About the Job
BRAIN INJURY SUPPORT WORKER
Department:Brain Injury Service (BIS)
Reporting to:Care Co-ordinator
Aims of Job:
- To facilitate rehabilitation and enable individuals to maximise their independent living skills
- To facilitate and enable individuals to maximise their social inclusion and social reintegration
- To ensure clients are able to exercise full choice and control
- To ensure needs of clients are met in a person-centred manner
- To ensure client safety is paramount
- To ensure care service delivery reflects clients’ desired outcomes
- To promote and embody the values and ethos of Prama:
Brain Injury Support Worker / Complex Care Worker / Rehabilitation Support Worker key tasks:
You will be working in Poole and surrounding areas with a select group clients on a 121 basis, helping them to attend social activities, going out for coffee and attending clubs. The time with our clients will be focused on assisting them to relearn and develop new skills following a brain injury. Some personal care supervision may be required, depending on the clients' level of need but in general, these will be social visits, out and about and up to three of four hours at a time.
It is a varied role, which is stimulating, challenging and rewarding.
What’s in it for me?
- Competitive rates of pay with increased rate at weekends
- 30 pence per mile travel allowance
- Half day specialist Brain Injury Training
- Full induction training
The ideal candidate will have;
- Experience of working with vulnerable adults.
- Knowledge of brain injury and its effects .
- A good level of education including proven literacy, and numeracy skills.
- A positive approach to personal development and reflective practice is essential.
- Good interpersonal skills.
- Good planning and organisational skills.
- The ability to work with minimal supervision and be able to use own initiative.
- A positive approach to personal development and communication with others is essential.
- Drivers licence and access to a car
- The role will require days and alternate weekend and potentially some early evening work
Training will be provided but it is desirable that candidates have experience of working with vulnerable adults, have knowledge of brain injury and its effects and be willing to attend courses and complete a distance training course in brain injury.