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Rehabilitation Support Worker - Long flexible shifts

NeuroSupport Services Ltd
Closing date
28 Jun 2022

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Contract Type
Full Time
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NeuroSupport services is looking for psychology graduates or candidates with a background of Brain Injury and Mental health experience to support services users with an acquired Brain Injury. Our service aims to support rehabilitation and in enabling people to optimise independence and quality of life. We are looking for a Therapy assistant who would be willing to support people both within their home environment and also willing to provide support in helping service users access the community.

Experienced in brain injury support is highy advantageous.

Please briefly describe the client's difficulties:

Poor cognition

Aspiration risk

Impaired motor skills

Restricted range of movement in left hip/ pelvis form injuries sustained

Speech hard to understand

Can be impulsive and anxious

The household can be challenging in terms of communication and emotions

What are the activities required?

Assistance required to transfer - standing step transfer with close supervision and prompting

Prompting to complete personal care and follow OT plan

Supervision with eating / drinking

Help to complete therapy programme - OT, PT, SLT, psychology

Support to manage impulsivity and anxieties

Support with cognition

Help to cook meals

Diabetic - admin of medication

Hour available: 3 or 4 shifts to be covered from 7.45am to 8pm - we can probably work around the availability of the workers available. Shifts are 7 days a week. shift pattern is 12-hour shifts and any one we introduce needs to fit in to this schedule otherwise it becomes too bitty for the client and his family.

There will be plenty more opportunities for more hours for the suitable candidate.

Successful Candidates will:

* Have access to full Training including Brain Injury Awareness Training

* CPD opportunities

* Full Enhanced DBS and Insurance

* Competitive Hourly Rate

* Partial Mileage and Travel time covered

* Gain Experience working with an MDT

Successful candidates will be willing to help people adapt to their limitations, but also strive to reach their goals. You will be working as part of a multi-disciplinary team to implement behavioural, psychological, and cognitive strategies, as well as support with daily living activities. Therapy Assistants should be confident with working independently and providing empirical feedback where necessary.

Successful candidates must be:

* Reliable

* Adaptable

* Resilient

* Excellent Communication skills

* Experience in the field of Psychology

* Willing to become self-employed
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