Rehabilitation Workers are trained to broad criteria laid out within the Sensory Services National Occupational Standards (NOS). The NOS were published in 2008 by Skills for Care and are available on its website.
Four of the eleven standards relate directly to rehabilitation work and working with deafblind people. Standard nine is the most relevant to defining the skill-set of rehabilitation work. More details on the members-only page.
The ROVI (Rehabilitation Officer Visual Impairment) standard job description was consulted upon and agreed in 2014. The Job Description is based on the relevant National Occupational Standards. There is no standard Assistant Rehabilitation Worker JD: we are grateful to Rhondda Cynon Taff for allowing us to show us their JD.
Visual Impairment Benchmarking Standards for Employers
In 2006 the Welsh Local Government Association published the Visual Impairment Benchmarking Summary Report. It was intended to: develop service and practice standards that can be recommended nationally; and help local government understand current levels of capacity and provide evidence of service impact and outcomes.
As part of the project four good practice guides were published. Number 3 relates directly to Rehabilitation.