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Assistant Rehabilitation Officer (VI) & Apprenticeship

Devon County Council
Great Moor House, Bittern Road, Exeter, EX2 7NL
£18,933.00 annually
Closing date
5 Dec 2021

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Role Type
Apprenticeship, Higher
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What will the apprentice be doing?

Working within the Adult Social Care service, you will be based mainly in Exeter but will travel around the county learning how sight loss can affect people and how new skills and techniques can be taught, in order to maintain independence and wellbeing. You will also learn about assessment techniques, promoting independence, supporting carers and professional networking. The Apprenticeship involves a weekly study day, 7 separate study weeks up in Birmingham and a Devon based placement.

What training will the apprentice take and what qualification will the apprentice get at the end?
  • Starting in February 2022, you will be employed by Devon County Council as an Assistant Rehabilitation Officer for Visually impaired people, on a fixed term contract, until September 2022 - prior to being engaged on an Apprenticeship contract to complete the 2-year Rehabilitation Work (Visual Impairment) - FdSc Course offered by BCU, alongside the role of Assistant Rehabilitation Officer for Visually impaired people.
  • The qualification will take place over 2 academic years, plus submission of assignments and a final assessment.

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?
  • This is an extremely exciting time to join us as we are expanding our apprenticeship offer to invest in the future Council workforce.
  • There are no guarantees of employment at the end of the Step In Programme, but we would expect the apprentice to apply for further employment, ideally within the Council or within the wider Devon economy.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Organisation skills, Team working, Patience, Be committed to learn, Motivated to succeed, Able to listen carefully, independent means to travel


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade Grade 4, C or above) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade Grade 4, C or above) Essential
A Level or equivalent in any level 3 qualification (Grade Pass) Essential

Things to consider

Please be aware the BCU course selection day is in March 2022 in Birmingham (may be held virtually) and attendance to the selection day is essential. You will need independent means to travel around Devon, including rural areas. Full support and mentoring will be available from the Team Manager, Qualified Rehabilitation Officers and BCU staff.
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