ABI (Acquired Brain Injury) Support Worker

Salary: £9.23 per hr

Closing Date: 26 Oct 2018

Company Name: Headway Oxfordshire

Nature of the Company: We are a small, well established charity that support adults that have an acquired brain injury.

Headway Oxfordshire is a good, caring and flexible employer. We have a pension scheme.

Responsibilities: Get paid for just being YOU!

Do you go home each day feeling great about yourself, knowing that you have made a real difference to someone else’s life in your community? We DO!

‘I love coming to work in the morning and helping people with brain injuries. The Centre is a place of laughter and joy and I love making a difference in people’s lives’ Staff Member - Headway Oxfordshire.

Headway Oxfordshire is a small charity working in support of individuals, families and carer’s affected by Brain Injury. We are looking for people just like you, who are caring and enthusiastic and want to bring light and friendship into people’s lives. Being an ABI Support Worker for Headway Oxfordshire is being a professional friend, assisting individuals with everyday tasks, in their own home, in the community and at our Activity and Rehabilitation Centre.

Headway Oxfordshire offer flexible working opportunities that may fit around existing commitments. You may already have experience of being a carer or an understanding of Brain Injury but this is not essential, as training is given. You will need to have a full driving licence and access to a vehicle, and ideally be able to drive manual vehicles.

Carer - ‘Headway Oxfordshire gives me respite from the daily routine and caring’.

Benefits: We offer flexible hours, a competitive rate of pay (we pay travel time) and have a pension scheme.

Experience: Tasks and responsibilities:

1. To support individuals as required/agreed in the individual’s care plan.
2. To support individuals to organise paper work, post and appointments.
3. To accompany individuals to participate in meaningful activities set out in their care plan.
4. To attend groups / classes / courses/appointments where required.
5. To make home visits where appropriate and work with clients to implement next steps, in the community, or at home.
6. To provide basic information and support with money management issues, housing and welfare benefits and to sign post to other organisations for more detailed advice (including Headway Oxfordshire’s Community Support Team).
7. To liaise with carers (both family and paid) of members and provide appropriate support.

8. To liaise closely with other members of Community Support Team over work with individuals.
9. To keep accurate and timely records of all clients seen, visits made and outcomes.
10. To write reports as necessary.
11. To complete all paperwork and attendance records when working in the Activity and Rehabilitation Centre (ARC).
12. To support the ARC Co-ordinator in setting up and running daily activities in the ARC, and clearing away at the end of each session/day.

13. To attend regular supervision sessions with manager.
14. To attend Headway staff meetings as required.
15. To attend relevant training courses as required.
16. To transport individuals to activities, appointments and Headway’s Activity and Rehabilitation Centre using either own transport or Headway’s minibus.

17. Other duties as required by manager.

Job Ref: OACP/

Work Location: Cherwell,Oxford city,South Oxfordshire,Vale of Oxfordshire,West Oxfordshire

Salary Details: £9.23 per hr

Job Term: Permanent

Appointment Type: Full Time,Part Time

Hours: Flexible

Closing Date: 26 Oct 2018

Extra Benefits: Pension Scheme

Further Details: For further information and an application pack, please contact:

Kay Douglas admin@headway-oxford.org.uk or Tel: 01865 326263