Current Vacancies at Headway

Brain Injury Support Worker – Colchester, Essex (Full time and part-time considered)

Headway Essex is seeking motivated and compassionate support workers to work within a dedicated team in our day centre based in Colchester, providing therapeutic and post-rehabilitation activities for adults with acquired brain injury.

Our charity’s mission is to ensure everyone living with the effects of acquired brain injury has the opportunity to lead a fulfilling life.  To do this we need a dedicated staff team, who work together with our clients, providing person-centred care to enable them to achieve their goals through a variety of educational, self-development and social rehabilitation activities which take place on-site and in the community.

You will be expected to:

  • Key-work with individuals; identifying support plans, setting goals and carrying out reviews.
  • Liaise with other professionals, agencies and organisations.
  • Be involved with activities such as planning and running, day centre activities and evening Social groups.
  • Assist clients with personal care requirements.
  • Oversee the administration of medication.
  • Maintain accurate and appropriate computerised records.

You will have:

  • Previous experience of working in a health or social care setting,
  • Great communication skills, both verbal and written
  • Excellent IT Skills
  • Excellent organisation skills

Must have:

  • A full clean valid driving licence
  • NVQ Level 2 in health and social care or Psychology degree
  • O Level grade C or equivalent in English and Maths
  • The right to live and work in the UK

You will need to have two suitable referee contact details to apply for this vacancy and the successful applicant will be subject to satisfactory enhanced criminal records check.
It is desirable that you have a willingness to drive the Charity’s minibus to access community activities.


20 days holiday + 8 bank holidays

Continuous on the job training

Contributory Pension Plan

Starting salary FTE £17.5k

Our Mission

Is to ensure everyone living with the effects of acquired brain injury has the opportunity to lead a fulfilling life.

Our Vision

Is, through our work:

  • People with acquired brain injury will fulfil their potential
  • Families and carers will be better able to cope with their caring roles
  • The wider community will understand the cause and effects of acquired brain injury

As with many local charities, we rely on local fundraising to assist us in maintaining a high level of care and support. If you are interested in helping in anyway, we would love to hear from you.

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