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Community Support Worker

Closing date
18 Jan 2022

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Contract Type
Full Time
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This role involves supporting people who have a sight and hearing loss or have a dual sensory impairment and an additional disability to become as independent as possible through supporting individual choice and control.

Vista is an independent, local charity providing information, support and care to people affected by sight loss who live in Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland. We have been doing so for over 180 years and are working hard to make sure we will do so for the future too.

You will be required to work 20 hours per week, Monday to Friday with the requirement to work occasional weekends and some unsocial hours to meet the needs of the service.

In this role you will;
  • carry out enablement support as required, support people to access their community through their preferred method of travel
  • work with people within their own homes or transport service users to agreed destinations
  • enable the individual to access their own community, ensuring that the person's choice is exercised fully.

Experience of working with visually impaired people is essential, as well as proven verbal and written communication skills.

In return we offer a competitive salary, staff benefits scheme, flexibility and opportunities for professional and personal development in one of the largest local charities and a leading organisation in the sight loss sector.

We welcome applications from all candidates, regardless of any protected characteristic and are an equal opportunity employer. We particularly welcome applications from candidates with disabilities including visual impairments, and we encourage applications from such people who are under-represented in our workforce and face disadvantage on account of disability.

All candidates will be treated equally, and we will base decisions on appointments on the merits of the candidates.

Closing date: Thursday, 20th January 2022 - noon

Interviews: Tuesday, 25th January 2022

If you do not hear from us within three weeks of the closing date, please assume you have regrettably not been selected for interview on this occasion.

This post is subject to an Enhanced Disclosure from the DBS.


Due to the current pandemic, interviews may be held via video link to which details will be provided to shortlisted candidates.

Please note: As Vista is a CQC registered care home provider, from 11 November 2021, the post hold is required to be fully vaccinated against Covid-19 unless clinically exempt.
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