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Community Resource Worker - Visual Impairment

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Community Resource Worker, Visual Impairment
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Last Updated: March, 2014

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Community Resource workers provide a range of services to people with visual impairments supporting their practical and emotional skills.


The Work header image

The Community Resource worker's first task is to assess the client, to find out what their needs are. Then the Community Resource worker plans, delivers, monitors and regularly reviews a training programme.  
 
The Community Resource worker's aim is to enable the client to be as independent and comfortable as possible. They work with the client on a one-to-one basis, giving advice, guidance and counselling. They help the client to learn and develop skills in communication and practical tasks. For example, training may enable them to cook or do other domestic tasks, or read, study and communicate using Braille or other systems.  
 
The Community Resource Worker also helps restore a person's confidence in their application of common-sense solutions in coping with chores and tasks of daily living. Each day will vary depending on scheduled activities for that week.

 


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You will need a caring, supportive attitude and a practical approach to problem solving. Tactfulness and maturity are also important qualities to behold in this profession.  
 
Good communication skills are very important. You must be able to listen carefully and ask the right questions to find out more about the client's needs.


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Organisation: National Council for Blind of Ireland
  Address: PV Doyle House, Whitworth Road, Dublin 9
  Tel: (01) 830 7033
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