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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 30/03/2022.

Rehabilitation officer for Visual Impairment

Job Reference: 301-LBG-22-136592

Midlands Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
447 Leek & Biddulph - Sensory Team
£25,655 - £31,534

We are one of the largest integrated Health and Social Care providers, with an annual turnover of close to £400m, serving a population of 1.5m over a core geography of 2,400 square miles. Our portfolio of services includes mental health, learning disability and adult social care services across Staffordshire, Stoke-on-Trent and Shropshire. We provide a vast range of community services for adults and children and specialised services such as rheumatology and rehabilitation.

We have specialist mother and baby, eating disorder and medium secure forensic mental health services and contracts across the country for IAPT, addiction and some health services in prisons as well as hosting a network for inpatient mental health care for serving military personnel.

Recently, we have been shortlisted for Capsticks Award for innovation, Academi Wales Award for Excellence in Organisational Development, Health and Wellbeing Award – Public Sector at Personnel Today Awards 2021, we were finalists for the HSJ Value Award 2021 for People and Organisational Development Initiative of the Year and we were the winners of the HR impact Award at Personnel Today Awards 2021.

Employing around 8,500 employees, we are an innovative and forward thinking organisation with an ever expanding portfolio of services. This means we can offer our employees genuine opportunities to develop their careers by gaining experience across a number of specialisms. We are a Keele University Teaching Trust with a thriving Research and Innovation Department.

The Trust works in partnership with the NHS programme ‘Step into Health’, supporting ex-service personnel into a career in the NHS.

Rehabilitation Officer for Visual Impairment (ROVI) Band 5 – Staffordshire

This is a sought after opportunity to join the Countywide Sensory Team of specialist sensory staff consisting of Rehabilitation Officers for Visual Impairment (ROVI’s), Rehabilitation Officers for Hearing Impairment (ROHI’s) and Sensory Assessors (Social Care Assessor & Assistant Care Act Assessors) covering a large geographical area within Staffordshire. We are looking to recruit a ROVI to work across the County of Staffordshire. The base is dependent on negotiations with the appointed candidate.

As part of Adult Social Care with the Midlands Partnership Foundation NHS Trust (MPFT), the Sensory Team was established over 2 years ago with the aim of promoting the interests and wellbeing of all Staffordshire residents who experience significant difficulties associated with their sight loss and / or deafness. We are looking for a dynamic individual who can work autonomously with citizens who have complex sensory needs as well as supporting colleagues within health & social care to support with their knowledge and skills in working with this client group.

As a ROVI, you will be a highly valued member of our team and your expertise and specialism in the field of visual impairments will be vital in promoting client independence as well as improving awareness of sensory issues with our many partner agencies. You will be supported through regular supervision and personalised training opportunities to enhance your professional and career development. You will be encouraged to devise individual and creative rehabilitation plans for your citizens and seek to maintain the highest possible standards of assessment and support planning - empowering citizens to retain their independence and confidence in all aspects of their daily lives. You must be enthusiastic and positive with a strong commitment to the personalisation agenda and prioritising independence and empowerment.

The Sensory Team are committed to providing a first rate service to our clients, their family and carers. We are always striving to adapt to new technological advances relevant to the needs of citizens and seek to maintain the highest possible standards of assessment and support planning across the organisation.

MPFT is an integrated health and social care provider. In line with the Care Act 2014, the Equality Act 2010 and the DCB1605 NHS England Accessible Information Standards 2015, we are committed to providing a service to our citizens, their family and carers throughout Staffordshire.

For an informal discussion, please contact:

Sally Sandiford

Statutory Social Care Service Manager with Sensory Responsibilities

Telephone: 01538 332018 & Reception number: 01538 483278

Mobile: 07966 993204

Ali France

Sensory Team Leader (Staffordshire)

Direct Contacts:

Text / SMS: 07917 130114 (text only)



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MPFT is committed to the equality of opportunity for all with the right mix of talent, skills and potential and welcome applications from a wide range of candidates from all areas of the community, who meet the specific criteria of the post regardless of race, gender, religion, sexual orientation, age, physical / mental disability or offending background.

The Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of individuals and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

The Trust has a positive attitude to employees and job applicants with mental health issues.

PLEASE NOTE: should we have a high volume of applications the Trust may close the vacancy early

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