NCBI, the national sight loss agency, is a not for profit charitable organisation which provides support and services nationwide to people experiencing sight loss.
We also provide a range of services to public and private organisations to make sure that their services are accessible to people who are blind and vision impaired.
NCBI Services currently has a vacancy for a Community Resource Worker / Occupational Therapist to cover maternity leave in the Western Region.
The CRW / OT who will be employed under a specific purpose contract, will work with older adults who are blind and vision impaired and will have an office base in Castlebar, Co. Mayo.
Third level qualification in occupational therapy, or other rehabilitation qualification essential. Experience of working with people with a disability an advantage.
The successful applicant must have access to a car, as they will be expected to travel in the course of carrying out daily duties.
Apply with cover letter and cv by 12 noon on Tuesday 4 October 2019.
NCBI is an equal opportunities employer
NCBI Adult Services
Community Resource Worker
Purpose of the post : To provide a quality and professional service to adults with vision loss to moderate the impact of vision loss and ensure they are supported to achieve their potential.
Key Relationships : Internal
Adults with vision loss and their families
Colleagues within the NCBI Adult services team
Other NCBI colleagues
Eye Care Professionals
General health care system
Other statutory and voluntary bodies
To liaise with referrers and manage intake of referrals of adults according to NCBI’s agreed protocols.
To provide in depth functional impact assessment at baseline and ongoing, with all adults deemed appropriate for referral to NCBI services
To independently manage a caseload of adults using a tiered approach to intervention based on assessed needs.
To advise and / or deliver intervention programmes to adults with vision loss, ranging from universal, targeted and / or individualised solutions and strategies which include the following areas
Development / enhancement of independent living skills
Maximising residual vision
Development of compensatory skills
Communication skills & assistive technology
Safe and independent travel skills
To provide an appropriate level of emotional support and demonstrate empathy to adults with vision loss and their families and refer on for further support where necessary.
Provide relevant and appropriate information regarding all aspects of sight loss to individuals, their families and general public as appropriate
Work in partnership with the individual referred and other professionals in all stages of service provision to ensure optimal outcomes for people with vision loss.
Liaise with government, statutory and voluntary bodies in the promotion of the needs and rights of people with vision impairment and their families.
To develop and maintain your own knowledge base and skills and to contribute to the team learning
Take an active role in the development of NCBI services for adults working both independently and collaboratively within a skill mix team
To contribute to policy and assist in the setting & monitoring of standards as well as evaluation of practice & service.
Maintain case and work records to the standards required within the Organisation and comply with all NCBI policies in relation to electronic record keeping, file maintenance, information sharing, confidentiality, health and safety etc.
To be aware of and adhere to NCBI and statutory Service User Protection measures
Be cognisant of and conform to all the NCBI policies & procedures
Above responsibilities reflect the current service requirements and may be subject to amendment to meet the changing needs of the service