How can I become a rehabilitation worker?

Rehabilitation (rehab) workers provide essential training and advice to enable blind or partially sighted people to learn and develop the right skills to ensure they are able to get around safely and continue to do the everyday activities that are important to them.

Most rehab workers are employed by a local authority social services department or a local society.

You can study for specialist qualifications such as a Level 2 or 3 Diploma in Health and Social Care, which have modules within them relating to specific areas of work such as visual impairment rehabilitation.

You don’t necessarily need a specialised qualification to become a rehabilitation worker, however most employers will look for GCSE English and Maths at grade level C or above.

Its also useful to have experience working in a similar role which you can gain through a work placement, volunteering or as part of a traineeship or apprenticeship.

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