Salary: £38,381 - £48,615
This is a non-profit medical charity, a hospital and home who provide both short and long-term specialist services (assessment, rehabilitation and disability management) for adults with profound or complex disabilities resulting from damage to the brain or nervous system. Through these services they seek to enable people with profound neuro-disability to enjoy an optimal quality of life.
We currently have a vacancy for a strong and dynamic leader on Wellesley Ward which is a thirteen bed neuro-behavioural service for adults with an acquired brain injury. These patients' rehabilitation and placement options have been limited, often due to the nature of their behaviour and it is a busy, sometimes loud and challenging environment. As with any service that works with challenging behaviour, our goal is not simply to manage and reduce risk but also to take a curious approach to the underlying purpose of such behaviour and try to develop better ways for our patients to get their needs met.
The ward culture is based on a positive behavioural support approach through which we aim to move service users forward towards functional and quality of life goals.
The post-holder will be responsible for championing and guiding a diverse range of nursing and health care assistant staff whilst working alongside other multi-disciplinary colleagues. All staff undergo training in the positive behavioural support approach and we have dedicated members of staff who collect and analyse behavioural data in order to monitor intervention progress.
The suitable candidate will have relevant experience, preferably within a similar environment. Please note that this is a full-time position, 37 hours per week + bleepholder responsibilities.
Benefits: Accommodation is available, pension, occupation health service, health benefit schemes, interest free season ticket loan for employees who live outside the perimeter of M25, personal accident plan, childcare vouchers, cycle2work scheme, annual flu vaccinations, DES assessment, eyesight test and study leave.