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Habilitation Officer

Ref: 28797

Location: Harrow Council

Directorate: People Services

Contract Type: Permanent

Working Hours: Directed hours 9am-4:30pm term time only 3 days a week

Closing Date: 02/01/2022

Shortlisting Date: 04/01/2022

Interview Date: 10/01/2022

Salary Range: £29,223 to £31,248 (pro-rata)


Working within Special Education Needs Service, the post offers an exciting and interesting opportunity for a committed, hardworking, highly organised, and motivated Habilitation specialist to work in an established Children’s Sensory Team in Harrow. This post is required as soon as possible.

You will work in a range of schools and other settings to promote pupil progress and independence. The post involves providing appropriate learning opportunities to ensure the successful development of independence skills of children and young people with vision impairment (many of which have additional needs), who are aged between birth to 25 years.

You will train children and young people, their family members and professionals working with them in promoting independence travel skills and life skills.

About us

Harrow Council is the 12th largest London Borough and one of the most culturally diverse local authorities in the UK, making it a great place to live, work and visit.  Located 10 miles from the city centre and just 13 minutes to Euston from Harrow and Wealdstone station there are great transport links via the Metropolitan Line, Watford DC Line and national rail service.  It is easily accessible to the M1, M25 and A406.

About you

The successful candidate will have:

  • Completed or be in the process of completing the ‘Specialist Qualification in Habilitation and Disabilities of Sight (Children and Young People)
  • Excellent knowledge and application relating to Habilitation
  • A driving licence or be able to demonstrate how you will fulfil this aspect of the role via alternative means.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills including the ability to respond flexibly, sensitively and positively to others.
  • Ability to manage and organise workload and meet deadlines
  • Be Enhanced DBS checked Adult & Childrens barring list
  • However, it is always a challenge to recruit someone with the right qualifications and skills so we will seriously consider strong applicants without the qualification with a commitment to complete the postgraduate qualification.

Specialist Qualification in Habilitation and Disabilities of Sight (Children and Young People) Grad Dip | Prospective Students Graduate (

Note: to be accepted on to this academic course you will be required to have a degree qualification or a minimum qualification equivalent to Qualification and Credit Framework (QCF) Level 4 plus relevant work experience.

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Important Note

Our staff are our greatest asset and therefore no unnecessary conditions or requirements will be applied which could have a disproportionately adverse effect on any one group. All sections of the population will have equal access to jobs. No applicant or employee will receive less favourable treatment because of age, disability, gender, reassignment, race, religion or belief, sex, sexual orientation, marriage or civil partnership and pregnancy or maternity unless a Genuine Occupational Qualification applies.

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We particularly welcome those from the BAME community, LGBTQ+ applicants and disabled applicants, as they are under-represented within Harrow Council at this level. Appointment will always, however be made on merit.

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