Headway Suffolk

Ipswich Hub 01473 712225

Bury Hub 01284 702535



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Brain Injury Rehabilitation Support Assistant (Ipswich)click to apply on Indeed

Brain Injury Rehabilitation Support Assistant (Bury St Edmunds)click to apply on Indeed

Clinical Nurse (part-time) click to apply on Indeedclick to view job summary

Brain Injury Rehabilitation Support Assistant

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 £8.16 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.

The role

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.

What do we want from you?

  • At least one year experience in care is desirable
  • Level 2 Diploma in Health and Social Care
  • A full clean driving licence with business class 1 insurance 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.

Pay and benefits

  • Community staff are paid mileage allowance, expenses and time travelled.
  • We offer staff pension, training, flexible hours and career progression within the charity.

If you think you have what it takes 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.