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Headway Birmingham & Solihull are a leading Acquired Brain Injury Charity.

We are looking for a confident, caring individual with an understanding of disability and a good sense of humour.

Brain Injury Coaches 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 BRAIN INJURY SKILLS COACH 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.

Location: Birmingham & Solihull. Based at our Hub in Moseley.  The candidate must be prepared to work at any Headway site (Sutton Coldfield and Rubery) on pre-agreed occasions as required.

Salary: £17,661.28 pa for 28hr week - dependent on qualification and experience (HBS Grade 5 payspine 1)

Hours: usually Monday-Thursday 8.40am-4pm some flexibility required to meet the needs of the charity/services.

Duration: Permanent

Date Posted: 09/05/23

Closing Date: 15/05/23


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

  • Ensuring session training materials are reviewed / updated and new session plans introduced

  • 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: -

  • NVQ3 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 along with a supporting statement (maximum 2 sides of A4) that clearly outlines your suitability and experience for the role to or

  • apply via Indeed or

  • request an application pack from 

If you would like to have an informal conversation about this opportunity you can contact our Personnel Department 0121 457 7541and ask for Donna Rowe

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