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Sensory Impairment Officer (Lincolnshire)
Overall Purpose of the Role:
The Sensory Impairment Officer role is part of a team of 18 staff providing assessments; rehabilitation; equipment advice and practical support to sensory impaired people within Lincolnshire. This role is to support the Rehabilitation Officers in providing holistic person centred assessments of need and agreed outcomes. The focus of this role is primarily to provide support to people with visual loss, however, flexibility is required within the team and at times it may be necessary to provide support to people with sensory needs across the board.
Key Accountabilities and Responsibilities:
- Making service users aware of and giving instruction in daily living skills, knowledge and use of appropriate equipment under the guidance of the Rehabilitation Officers.
- To contribute to the provision of assessments for appropriate environmental equipment, leading to agreed outcomes for service user where appropriate
- In consultation with key professionals and potential service users, develop and provide an outreach VI/HI service offering advice, maintenance, support, information and signposting.
- Work with volunteers to help deliver the outreach drop in service, encouraging their learning and development in the provision of equipment and support.
- To keep, monitor and maintain electronic files and statistics to produce monthly reports, outcomes and other written material as required and agreed with the Service Manager.
- To work with the Senior Officers and other team members as appropriate to undertake evaluation activities amongst service users, family/carers and other appropriate professionals.
- In conjunction with the Senior Officers and other team members, to work with local agencies and statutory services, voluntary and community organisations, to raise awareness of the impact of sensory loss (hearing; sight loss & Deafblind) to enable service users to fully integrate and participate in their local communities.
- To have an understanding of the relevant legislation concerning the Local Authorities responsibilities and duties to people with a sensory loss.
- To carry out the duties and responsibilities of the post at all times in compliance with all policies, but especially Equal opportunities and Health & Safety including Lone working.
Dimensions of the Role:
- Provide Sensory Impaired People with an holistic assessment of need.
- Provide equipment; advice and practical support to enable the sensory impaired person to maintain their independence.
- to the Senior Rehabilitation HI/VI
- Based in Lincolnshire
- Willingness to participate in training as required.
- Access to own transport is essential.