VACANCY: FLOATING ACTIVITY ASSISTANT
Headway Birmingham & Solihull are a leading ABI - Acquired Brain Injury Charity
We are looking for a confident, caring individual with an understanding of disability and a good sense of humour.
Floating Activity Assistants work as part of our ABI Services Team. The ABI services teams run services/activities for adults with acquired brain injury every weekday at our 3 hubs across Birmingham.
The FLOATING ACTIVITY ASSISTANT role is demanding but really rewarding, the focus of this role is delivering activities to help brain injured people who have already been through formal rehab to continue to re-learn lost skills and improve on their journey back to gaining some independence.
looking to recruit a ACTIVITY ASSISTANT to work Monday to Friday (25 hours per week)
Location: Birmingham & Solihull
Salary: £8806.20pa, depending on qualifications and experience. HBS grade 4 pay spine 1
Hours: 15 hours per week – usually Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday 9.30-2.30pm each day. Some flexibility required to meet the needs of the charity/services.
Main Base/Area: The candidate must be prepared to work at any Headway Birmingham & Solihull site (Wylde Green, Moseley, and Rubery) as required.
Date Posted: 25/07/23
Closing Date: 02/08/23
Duties include: -
Using our pre-planned session materials, you will be required to deliver small group sessions across a range of subjects, which could include: reading/writing and maths, IT, brain injury related areas, art & crafts, social skills, adapted sports, communication, vocational and activities in the community.
Working with clients on their personal goals and deficits as part of group sessions
Offering a friendly listening ear when clients need it
Supporting clients with personal care as required
Overseeing client’s safety, comfort and well-being at all times, ensuring any concerns are appropriately followed up.
Being responsible for care staff and volunteers under your supervision and be confident to delegate tasks as required, as the session leader.
Experience and requirements: -
NVQ2 in Health and Social Care (or equivalent/willing to take within the first 2 years of being in role).
Willing to undertake all required training for the role.
Previous experience of working with people with disabilities and knowledge of brain injury is desirable, but not essential.
Although driving is not a requirement of the role, we welcome anyone who is trained and willing to drive our minibus to assist with transporting clients to community activities (D1 required).
The successful candidate will require an enhanced DBS, the cost of which will be met by the employer.
We offer a friendly and supportive environment and many benefits to our staff.
To formally apply:
please submit a full CV detailing education and employment to date, and supporting statement (maximum 2 sides of A4) that clearly outlines your suitability and experience for the role to firstname.lastname@example.org .
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