Trainee Habilitation Specialist

Guide Dogs for the Blind


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Trainee Habilitation Specialist

Reference: 000982

Employment Details

Contractual hours: 35.00

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

Location: Northern Ireland, Northern Ireland, Belfast

Vacancy details

Directorate: Operations - Trainees

Job Title: Trainee Habilitation Specialist

Job Level: Support Provider

Contract type: Permanent

We currently have several Trainee Habilitation 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 Habilitation Specialist, you will contribute, as a full-time member of staff, to the services delivered by the Belfast team (covering Southern and Western Health & Social Care Trusts) whilst successfully completing all elements of the 2-year Graduate Diploma in Habilitation and Disabilities of Sight (Children and Young People).

The content of the training 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 habilitation team in the role of Trainee Habilitation Specialist. Off the job training will be covered by the University course, delivered by University College London (UCL), key details of which are below.

University College London Course key dates

Application deadline date (if successful, applications must be made to UCL by this date): 31st March 2022.

UCL Assessment dates: N/A

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

Successful applicants will be required to apply to, and be accepted by, University College London for Graduate Diploma in Habilitation and Disabilities of Sight (Children and Young People) course.

The applications need to be submitted after a job offer has been made and accepted and before 31st March 2022 to increase the 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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Job Type
Permanent Full-Time
Not Disclosed
Medical & Healthcare, Charity and Voluntary
Job Roles
Trainee, Habilitation Specialist
Min Experience
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Guide Dogs for the Blind

Unit 17, 18 Heron Road,

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Trainee Habilitation Specialist

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

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