Job DescriptionSenior Rehabilitation Assistant – Berkeley Close Houses
Salary: From £17,462 plus enhancements Career Level: Primary Contributors (Band 3)
Full time 37.5 hours
In this role you will be the most Senior Rehabilitation Assistant on the ward, supporting qualified nurses and Trans disciplinary team to deliver exceptional care to our patients. You will take a lead in mentoring junior RA’s and the organisation and co-ordination of the day. Knowledge and experience of working with this patient group and community services would be an advantage, as you will be a role model to your team, demonstrating a flexible, individual and person centred approach. Safety and therapeutic engagement is the key components of our care delivery focus and should be a key demonstrable ability required for this role. This is an excellent opportunity to develop your career and be part of a developing service. Berkeley close Houses (community pathway)
Berkeley Close Houses is a specialist Acquired Brain Injury ward within the Brain Injury IPU. Berkeley Close provides a purpose built, 7 bedded environment that serves as a base for community participation and provides a range of internal opportunities to develop skills, responsibilities and relationships at ‘home’. Nearby opportunities for activity are exceptional.
Within Northampton, there is a Headway Day Service, colleges offering supported learning courses, a range of supported work placements and a wealth of leisure, recreation and shopping facilities. The overall aim of our work with service users at Berkeley Close is to maximise community participation by overcoming the difficulties presented by behaviour, cognitive and physical change due to brain injury. Treatment plans are tailored to the individual and service users are fully involved throughout the process. Integral to the work at Berkley Close, is family involvement, especially if the service user has difficulty in fully participating in planning and decision-making independently.
The philosophy of Berkeley Close Houses is based on recognition that an individual has strengths as well as needs, and a right to support, treatment and care from a transdisciplinary teams able to assist recovery and achievement of optimum mental health, function and community integration. The overall aim is to work with service users and maximise participation by overcoming the difficulties presented by emotional, behaviour, cognitive and physical change due to brain injury. We seek to provide flexible non-institutionalised enablement that meets needs through an on-going process of individual planning in which service users are fully involved. Integral to the model, is family involvement, especially if the service user has difficulty in fully participating in planning and decision-making independently. Such involvement becomes much more dependent upon the feelings of the service user where they are able to express clear preferences.
Our aim is to engage patients in their rehabilitation and deliver exceptional individualised care. You will be a key member of a Transdisciplinary team working with RAID, Positive Behaviour Support plans and the Neurobehavioral approach, to truly make a difference to our patients lives and family.
“Applicants will need to hold the care certificate or have considerable experience in healthcare especially, working with patients In the community and gain the care certificate within the first six months of employment. We offer full support and training to gain the care certificate where needed.”
We offer an excellent benefits package including:
- Sickness policy on par with the NHS
- 35 days annual leave, increasing to 41 after 10 years' service
- Life cover
- Car lease scheme
- Cycle to work scheme
- Childcare vouchers
- Healthcare cash plan
- Free parking
- Paid DBS application
- Access to free vocational qualifications
Closing date: Sumday 24th March 2019