ABI (acquired brain injury) Community Support Worker

Salary: £26,000 - £28,000 depending on qualifications and experience

Closing Date: 23 Dec 2021

Company Name: Headway Oxfordshire

Nature of the Company: We are a small, friendly, forward thinking, dynamic team.
We provide onsite parking and a pension scheme.

Responsibilities: The charity, Headway Oxfordshire is the leading community-based provider of specialist support services for those affected by brain injury across Oxfordshire. We work alongside key stakeholders within health and social care settings, as well as within our own well-resourced facilities and within clients’ homes and communities.

Benefits: Aims of the post:

We are seeking an Occupational Therapist to join our growing team. This is a fantastic opportunity to work in a friendly and creative environment where you will be able to make an impact on individuals lives and support the organisations operational development.
You will be working with clients who are recovering from brain injuries and helping them to regain their abilities so that they can become more independent within their community.
You will be a core member of our highly professional and supportive team, conducting physical assessments of clients, developing treatment plans, assessing work and home environments, and developing rehabilitation programs.
The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate up-to-date knowledge of treatment practices, planning and report writing as well as either direct experience of working with brain injury or transferable skills and experience that will inform this work.

Experience: Person Specification

Essential criteria
Fully qualified and registered to practice as an Occupation Therapist
Experience of working with disability in either voluntary sector of statutory sector settings
In possession of up-to-date knowledge of treatment practices and physical therapy programs
Experience of assessing complex client needs
Experience of developing focused treatment plans
Ability to organise support in relation to individual client focused plans
Experience of advice work or advocacy
Understanding of current Social Care provision
Experience of lone working
Experience of developing excellent working relationships with outside agencies
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 training, supervising and managing staff within a health and/or social care role
Experience of assessing complex neurological client needs
Experience of developing focused treatment plans around complex neurological conditions
Experience in supporting people who have impaired cognitive function and varying physical disabilities
Experience of formal report writing
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
Good knowledge of the mental capacity act
Good knowledge of local statutory and voluntary sector
Experience of data inputting and databases

Job Ref: OACP/

Work Location: Oxfordshire

Salary Details: £26,000 - £28,000 depending on qualifications and experience

Job Term: Permanent

Appointment Type: Full Time,Part Time

Hours: Part time and Full time considered.

Closing Date: 23 Dec 2021

Further Details: If you would like to arrange an informal conversation about the role, please contact Wendy Kirby on 01865 326263 (option 5).