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Sight loss advisor role available

Would you like a flexible, part time role where you can make a difference to people every day? As Sight Loss Advisor, you would be working for an effective local charity with significant autonomy in your day-to-day role.  

Sight Loss Advisors work one-on-one with people with visual impairment to support them towards their goals, giving advice and information, sharing useful equipment, and providing internal and external referrals. You might meet people in our office in Weston-super-Mare, in local hubs, care homes or in their homes. You’d need to document your work and keep abreast of local support on offer.  

You’ll need the ability to connect with people in different circumstances, gently working with them to progress towards their goals, focusing on empowerment while maintaining professional boundaries.  

This opportunity could suit someone with experience providing advice to clients, managing cases, assessing risk and any safeguarding concerns. Prior experience working with people with visual impairment or other disabilities would be helpful. Lived experience of visual impairment would be brilliant, but full induction and training will be given.  

The role is permanent. We can agree a working schedule during Monday to Friday, 9 to 5. The salary is £23,500 to £24,500 pro rata for 23 hours a week.  

If you’d like an informal chat to find out more, please email lauren.williams@visionns.org.uk  

Or if you’re keen, please send in your CV and a cover letter explaining why you’re attracted to the role and how you fit the criteria in the job description by Monday 20th February.  

Developing a new 3-year strategy

With Vision North Somerset’s current strategy ending in 2022 and having come through a challenging time, it seems right to develop a new strategy to take us through the next few years. We aim to be led by the needs of local people so we would love your input via our strategy survey and, if possible, workshops coming up in January 2023.

Come along to a workshop to share your thoughts on support for local people with sight or hearing impairment. Help Vision North Somerset plan its work for the next few years. This will be a fun, interactive workshop with a range of local health and care staff, volunteers and people with sight or hearing impairment.

Workshop options – pick one:

  • Central Portishead with good transport links – Tuesday 24th January, 1pm to 3pm.
  • Central Weston-super-Mare with good transport links – Wednesday 25th January, 10am to 12 noon.

As places are limited, please express your interest by email info@visionns.org.uk or phone 01934 419 393

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