Trainee Orientation & Mobility Specialist

Guide Dogs for the Blind


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Trainee Orientation & Mobility Specialist

Please Note: We are holding an information session for anybody interested in applying for the role to find out about the role of a rehab worker and the university program on Thursday 13th January from 6 - 7.30 pm. We will have recently qualified rehab workers and our team manager on to answer any questions or queries you might have.

Contractual hours: 35.00

Starting salary: £22,000 - £26,000 per annum + benefits

Location: Northern Ireland, Northern Ireland, Belfast

Vacancy details

Directorate: Operations - Trainees

Job Title: Trainee Orientation & Mobility Specialist

Job Level: Support Provider

Contract type: Permanent

We currently have several Trainee Orientation and Mobility Specialist vacancies advertised. Please only submit one application; this should be to your preferred location. If invited to interview, you will be given the opportunity to express interest in other locations.

As this role requires an Enhanced Disclosure check job offers will be subject to the receipt of a satisfactory check.

As a Trainee Orientation and Mobility Specialist you will contribute, as a full-time member of staff, to the services delivered by the Belfast Team supporting Northern Ireland whilst successfully completing all elements of the 2-year Apprenticeship Training programme in Rehabilitation Work (Visual Impairment). We are keen to hear from candidates living in the central belt area.

The content of the apprenticeship will be covered through a mix of on the job, and off the job training.

On the job training will be provided by Guide Dogs as part of the job role of Trainee Orientation and Mobility Specialist. Off the job training will be delivered by Birmingham City University (BCU) key details of which are below.

Birmingham City University Course key dates

Application deadline date (if successful, applications must be made to BCU by this date): 21st March 2022

BCU Assessment dates: week beginning 4th April 2022 at BCU

Course dates: BCU Starting in September 2022, 2-year course.

Successful applicants will be required to apply to, and be accepted by, Birmingham City University for the Rehabilitation Work (Visual Impairment) – FdSc course. The applications need to be submitted after a job offer has been made and accepted, and before to increase chance of gaining a place on the course. Places on the University course are limited for the September 2022 start date, and offers will be made on a first come, first served basis. Positions are not held back for Guide Dogs employees.

For a full Job Description, Candidate Pack and to submit your application, click APPLY NOW

Application Closing Date: 23/01/2022

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Permanent Full-Time
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Charity and Voluntary, Medical & Healthcare
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Trainee, Specialist
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Guide Dogs for the Blind

Unit 17, 18 Heron Road,

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Trainee Orientation & Mobility Specialist

  • Belfast
  • Salary: As per scale
  • Closing: 23/01/2022

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