Acquired Brain Injury (ABI) Navigator

Salary: Starting salary £24,000.00 per annum

Closing Date: 07 Aug 2020

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: Person Specification

Essential Criteria
Social work or nursing qualification or equivalent
Experience of working with disability in either voluntary sector of statutory sector setting
Experience of advice work or advocacy
Understanding of current Social Care provision
Experience of developing excellent working relationships with outside agencies
Experience of creating/working to individual client focused plans
Ability to organise support in relation to individual client focused plans
Experience in supporting people who have impaired cognitive function and varying physical disabilities
Experience in risk assessment & safeguarding
Unlimited access to a vehicle and a full driving license.
Good level of literacy and numeracy and ability to write/keep accurate reports.
Ability to work on own initiative and organise own workload
Ability to work as a member of a small team.
Ability to communicate appropriately, verbally and in writing at all levels
Good IT skills
Demonstrable commitment to Equal Opportunities
An understanding of the requirements of record keeping and information sharing as per GDPR
Ability to travel around the county and access a variety of buildings

Desirable
Qualifications in/experience of working with Neurological conditions
Experience of working with neurological conditions within either statutory or voluntary sector
Experience of supporting clients 1:1 in the community
Direct experience of working within social and/or health care provision
Experience of work in a day service/ hospital/rehab setting
Experience of lone working
Good knowledge of the mental capacity act
Good knowledge of local statutory and voluntary sector.
Experience of data inputting and databases







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

Experience: Aims of the Role.

To support the smooth and equitable transitioning of service users through their patient journey whilst in hospital

To maximise individual’s community integration and long-term independence via the Oxfordshire ABI Support Service (OASS) provision.

Job Description

To form relationships and excellent communication channels with key partners in the patient journey, including attending multi-disciplinary, goal setting and discharge planning meetings as appropriate.

To support individuals through the discharge process and signpost to Headway Oxfordshire (and other) services as appropriate.

To assist and advocate in support of individuals to apply for social care personal budgets where applicable.

To sign post to Headway Oxfordshire’s (and/or other agencies) Specialist Benefits Support Worker for benefits advice and application assistance as required.

To engage with clinical systems and embed the ABI Navigator service within these systems as a recognised part of the patient pathway

To identify suitable patients/carers for the OASS

To assess the likely eligibility of patients/cares for legal services support and refer into the OASS legal steering group accordingly

To liaise with legal partners on the steering group around specific cases and monitor outcomes as per HWO’s service level agreements

To plan the OASS care package in agreement with patients/carers.

To follow process and procedure for referrals into Headway Oxfordshire’s services.

To collate all necessary and relevant medical/social details to inform the transition through HWO’s ongoing support services.

Contact the GP to alert them to the persons need and discuss discharge support

To complete all necessary documentation and data base entry for new referrals as per HWO process and procedure.

To appropriately share information with the ABI Nav Lead/ABI Pathway Co-ordinator and ARC Co-ordinator to ensure equity of service for individuals and adherence to HWO’s practice and procedure

To accurately record and monitor the ABI Navigator service provision hours and report for invoicing purposes as required and per HWO process and procedure

To work to and within the confines of the ABI Navigator project specification and time constraints.

To work across different settings, including Hospital, Community, HWO and individuals’ homes as necessary.

To manage a caseload of clients, including keeping accurate and timely records of all clients seen, visits made and outcomes, including entering said data on to Headway Oxfordshire’s database.

To write reports as necessary.

To attend regular supervision sessions with line manager and Headway staff meetings.

To work to and implement all policies and procedures of Headway UK and Headway Oxfordshire.

Other duties as required by manager.

Job Ref: OACP/

Work Location: Oxfordshire

Salary Details: Starting salary £24,000.00 per annum

Job Term: Permanent

Appointment Type: Full Time

Hours: Full time (37 hours per week). A flexible working pattern will be considered

Closing Date: 07 Aug 2020