People are at the heart of everything we do and making a difference everyday for adults living with acquired brain injury across Essex, takes a diverse team of skilled, dedicated and, enthusiastic staff and volunteers. If you want to be part of our friendly team, please scroll down for a list of our current staff vacancies click here for our volunteer opportunities.
Brain Injury Support Worker – Benfleet and Colchester
Our day service in Benfleet has expanded and we are looking for an experienced support worker to provide therapeutic and post-rehabilitation activities for adults living with acquired brain injury.
The ideal candidate will have previous experience of;
- Planning and running meaningful group activities
- Key working; identifying support plans, setting goals and carrying out reviews with individuals.
- Liaising with other professionals, agencies and organisations.
- Providing personal care and oversee the administration of medication
- Client record keeping
You will have:
- Great communication skills, both verbal and written
- Excellent IT Skills
- Excellent administration and organisation skills
- Be educated to GCSE grade 4 or above English and Maths or equivalent
- Have an NVQ Level 2 in health and social care, or equivalent or a relevant degree e.g. psychology.
- A minimum of 2 years’ experience of working in a health or social care setting
- Knowledge of GDPR and Safeguarding.
- Previous knowledge of brain injury is desirable, but not essential as full training is provided.
Part Time Perm Contract – 30 hrs per week, Tues-Fri
Hours of work 9:00 and 17:00 (days and hours are not negotiable)
FTE Salary £20,600 – £25,600 (DOE)
4 weeks holiday plus pro-rata entitlement to 8 bank holidays.
Successful staff applicants will have;
- the right to work in the UK
- two satisfactory references
- a satisfactory enhanced DBS for adults (where applicable to the role).
- a valid driving licence and be prepared to travel and use your own vehicle for business use.
- a flexible approach to duties and working patterns to accommodate, evening and weekend work (where applicable to the role).
Other work benefits
- Pension Scheme,
- Mileage allowance in line with company policy
- Time off in lieu as per organisational procedures.
- Occupational Sick Pay (after probation period)
- Long Service Awards
- Access to Health and Wellbeing Support Service
- Ongoing work related training and development opportunities
If you want to be part of our friendly team who improve the lives of adults living acquired brain injury, apply today and send your CV and covering letter to: firstname.lastname@example.org Please note shortlisting an interviews for our vacancies may take place as applications are received. We therefore reserve the right to close any of our vacancies once a job offer has been made.
Service Manager – Colchester
We are looking for an experienced service manager to lead a care team to support adults within our day service in Colchester and the wider North and Mid Essex community.
We do this through professional help, peer support and activity, emphasis is placed on encouraging people to regain lost skills and compensatory skills for ongoing difficulties they experience related to physical, cognitive, communication social and emotional difficulties due to brain injury.
This is a diverse role and your key duties will include:
- Managing staff and volunteers and being responsible for the performance and standards of service delivery
- Carrying out client assessments, care plans, risk assessments and PEEPS
- Overseeing client activities and the smooth running of the centre
- Liaising with other health professionals and stakeholders
- Providing a warm, supportive and encouraging environment
- Ideally a minimum of 2 year’s experience as a service or deputy manager
- Have worked as a clinician or social worker
- NVQ Level 3 or above in Health and Social Care or equivalent
- Qualified Psychologist, Occupational Therapist, Physiotherapist or hold another relevant degree (highly desirable)
- Knowledge of CQC or standards of care (desirable)
- Safeguarding Lead
Full time Perm Contract 37.5 hrs per week Mon-Friday, 8:30 to 16:30 with occasional evening work
Salary £30,000 – £35,000 (dependent on experience)
5 weeks holiday plus entitlement to 8 bank holidays.
Previous applicants need not apply.
Is to ensure everyone living with the effects of acquired brain injury has the opportunity to lead a fulfilling life.
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