Headway Oxfordshire is recruiting for the position of...
Lead Acquired Brain Injury (ABI) Navigator
£24-28k pro rata
Full Time (37hrs per week)
Headway Oxfordshire is a registered charity (No 1156538) based in Kennington, Oxford and affiliated to the national organisation Headway (UK). Our aim is to improve the lives of those affected by brain injury in Oxfordshire and surrounding areas, by providing a range of effective support services. We presently have a vacancy for a Lead ABI Navigator. This role has recently been developed as part of a new and exciting project entitled the Oxfordshire ABI Support Service (OASS). As the Lead ABI Navigator, you will be supporting the development of this project and leading a small team to make the positive outcomes a reality. You will be making a significant and lasting impact in the lives of those affected by brain injury, their family and carers. You will be assisting their journey through clinical services, supporting their transition from hospital to community settings and assisting them to maximise their community integration, longer term. Getting to see the real-world impact of your work is one of the joys of this role, as is working creatively with our friendly and supportive staff team.
We are looking for a highly committed professional who can demonstrate a track record of leading staff teams and developing/managing projects. You will be an effective advocate and support worker in your own right and able to support other staff to attain the required level of skill and output. Could this person, be you? In this key role, you will act as a representative of Headway Oxfordshire whilst working within hospital environments, Headway Oxfordshire’s facilities and with the general public You will have excellent communication skills and the ability to organise and work to the needs of individuals. As such you will need to be self-motivated able to effectively engage with different teams (including clinicians and social workers) to maximise positive outcomes for our client group.
Lead ABI Navigator Job Description
Hours – 37 per week
Pay Scale – £24K – 28K
Reporting to – Operations Manager and/or CEO
Aims of the Role.
|Social work or nursing qualification or equivalent||Qualifications in/experience of working with Neurological conditions|
|Experience of working with disability in either voluntary sector of statutory sector setting||Experience of working with neurological conditions within either statutory or voluntary sector|
|Experience of managing staff teams||Experience of training, supervising and managing staff within a health and/or social care role|
|Experience of advice work or advocacy||Experience of managing projects and working to project outcomes|
|Understanding of current Social Care provision||Experience of supporting clients 1:1 in the community|
|Experience of developing excellent working relationships with outside agencies||Direct experience of working within social and/or health care provision|
| Experience of creating/working to individual client focused plans
|Experience of work in a day service/ hospital/rehab setting
|Ability to organise support in relation to individual client focused plans||Experience of lone working
|Experience in risk assessment & safeguarding||Good knowledge of the mental capacity act|
|Unlimited access to a vehicle and a full driving license.||Good knowledge of local statutory and voluntary sector.|
|Good level of literacy and numeracy and ability to write/keep accurate reports.||Experience of data inputting and databases|
|Ability to work on own initiative and organise own workload||Experience in supporting people who have impaired cognitive function and varying physical disabilities|
|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|
A flexible working package will be considered.
For an application pack, please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone: 01865 670542
Closing date for applications is 4pm on Friday 8th November.