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Brain Injury Support Workers
Headway Suffolk are recruiting for Brain Injury Support Workers to join our fantastic team to support clients with their independence at home or in their local community.
Due to expanding growth, we have full-time positions available. The positions will cover clients throughout Suffolk. Candidates will need to be prepared to work early/late shifts as part of their normal work pattern and weekend shifts on a rotating basis. There will also be the potential that we may need to provide some night support in the future.
Experience of working with clients who have sustained a brain injury or have a progressive neurological condition is preferred but not essential.
We work with clients throughout Suffolk and our team are managed from our operational bases in Ipswich and Bury St Edmunds.
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
This is a fantastic, rewarding role in which you will support the management team, staff and promote the clients’ independence through supporting daily living skills at home or in the community. Every client is different and will be cared for in line with their person-centred care plan.
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 support staff and give give quality care and support to each client.
Qualifications and Skills
What do we want from you?
- At least one year experience in care is desirable
- Level 2-3 Diploma in Health and Social Care (or equivalent)
- A full clean manual driving licence is essential
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.
We really value our staff and can offer:
- Starting rate of £8.49 per hour
- Access to our fleet of vehicles for business travel. We will not ask you to use your own vehicle for work purposes and we will take care of all the maintenance, fuel and insurance
- Access to a pension scheme
- Access to the Health at Hand helpline
- A comprehensive training programme with great opportunities for career progression within the charity
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.
Care Quality Commission Rating
Our home care and community support service is registered with the Care Quality Commission and we are proud to have achieved a ‘good’ rating in our most recent inspection. Click to read the report. published on 13 September 2018.
For more information, contact:
Penny Tansley, HR Officer (Tuesday – Thursday)
Tel: 01473 552868 (direct line) or 01473 712225 (reception)
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STAFF TESTIMONIAL VIDEOS
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.