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Youth and Adult Project Worker

We are currently recruiting for a permanent post to support our Youth and Adults’ Team.  This is an exciting opportunity to work with young people and adults living with an acquired brain injury.

Youth & Adult Project Worker – Youth and Adult Team

Permanent post (35 hours), Salary scale: £ 21,190 to 25,297

Full details of the positions are contained in the application pack.  Brain Injury Matters reserve the right to shortlist based on both essential and desirable criteria.
Please note if successful at interview, the applicant will have to complete an enhanced disclosure check.

To Apply Download the Application Pack or call (028) 90705125

Closing Date for receipt of application forms is 12pm Friday 20th July, shortlisting will take place on Tuesday 24th July and interviews are scheduled for Tuesday 31st July.
Brain Injury Matters (NI) is committed to equality of opportunity.

Overall Job Purpose:
To support and enhance the development of young people and adults who have sustained an acquired brain injury.  To promote social participation, social and emotional wellbeing and age appropriate independence.

Main Duties
Clinical:

• To assess and plan the physical, social and emotional needs of service users. 

• To assist in the formulation and delivery of support plans under the supervision of the service manager.

• To assist in the co-ordination and running of groups as appropriate.

• To attend and contribute to steering group meetings.

• To design, co-ordinate and deliver individual and group programmes designed to enhance skills and promote personal development in service users.

• Monitor and review service user progress, with the provision of service user reports as appropriate.

• To liaise with other service personnel and relevant agencies involved in the support of the person.

• Establish goals on an individual and group basis, and support the service user to achieve these.

• To work collaboratively with the Brain Injury Matters staff.

• Develop and maintain links with key agencies and service providers in the local communities.

• To implement social and recreational activities on a needs basis, e.g. outdoor pursuits, walking, public transport, social events etc.

• To participate in risk assessment both service user focused and environmental to ensure safeguarding.

• To assist in the ongoing development of evidence based support programmes in collaboration with other youth and adult programme staff.

Teaching, training and supervision

• To receive regular clinical supervision in accordance with professional practice guidelines.

• To develop skills and competences that assist in the delivery of current duties.

• To contribute to the training and support of other staff as appropriate.

• Participate in meetings, conferences and courses.

Service Development & Evaluation

• To assist in the design and implementation of the project evaluation.

• To contribute to the design and development of new projects.

• To undertake service audit as delegate by the service manager.

• To undertake searches of evidence-based literature and research to assist the project team in evidence-based practice.

• To demonstrate a commitment to the empowerment of service users and a strong interest in co-production and promotion of people’s rights.

• To actively engage service users and their families in service planning and project evaluation.

• To participate in yearly appraisal.

General

• To contribute to the development and maintenance of the highest professional standards of the practice, through active participation in internal and external CPD training and development programmes, in consultation with the post-holder’s manager.

• To maintain the highest standards of clinical record keeping and report writing in accordance with professional codes of practice and Brain Injury Matters policies and procedures.

• To prepare educational materials and visual aids as required.

• To undertake specific administrative duties as required including appropriate record-keeping.

• Ensure that any unusual behaviour or untoward incidents, complaints and accidents are reported and recorded.

• To manage workload and establish priorities.

• The organisations procedures are adhered to in relation to fire safety, health & safety etc.

• To carry out any other duties as specified by the service manager.


To be noted:
1         The job description is not definitive and may be amended to meet changing needs of the
project and Brain Injury Matters NI.

2 If appointed you will be required to produce evidence of qualifications and evidence that
you are legally entitled to live and work in the UK.


PERSONNEL SPECIFICATION

ESSENTIAL CRITERIA

1 Hold a professional qualification in one of the Health & Social Care profession.

2 Currently registered or eligible for registration with HCPC or NISCC.

3 Experience of working youth and/ or adults with disability.

4 Good computing/word processing skills.

5 Highly effective communication and interpersonal skills.

6 Ability to use initiation and work

7 Ability to develop appropriate communication with service users.

8 Flexibility and the ability to respond to change within the organisation.

9 Full current UK driving license and access to a suitable means of transport on appointment. 
* This criteria will be waived in the case of applicants whose disability prohibits driving but who have access to a form of transport approved which will permit them to carry out the duties required for the post.*


DESIRABLE CRITERIA

1 Working with people with chronic illness or disability and their families.

2 Experience in the delivery of psycho-educational and skills development programmes.

3 Experience of working with challenging behaviour and additional complex health needs.

4 Experience of group work.

5 Flexibility and ability to manage and organise own workload and time.

Note

The nature of the job will change over time as the needs of the business change. It is a requirement of the jobholder to contribute to the development of the role in best reflecting these changing needs.
The job requires a considerable degree of commitment, flexibility and adaptability on the part of the jobholder to meet quality standards and work deadlines.

 

 

For more information contact Fiona Hendren by email at fiona@braininjurymatters.org.uk

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