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If you’re looking for a rewarding career that makes a real difference to the lives of local people, then a job with Headway Devon may be for you.

For over 17 years we have been providing a lifeline to people whose worlds have been turned upside down by brain injury. Our services support people across Devon and Torbay and reach over a hundred people each week.

Headway Devon has attained the GOLD standard with Investors in People, which means that we are committed to developing our staff team and ensuring that this is a positive and productive place to work.

 

Current Vacancies:

Day Centre Engagement Officer
Exeter, Devon (with occasional travel to our Torquay and Honiton Centres)

Who am I working for?
Operating across Devon and Torbay, Headway Devon is a local charity dedicated to improving life after brain injury.

Brain injuries are a hidden disability that can affect personalities, relationships and the ability to lead an independent life. When a person’s life is turned upside down by brain injury, we ensure they get the help and support they need and deserve.

Now, we’re looking for a Day Centre Engagement Officer to join our team on a full-time basis, working 37.5 hours per week.

The Benefits
– Salary of £11.08 per hour
– Excellent training provided
– Paid travel time
– Group company pension
– Develop an extremely rewarding career with a local charity
– Friendly and inclusive culture
– Increase your expertise in brain damage and how it impacts people’s lives
– The chance to play a key role in people’s recovery process and support their progress
– Generous holiday scheme
– PPE provided

This is a rare opportunity for an individual with a background in the voluntary and care sectors, and a strong grasp of working with vulnerable people, to advance their career into a more leadership-focused position.

Everyday our team makes a huge difference to the lives of people across Devon. Not only those with brain injuries, but their families and support networks who are afforded some respite and assistance through our day centres. Your work will be vital to this continuing support as you ensure the frontline services are provided by motivated and engaged team members.

So, if you are looking for that vital next step and have the expertise and drive we are looking for, we’re waiting to hear from you.

The Role

As a Day Centre Engagement Officer, you will be tasked with leading the day-to-day services within our centre in Exeter, providing management and leadership of services and staff. You will also provide cover for our Torquay and Honiton centres when required.

Ensuring clients are engaging with services effectively, you will develop care plans and risk assessments that enhance the quality of life for centre users, respects their dignity, promotes independence and supports individualised care.

A key element of your role will be to lead, develop and motivate staff, deliver regular reviews and appraisals, rate staff following supervision and agree and implement personal development plans.

Additionally, you will:

– Lead the development of centre activities and engagement programmes
– Report any concerns or observations to the Services Manager
– Lead team communication and team meetings
– Support fundraising, training and Headway Devon events

About You

To be considered as a Day Centre Engagement Officer, you will need:
– Experience and/or knowledge of working in the voluntary sector
– Experience and/or knowledge of working with vulnerable people
– Experience of working in the care sector
– Experience of working as part of a team
– Excellent organisational skills
– The ability to work effectively alone and as part of a team
– A sensitive approach to vulnerable people, maintaining their dignity and self-respect at all times
– Excellent communication skills
– A full driving licence and access to a car
– A social or clinical care qualification or equivalent

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Community Senior Carer
Exeter, Devon (providing cover across Devon)

Who am I working for?

Operating across Devon and Torbay, Headway Devon is a local charity dedicated to improving life after brain injury.

Brain injuries are a hidden disability that can affect personalities, relationships and the ability to lead an independent life. When a person’s life is turned upside down by brain injury, we ensure they get the help and support they need and deserve.

Now, we’re looking for a Community Senior Carer to join our team working 30 hours per week on a flexible basis, ideally across Wednesday, Thursday and Friday.

The Benefits
– Salary of £10.90 per hour
– Excellent training provided
– Paid travel time
– Group company pension
– Develop an extremely rewarding career with a local charity
– Friendly and inclusive culture
– Increase your expertise in brain damage and how it impacts people’s lives
– The chance to play a key role in people’s recovery process and support their progress
– Generous holiday scheme
– PPE provided

If you have a great leadership style and a background in care, this is an amazing opportunity to drive the success of services that support people during a difficult time in their lives.

This varied, exciting role will see you enabling individuals within the community and making a real difference to lives through the delivery of incredible community services.

We value respect, ambition, learning, positivity, honesty and compassion and rebuild lives after acquired brain injury. If you think you could make a positive impact on our services, we want to hear from you.

What will I be doing?

As a Community Senior Carer, you will work with individuals throughout Devon in a community setting to achieve their goals, maximise independent living and facilitate social inclusion.

Managing a team of Community Support Workers, you will assist the Service Manager, provide supervision to your team and support the running of the service.

Additionally, your role will involve:
– Developing care plans and risk assessments
– Assisting with leading, developing and motivating staff
– Motivating and monitoring the progress of clients
– Arranging rotas for Community Support Workers
– Ensure that individuals feel valued and respected at all times
– Report concerns and relevant observations to the Services Manager

About You

To be considered as a Community Senior Carer, you will need:
– Experience of leading a team
– Experience of working in the care sector
– A sensitive approach to vulnerable people maintaining their dignity and self-respect at all times
– Strong communication skills, especially with clients, carers and professionals
– The ability to keep accurate and up to date records
– Self-motivation and plenty of initiative
– A full, valid driving licence and access to your own vehicle
– A care qualification or equivalent

 

If you are interested please apply using the forms below and email Hannah Blatchford at hannahb@headwaydevon.org,uk. Please also email Hannah Blatchford or call 01392 211822 if you have any queries.

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We welcome volunteers to work in our centres, with our fundraising department, and on our board of Trustees. For more information click here

 

 

For more information, or if you have any queries please contact: hannahb@headwaydevon.org.uk