Community Outreach

Organisation
iSightCornwall
Reference
VAC-4154
Sector
Charities and Social Enterprise, Health & Social Care
Location
Truro
Salary Details
£18,000
Hours of work
35 hours Monday-Friday 09:00-16:30
Job Type
Permanent
Closing Date
18/11/2018
As a member of our Community Outreach service team, you will provide outreach support services to people with sight loss across Cornwall and deliver integrated sight loss services within local communities which are more easily accessible.

Job Description

About You

We are seeking a people person with passion and enthusiasm for delivering high quality services to vulnerable people. You need to be a team player but can also work on your own initiative. You need proven networking and negotiating skills, a creative approach to problem solving and excellent planning and administration skills.

About the Role

As a member of our Community Outreach service team, you will work closely with your team members to provide outreach support services to people with sight loss across Cornwall. You will work collaboratively with voluntary and statutory sector partners, alongside volunteers, to deliver integrated sight loss services within local communities, which are more easily accessible. You will have excellent communication and customer service skills with the confidence and ability to work on your own initiative.

Day to day duties and responsibilities

  • Demonstrate daily living aids and equipment to assist with new ways to carry out old skills such as cooking
  • Provide information on specialist equipment such as talking clocks, modified kitchen appliances and adapted computers
  • Provide information on magnifying aids and enhanced lighting, and guidance on how to make best use of any remaining vision
  • Explain the full range of iSightCornwall services
  • Conduct home visits to people with sensory impairment and design and co-ordinate the implementation of person-centred support plans to promote self-confidence and independent living
  • Support and work with partners e.g. JobCentre Plus to provide employment guidance and training people into work
  • Support to those losing their sight who are already in employment, to help them retain their jobs, and
  • Work with employers in respect of reasonable adjustments for visually impaired staff e.g. equipment requirements and technology training
  • Represent iSightCornwall at workshops, exhibitions and events to promote the Service both at the Centre and out in the community
  • Demonstrate assistive technology available through iSightCornwall to those visiting the Resource Centre in Truro and / or during visits to service users in their own homes and advise on its suitability
  • Arrange pop-up days in local community’s ensuring our services are locally based
  • Assist with the training and development of iSightCornwall volunteers in the development of our hospital information desks
  • Form effective working relationships with local and national charity workers, statutory workers and those working/volunteering for other agencies in the field of sensory impairment
  • Liaise with social services teams, as well as with ophthalmologists, orthoptists, optometrists and other professionals
  • Link with affiliated iSightCornwall activity clubs, ensuring volunteers and service users are always informed of what the charity is doing
  • Advocate with other agencies/organisations on behalf of service users when required

Company Description

iSightCornwall is an award winning local charity providing support and encouragement to people living with sight loss to lead active, independent, and involved lives, at home, in the workplace, in their education, and by no means least, in their social lives. Founded in 1856, to support Cornish miners affected with sight loss, we are proud of our heritage as one of the longest standing, and earliest, charities in Cornwall.

Other Application Details

How to Apply

Please go to our website https://www.isightcornwall.org.uk/vacancies for the full job description and application form. You must complete an application form. CVs will not be accepted.

We’ll be interviewing as we go along, so the role may close earlier than advertised.

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