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Graduate Diploma in Low Vision Rehabilitation

Seeking Expressions of Interest from qualified Rehabilitation Workers to help deliver the Graduate Diploma in Low Vision Rehabilitation Glasgow


Caledonian University will be running the Graduate Diploma in Low Vision Rehabilitation programme from Jan 2023.

We are looking for individuals experienced in Visual Rehabilitation to join our team of GCU Lecturers in providing some teaching on the programme. The skills and attributes of those who may be eligible to apply are detailed below.

You will be required to update and deliver existing lectures to those taking the course and also to assess performance in practical-based skills. Teaching will be delivered online in the virtual learning area and also in blocks of teaching at the university. The blocks (3-5 days) are proposed to take place between March 2023 and Nov 2023.

Ideally, applicants should be experienced in orientation and mobility training, low vision and everyday living skills however applicants may be more experienced in some areas than others and may be selected to contribute to select elements of the course.

It is envisaged that the number of days required to teach at the university will be between 15 and 20 depending on the skills of the applicants. Online teaching may also be required.

  • Recognised qualification as a Rehabilitation worker or equivalent discipline
  • Qualified rehabilitation worker for at least 5 years for mobility and orientation elements of the course
  • Experience of teaching and assessment
  • Experience of delivering training
  • IT skills (Word, PowerPoint, teams, social media, etc.)
  • Extensive knowledge and experience of low vision, assistive technologies, everyday living skills and vision rehabilitation, 5 years minimum experience
  • In-depth knowledge of the current social care agenda and blind and partial sight registration
  • Experience working with a range of professionals
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Ability to work as part of a team and to work independently
  • Have the support of their manager to be able to contribute to the teaching blocks

The exact dates will be confirmed once we have decided on the team of lecturers but as much notice will be given as possible. It is likely that those appointed will be at the university 2-3 days in teaching weeks however in some cases a full week may be required depending on the lecturing schedule to be confirmed with those appointed.

Those appointed will be paid as an occasional lecturer for work undertaken on an hourly rate of £24.58. Each lecturer can expect to do between 10 and 28 days of practical training depending on scheduling and the skills of those appointed. Those appointed will be expected to contribute to the development of face-to-face teaching weeks, oversee the progress of practice in the work placements as well as delivery of training in GCU and assessment of the students.

If you think you could support deliver this course, please submit a note of interest to  Dr Nadia Northway Programme Lead and Simon Labbett (RWPN) by the 5th of January 2023.

The topics that require specialist input are: Assistive Technology, Orientation and Mobility and Activities of Daily Living. Please state on your note of interest which areas you can deliver; the course modules are written the appointed lecturer will deliver the sessions with stewardship from GCU.

Note of interest to be submitted to and Nadia Northway

Closing date is the 6th of January, with a view to interviews to be held on the 19th of January pm.

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Written by: Paul Hanlon

Posted on the: November 21, 2022
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