Sensory services

The NOS for Sensory Services were approved in Wales and at UK level in November 2008. They can now be used for Human Resources and organisational development purposes – such as to inform job descriptions, person specifications, training needs analysis (individual, team or organisational), appraisal and workforce planning and development.

The NOS will also be used to develop learning and qualifications in 2009, following the work now underway to develop a Wales Qualification Action Plan for Sensory Services. There will be opportunities to develop units for the Qualification and Credit Framework (QCF), which will enable the workforce to achieve credit for their learning over time, building towards a qualification at the pace which suits them.

Sensory services
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moreStandard 1 - Develop your own professional practice and promote awareness of vision impairment issues
This standard is about your own professional development and awareness raising underpinned by the principles of the Social Model of disability. The standard is relevant for all levels. Sections of the standard can be used for induction purposes, professional development and for training.Download
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moreStandard 2 - Develop your own professional practice and promote awareness of hearing impairment, Deaf issues and cultural communication needs
This standard is about your own professional development and awareness raising underpinned by the principles of the Social Model of disability. The standard is relevant for all levels. Sections of the standard can be used for induction purposes, professional development and for training.Download
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moreStandard 3 - Develop your own professional practice and promote awareness of Deafblind issues
This standard is about your own professional development and awareness raising underpinned by the principles of the Social Model of disability. The standard is relevant for all levels. Sections of the standard can be used for induction purposes, professional development and for training.Download
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moreStandard 4 - Identify and support the physical and sensory needs of individuals identified with complex needs
This standard involves liaising with other qualified personnel within the level and responsibility of your role to identify and support the physical and sensory needs of individuals identified with complex or multiple needs. The terminology relating to “other needs” may include mental health, physical, emotional well-being, multiple needs and any other additional difficulties or disabilities. The standard is relevant for all levels. Sections of the standard can be used for induction purposes, professional development and for training.Download
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moreStandard 5 - Enable individuals with sensory needs to access training, employment and career development
For this standard you need to support individuals with sensory needs to plan for, identify and seek training and employment and career development activities that are realistic for them and appropriate to their needs. You will need to be able to signpost individuals to relevant specialist agencies and offer support where appropriate. The standard is relevant for all levels. Sections of the standard can be used for induction purposes, professional development and for training.Download
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moreStandard 6 - Work with individuals and key people to enable them to make informed decisions related to their sensory needs
For this standard you need to promote the values and principles underpinning best practice in working with and empowering individuals and key people to enable them to make informed decisions about their lives. The standard is relevant for all levels. Sections of the standard can be used for induction purposes, professional development and for training.Download
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moreStandard 7 - Identify and implement creative assistive technology (AT) options
This standard relates to working with individuals, their carers and other members of a multi-disciplinary team, where appropriate, to assist individuals to access and use assistive technology (AT) effectively to sustain independent living. The standard is relevant for all levels. Sections of the standard can be used for induction purposes, professional development and for training.Download
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moreStandard 8 - Prepare for habilitation/ rehabilitation work, contact and involvement
This standard is about undertaking habilitation/ rehabilitation practices and the provision of habilitation/ rehabilitation activities including preparation for first contact with and the ongoing involvement of individuals. For this standard you will be expected to work in partnership with others to identify, assess, plan, take action and evaluate the interventions.Download
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moreStandard 9 - Undertake habilitation/ rehabilitation interventions to meet the needs of people who are vision impaired
This standard is about undertaking habilitation/ rehabilitation practices and the provision of habilitation/ rehabilitation activities. For this standard you will be expected to work in partnership with others to identify, assess, plan, take action and evaluate the interventions.Download
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moreStandard 10 - Work within the values and principles of habilitation/ rehabilitation practice and ensure your own professional development
This Standard is about your own professional development within the principles of habilitation/ rehabilitation work with children, young people and adults. The standard is relevant for all levels. Sections of the standard can be used for induction purposes, professional development and for training.Download
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moreStandard 11 - Support the independent living skills of Deafblind people
This standard is about how you support the independent living skills for Deafblind people. The standard is relevant for all levels. Sections of the standard can be used for induction purposes, professional development and for training.Download