Skills Trainer - ABI Services


Skills Trainer/Facilitator - ABI Services

Salary:          £17594 actual (depending on age & experience)

Hours:           35 per week  Monday-Friday

Duration:       Permanent 

Date Posted:  27th November 2018

Closing Date: 7th December 2018



Headway Birmingham & Solihull is looking to recruit an exceptional person to work as a Skills Trainer. The role is based across North & South Birmingham at our branches in Rednal, Moseley and Erdington.


Headway Birmingham & Solihull – Improving life after Brain Injury


Our Specialist Acquired Brain Injury Service, is designed to give brain injured people the opportunity to re-learn lost skills as well as prevent any further deteriorating or isolation. 

This can be done by learning coping strategies, modifying inappropriate behaviour, acquiring new skills and interests, meeting with other brain injured people, understanding their brain injury, improving self confidence and accessing community activities.

Skills Trainer / Facilitator – Core Objectives

To be responsible for facilitating activities and developing partnerships and specific HBS activities at the HUBs and in the community for brain injured people and their carers / families.


Key Responsibilities

The Skills Trainer / Facilitator will:


  • Support the Co-ordinator in the setting up of activities for Community Sports and ensure full programme is managed and achievable.Offer support to find new venues & activities

  • Plan staff cover for the Community Sports / cover yourself where necessary

  • Assist and motivate our client in the community at their chosen activity

  • Organise and control the day to day running of the programme of Activities

  • Develop networks and partnerships with sports providers and other disabled groups in the community to run specialist and joint activities and competitive sports

  • Ensure clients are supervised at all times and that staff & volunteers are anticipating and responding to daily occurrences such as changes in behaviour / epilepsy / accidents / quarrels etc.


Successful Candidate:

Will be self assured, self motivated and able to work on own initiative within agree guidelines.  Punctual, reliable and trustworthy.  Flexible, co-operative and accountable.

Have an open, friendly manner,  be a good listener, discreet and able to keep confidences, able to communicate well with professionals,  able to inject humour and fun into activity sessions. 

Candidates should have NVQ II Health and Social Care and ideally experience of working with brain-injured people / people with disability, previous care / teaching or day centre experience


Other information

Successful applicants are required to provide an enhanced disclosure.  Disclosure expense will be met by Headway Birmingham & Solihull

CONTACT Sally Carrier on 0121 457 7541 (OPTION 5) for more information and an application form

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Headway Birmingham & Solihull

Reg Office:  Leighton House, 20 Chapel Rise, Birmingham Great Park, Rednal, Birmingham B45 9SN

Registered Charity No 1008798                                               Company Reg No 2686647

Affiliated to Headway UK - The brain injury Association