the local community, we ensure that everyone with a sensory loss, regardless of their circumstances, can benefit from all support services. The Out and About project is a one-year pilot project funded by Dumfries and Galloway Health and Social Care Partnership.

 

This post is key to the success of our work in Dumfries and Galloway. The Community Support Worker will be part of Visibility Scotland’s holistic team, which works with people with sensory impairment.

 

Who we are looking for

Due to the nature of this post, the Community Worker will be multi-skilled and confident in building relationships with people at all levels. A resourceful, flexible approach is necessary, with the ability to listen and build a rapport with service users and professionals alike, while managing a heavy caseload and a variety of demands.

 

We need someone with a ‘can do’ attitude. Some evening and weekend work may be required at times.

 

About the role

The role is a multi-faceted one. The two main strands are:

  • Information and wellbeing
  • Building confidence to get out and about in the community

 

You can expect to:

  • support people to understand the sight loss pathway
  • deliver information to visually impaired people and their families in an easy-to-understand way
  • make appropriate referrals to community and national organisations
  • teach people to develop the skills that will maximise their remaining vision and help to maintain their independence
  • demonstrate and advise on assistive technology.

 

A full job description and person specification is available from the links below.

 

How to apply

Please complete the attached application form and equality monitoring form.  CVs will not be accepted.  The closing date has been extended until Monday 27 May at noon. Application forms can be emailed to paul.hanlon@nullvisibilityscotland.org.uk

 

Alternatively, you can post the application form to us at 2 Queen’s Crescent, Glasgow, G4 9BW.

 

Interviews are scheduled for the week commencing 3 June in Dumfries.

 

Job description, application form, equal opportunities form and privacy notice. Previous applicants need not reapply. 

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Visibility Scotland application form

Equal-Opportunities-Form

Visibility Scotland Privacy Notice

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Written by: Paul Hanlon

Posted on the: April 5, 2024
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