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Title Brain Injury Support Worker/Rehabilitation Assistant – (Home Care Preferred)
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Region South East
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We currently have opportunities for support workers to work with clients who have sustained a brain injury (through illness or either through accident) and want to get their lives back on track. Successful candidates will be warm and positive in their approach in caring for someone with a brain injury, you will be enthusiastic about the role you play in the lives of your client, you will build bonds with the people you look after as well as providing person-centred brain injury care. You will have the ability to plan, motivate, use their initiative, be patient, creative and be non-judgemental. You will be supported by our experienced office team, support manager as well as multidisciplinary therapists. All successful candidates will be required to complete our comprehensive induction and training programme. A minimum 6 months’ experience in health care, ideally working with people with acquired/traumatic brain injury or long term neurological conditions is desirable. Overseas nurses, psychologist and other relevant health care professionals waiting for their registration as well as occupational therapy, social worker, psychology students or graduates looking for work experience are welcome to apply.
 
Service User Group

Providing care for adults with brain injury
 
Responsible to

Brain Injury Support Manager and Registered Care Manager
 
Measurements

Quality of care provided and timekeeping
 
Purpose of Post

To work as part of a team providing high quality person-centred care and support to clients to remain independent in their own homes, reflecting the Home Care Preferred Values.
 
Main Responsibilities

To assist clients with activities of daily living as per assessment and care plan completed by the Support Manager

Duties are varied and personalised to the Service User’s needs such as:

  • Supporting clients to carry forward rehabilitation programmes for both cognitive and physical impairment
  • Liaise with families, friends, advocates, external agencies and the management team to provide a consistent approach that meets the individual needs of each clients
  • Support with executive skills such as budgeting, managing appointments and assisting with correspondence
  • Support with behaviour management such as help with emotional needs and anger management
  • Support with activities of personal care and daily living
  • Support clients to extend their lives by accessing social and employment opportunities
  • Adhering to principle of delivering a person-centred care and support

The team member would be expected to:

  • Provide person-centred care and support
  • Developing their knowledge of acquired brain injury through attendance in seminars, conferences, educational events, using Acquired Brain Injury Library as well as supporting materials provided by Home Care Preferred.
  • Attending in training programs provided by Home Care Preferred.
  • To work in accordance with their job description/contract of employment and more importantly policies and guidelines of Home Care Preferred accessible via QCS system
  • To work in accordance with the Home Care Preferred Health Safety Policy and Procedure
  • To report back any areas of risk, not previously identified, to management team
  • To carry out duties as provided by the care manager as well as brain injury support manager
  • To contribute to the overall development of the service and promote a positive image of clients as well as Home Care Preferred.
  • To prepare, attend and engage in regular supervisions, appraisals and performance review accepting and providing constructive feedback.
  • Preserve dignity and independence of clients
  • Sustain confidentiality and committing not to disclose information to third parties unless consent to share information has been given in writing and agreed with the support manager as well as clients
  • To promote equal opportunities and respect diversity, different cultures and values.
  • Update records and read relevant reports

 


PERSON SPECIFICATION

Essential Skills:

  • An understanding of the needs of adults with cognitive and physical impairment who are vulnerable within society
  • Good verbal and written communication skills
  • Physically fit and able to undertake safe manual handling practices
  • Demonstrate ability to relate respectfully to people with physical and cognitive disabilities
  • Ability to liaise with outside agencies and other professionals
  • Ability to work autonomously and productively as part of a team
  • Knowledge of food hygiene/manual handling/health & safety agencies

Desirable Skills:

  • Nursing or other relevant qualification
  • Qualification/training relating to neurological disability
  • Experience of providing care to people living in the community
  • Experience of providing care to people with acquired brain injury
  • Current and clean drivers licence

 


Working Conditions
 
Working hours will vary depending on the client needs and availability of the support assistant . This can involve either live in care or shift work. Terms and conditions of employment are as per your employment contract and staff handbook. Team members are expected to arrive on time for all shifts.
 
Training:
 
Care Certificate, Mandatory Training, Practical Training as well as bespoke brain injury training must be completed before commencement
of employment unless the candidate has already QCF/ NVQ level 2 and completed brain injury training within the last 6 month. Team members will also be required to attend on-going training from time to time to maintain their skills and to comply with Home Care Preferred policy and procedure. There is also a three-monthly in-service review meeting and in-house training.
 
Dress Code
 
A smart casual appearance is required at all times with sensible footwear. Jewellery must be kept to a safe minimum. Support workers are
provided with ID cards which are to be clearly presented during each shift.
 
Benefits:

  • Paid Holidays
  • Pension
  • Free Training
  • Travel expenses

 


How to Apply
Please either email: hr@homecarepreferred.com or complete an on-line
application form at www.homecarepreferred.com/careers
Monica Murphy
HR & Recruitment Executive
HOME CARE PREFERRED
49 Station Road
Winchmore Hill
London N21 3NB
T: 0208 364 3670
E:monica@homecarepreferred.com
www.homecarepreferred.com

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