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Brain Injury Rehabilitation Support Assistants

Job Summary

Headway Suffolk are recruiting for Brain Injury Rehabilitation Assistants to support clients with their independence at home or in their local community.

Hours:  Full and part time opportunities available
Salary:  Starting rate of £8.49 per hour
Area:  Suffolk from our operational bases in Ipswich and Bury St Edmunds

Our clients

Our clients have a range of rehabilitation needs following their brain injury or neurological condition, which can include impaired cognition, mobility and dexterity. We provide support and rehabilitation services to meet individual needs in their own homes, in the community or via the day service provided at our Neuro Hubs.

Responsibilities and Duties

Your role will be to promote and enable the client’s independence through supporting daily living skills at home and in the community. Every client is different and will be cared for in line with their person-centred care plan. As an example you may support clients with laundry, shopping, appointments, money management, medication and personal care. In addition you will promote and enable independence by taking part in leisure activities such as socialising. This might include walking, going to the cinema, theatre trips, or improving fitness at a leisure centre or sports club.

Why this role?

This is a rewarding and motivating role that will allow you to make a positive difference to people’s lives through rehabilitation. You will have the time you need to give quality care and support, typically spending a couple of hours at a time with each client.

Qualifications and Skills

What do we want from you?

  • At least one year experience in care is desirable
  • Level 2 Diploma in Health and Social Care (or equivalent)
  • A full clean driving licence

Most importantly you will be reliable and have a genuine desire to help people. You will have a friendly, respectful and compassionate approach to care, along with the ability to relate to people from a wide variety of backgrounds. You will possess patience and a sense of humour, along with a willingness to learn and the ability to work flexibly.

Pay and Benefits

We really value our staff and can offer:

  • An hourly pay rate of £8.49 per hour for our community based roles (pay award pending)
  • Access to our fleet of brand new, fully expensed vehicles for business travel. We won’t ask you to use your own vehicle for work purposes and we’ll take care of all the maintenance, fuel and insurance
  • Access to pension scheme
  • A comprehensive training programme with great opportunities for career progression within the charity
  • Full time, part time and flexible hours to suit your personal circumstances

If you think you have what it takes to make a real difference to the lives of others we look forward to hearing from you.

Apply through the Indeed link above or by completing the application form below:

For queries or an informal chat, contact Penny Tansley, HR Officer, on 01473 552868 (direct line), 01473 552833 (reception) or email: pennytansley@headwaysuffolk.org.uk.

Complete and return our Recruitment Application Form:
Application Form (word)     Application Form (pdf)



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Staff Profile Video 4 (Trina):  Trina has had progressive roles in 8 years at Headway, and has a bold ambition.
Staff Profile Video 3 (James):  James has just completed his first year as an apprentice and, in his words, “loved it”.
Staff Profile Video 2 (Dawn):  Dawn has recently been promoted to Deputy Domiciliary Care Manager.
Staff Profile Video 1 (Lisa):  Lisa has worked at Headway Suffolk for 10 years.