Current Vacancies at Headway

Brain Injury Case Worker (South Essex) Part Time 4 days (30 hrs) per week £20k pro-rata per annum

 

For over 35 years Headway Essex has specialised in supporting people living with acquired brain injury. Our person centered approach means our clients are at the heart of the work we do, providing support and advice at every stage of their recovery post hospital discharge.

 

The Role

We are looking for an experienced health and social care professional, who is prepared to travel around the county; leading support group meetings, conducting client assessments, providing support and advice to adults with ABI and their carers to help them lead a fulfilling life.

As and when required you will provide back up support running activities provided by the South Essex Day Service.

NVQ Level 2 or above in Health and Social Care or an equivalent is essential.

Educated to ‘O’ level (or equivalent) English and Math standard

You will need to have experience of working in an environment supporting clients with diverse needs. You will have good IT skills and ability to work collaboratively with colleagues and volunteers and others from a range of health/ social care, and community organisations.

You should have a good understanding of safeguarding and health and safety.

 

Benefits

 

Weekday work Tuesday to Friday

Enrolment into our Pension Scheme

Mileage allowance in line with company policy

Time off in lieu for any overtime worked.

Death in Service benefit.

 

 

This post is subject to the right to work in the UK, a satisfactory enhanced DBS check and references.

 

Headway Essex is an equal opportunities employer.

 

If you want to be part of our friendly staff and volunteer team who improve the lives of adults living acquired brain injury, apply today and send your CV and covering letter to:

admin@headwayessex.org.uk

 

Shortlisting for this role may take place as applications are received. We therefore reserve the right to close this vacancy once a suitable candidate has been appointed.

 

All applications will be handled in accordance with our Privacy Statement – www.headwayessex.org.uk

 

 

 

Brain Injury Support Worker – CHARITY Colchester, Essex

 

Headway Essex is looking to recruit an experienced and dedicated full-time Support worker to join our multi-disciplinary team, providing therapeutic and post rehabilitation day services for adults with acquired brain injury in Colchester, Essex.

 

We are looking for dedicated and compassionate healthcare professionals with previous experience of working in a health or social care setting, who have a person-centred focus, promoting the dignity and independence of our service users, enabling them reach their optimum potential and live fulfilling lives through activities provided in the day centre and in the community.

 

This position involves working with clients of all abilities with acquired brain injury, experience in this area will be an advantage but not essential as full training will be given.  You will be working within a small team of support workers at our day care centre.

 

You will be promoting a more independent and fulfilling lifestyle, enabling service users to access the community and interact with friends, family and local people.  This will be achieved through;

  • Key-working with individuals, identifying support plans, setting goals and carrying out reviews.
  • Liaising with other professionals, agencies and organisations.
  • Being involved with activities relating to education, self-development and social rehabilitation.
  • Running, planning and attending evening Social groups.
  • Assisting clients with personal care requirements.
  • Oversea the administration of medication.
  • Maintaining accurate and appropriate records.

 

Essential skills include:

  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written
  • IT Skills
  • Excellent organisation skills

 

You will need to have the right to live and work in the UK, and suitable referee contact details to apply for this vacancy.  It is highly desirable that you have a full clean valid driving licence – with a willingness to drive the Charity’s minibus to access community activities and have an NVQ Level 2 in health and social care and educated to ‘O’ Level English and Math standard.  The successful applicant will be subject to satisfactory enhanced criminal records check.

 

Full Time 37.5 hrs per week – Monday to Friday

 

Salary £17.5K

 

 

Applications

 

If you want to be part of our friendly staff and volunteer team who improve the lives of adults living acquired brain injury, you can apply to the above vacancies by sending your CV and covering letter to:

admin@headwayessex.org.uk

Shortlisting for this role may take place as applications are received.  We therefore reserve the right to close this vacancy once a suitable candidate has been appointed.

All applications will be handled in accordance with our Privacy Statement – www.headwayessex.org.uk.

Our Mission

Is to ensure everyone living with the effects if 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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