Sunderland and County Durham Royal Society for the Blind

Registered charity number 702325

Community Sight Support Officer

37.5 hours per week   Salary £23,178

 

Sunderland and County Durham Royal Society for the Blind wish to appoint a Community Sight Support Officer to work throughout County Durham.

 

This is a fixed term post for 18 months with the possibility of extending the contract for a further 2 years. It is funded through a contract the Society has with Durham County Council.

We are looking for a special person to offer support and advice to people with a vision impairment. The role includes providing help and advice with housing issues, assistance with welfare benefits, referrals into the Society’s Counselling and IT services, organising a running Living with Sight Loss courses and offering support to people who have a visual impairment, their families and carers.  We are hoping to recruit someone with a range of experience and knowledge, including an understanding of assistive technology.

This role is for you if you: –

 

Have good IT knowledge and skills.

Have excellent communication skills.

Have patience and kindness.

Have a good sense of humour and a positive attitude.

 

The post involves some travel throughout County Durham for which a mileage rate will be paid. A car, or access to transport is essential.

 

Please email office@sundrsb.org.uk or telephone 0191 5673939 to request further information and details on how to apply.

Successful candidate will be subject to an Enhanced DBS.  Closing date for applications is 5pm on 04/03/2024.  Interviews to be held w/c 11/03/2024.

 

We welcome applications from all sectors of Society.

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