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VACANCY: HOSPITAL BI LINKWORKER

Headway Birmingham & Solihull require a reliable, trustworthy, self- assured and self-motivated individual who has a good appreciation of the local framework of Health & Social Services provision, with experience of dealing with people in traumatic and emotional situations and an understanding of the consequences of brain injury.

Hospital Brain Injury Link Worker’s work with Hospitals and other Brain Injury organisations to develop visiting / clinic opportunities on the appropriate hospital wards within the geographic area of Birmingham and Solihull.  They will support, signpost brain injured clients and their carers / families to the appropriate services to meet their needs.

Hospital BI Link worker -To ensure that brain injured people and their families have information, advice and support at the earliest stages. To support & signpost families/brain injured people to the relevant Headway Groups and Legal firms, providing a smooth and easy pathway into the support they need at the hospital stage and beyond.

Location: Birmingham & Solihull

Salary: £6,307.60pa, depending on experience. HBS grade 5 pay spine 1

Hours: 10 hours per week - worked flexibly and may include some evenings / weekends according to service need   

Duration: Permanent

Date Posted: 09/08/23

Closing Date: 18/08/23

The successful candidate will be able to: -

  • Provide emotional support as well as advice and guidance for brain injured people and their families / carers.

  • Ensure all handwritten reports are accurate, and in clear, legible handwriting.

  • Ensure that the post holder maintains a current ‘honorary contract’ for the QE Hospital and builds/maintains links with the lead clinician/OTs and others in the team, on behalf of all the Headways.

  • Build relationships in order to work in conjunction with other Navigators (e.g. Multi trauma wards) in the hospital.

  • Signpost to the Panel and give out details of other local firms. Set up and support families at meetings with solicitors where they wish so.

  • Produce reports, case studies and outcomes that are well written and by the required deadlines.

  • Work closely with Headway Birmingham & Solihull Case Workers.

  • Visit Brain Injured people and their carers/family members in hospital at the Queen Elizabeth trauma wards in Birmingham.

  • Develop relationships and networks to reach as many people at the early stages of BI/caring as possible

  • Apply for Headway UK emergency grants, direct and signpost families for the areas they require support including liaising with hospital professionals such as Occupational Therapists, Physiotherapist, Head Sister/Nurse etc. .

  • Set up regular ward visits and meets with OTs, get lists etc.  Ensure that all referral details are collated/sorted/monitored and passed on to the relevant Outreach Workers of each Headway.

  • Have use of own vehicle, full driving licence is a prerequisite of this role.

  • Produce all required personal monitoring items accurately and on time.i.e., end of month, expenses, outputs and timesheets

The successful candidate will require an enhanced DBS disclosure. Disclosure expense initially to be met by the candidate. Headway Birmingham & Solihull will reimburse the candidate on completion of their probationary period.

STAFF BENEFITS: Generous annual leave (includes  Bank Holidays allowance pro rata), pension scheme, BHSF Healthcare plan, confidential counselling service, Blue Light Card Scheme, social events.  Comprehensive specialist training, opportunity to gain NVQ Level 3 in advice and guidance.

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 personnel@headway-bs.org.uk .

  • apply via Indeed

  • For more information and to request an application pack, please contact Donna Rowe (Personnel Administrator) on 0121 457 7541 (option 5), Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday 9am-3pm 

 

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