Brain Injury Support Worker/Rehabilitation Assistant – (Home Care Preferred)

Location
Wigan
Salary
£15 - £20
Posted
08 Feb 2019
Closes
08 Mar 2019
Ref
Shona
Contract Type
Contract
Industry
Private

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.

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