Headway Essex

Providing Brain Injury Care & Support

Job Vacancies


Support Worker (Maternity Cover) – Colchester, Essex


Headway Essex is a local charity with over 30 years experience in supporting adults with acquired brain injury. Our multi-disciplinary team provide therapeutic and post rehabilitation day services and we are looking for an exceptional individual to join our care team.


This position is to cover maternity leave and will be working 39 hours per week, Monday to Friday between 9.00 am and 5.00 pm.


The role includes:


·         Key-working with individuals, creating care plans, identifying goals and carrying out risk assessments and reviews.


·         Liaising with other professionals, agencies and organisations and attending external reviews as appropriate.


·         Meeting the physical needs of service users, including assisting them with mobility, overseeing medication and eating as necessary.


·         Assisting service users with personal care requirements.


·         The planning, development and carrying out of all activities (internal and external).


·         Maintaining accurate and appropriate records.


·         Other tasks including general office duties, money handling and housekeeping.


Ideally you will have experience of working in a health or social care setting.  Experience of brain injury will be an advantage, but not essential as full training will be given.


Essential skills include:


·         Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written


·         IT Skills


·         Excellent organisation skills


Qualifications - NVQ Level 2 in health and social care.


English and Math to ‘GCSE’ Grade C (or equivalent) Level standard.


The successful applicant will be subject to satisfactory references and enhanced criminal records check.


Salary £17,500K.


Applicants should send a covering letter and current CV to nicki.bryant@headwayessex.org.uk







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