Recovery Manager role working with a 47 year old male - Brentford

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1. About The Client

47 year old male who suffered an acquired brain injury from a sub-arachnoid haemorrhage (brain stroke) in June 2014, resulting in physical and cognitive challenges.

The Client has made considerable progress from the original prognosis and can now walk independently for short distances (sometimes with a stick) but currently requires someone close by and prompts. A wheelchair is currently used for longer distances / uneven terrain but the aim is to use the wheelchair as little as possible.

The client is personable and fun, able to communicate well verbally and in writing and generally has a good memory, but experiences challenges with the following:

  • Executive Functioning (initiating, planning & organizing)

  • Sequencing and co-ordination (Apraxia)

  • Spatial awareness

  • Reduced movement & sensation on the left side

  • Working memory / processing multiple pieces of information at once.

  • Rigid thinking

  • Migranes and facial pain

  • Neuro fatigue

2. About The Role

The role is described as a ‘Support Worker’ / ‘Recovery Manager’ and is considered to be pivotal in supporting ongoing recovery for the Client. The aim is to work with the client to promote functional improvement and increased independence.

The successful candidate will receive direction and guidelines from the client’s treating therapists on how to work with the client optimally to promote improvement – treating therapists include physiotherapist, occupational therapist, speech & language therapist and psychologist.

The role would suit someone who:

  • wishes to develop their skill set and career from a specific area of training to wider practical application

  • Is passionate about helping others and is motivated by contributing to delivering measurable improvement outcomes for improving the Client’s quality of life

The role will be emotionally rewarding for the right individual.

Required Competencies & Experience

 

3.1 Mandatory:

  • Clinically qualified background e.g. nurse, clinical therapist.

  • Confident and self-assured

  • Ability to assess risks in the moment

  • Adept at problem solving

  • Highly organized

  • Personable

  • Patient

  • Compassionate; good at understanding things from the Client’s perspective

  • Willing to learn

  • Must drive

  • Must like dogs (the client has a friendly 10 year old Labrador)

3.2 Preferrable

  • Practical experience within a neuro rehab context

  • Previous experience of working with clients with an acquired brain injury

  • Has their own car; ability to drive client to appointments and activities

  • Apple technology user

4. Examples of areas the role will support the Client to develop greater Client function and independence:

  • Dressing (strategies to overcome / manage apraxia

  • Planning & preparing meals

  • Planning the client’s diary and organisation of their time.

  • Taking initiative with activities

  • Physical & Cognitive exercise practice

  • Accompanying on external trips e.g. going to the gym, attending physio clinic, supermarket food shopping, undertaking therapy activities

  • Enhancing communication / interactive skills

  • Computer/ iPhone usage

The candidate will also be involved in multi-disciplinary team meetings with the client and his team of therapists.

5. Location:

Brentford, close to Kew Bridge – TW8

Travel:

Nearest station – Mainline, Kew Bridge (Waterloo / Clapham Jcn service); 5 min walk

District Line – between Gunnersbury & Kew Stations (Richmond Line), approx. 20 min walk, regular buses

Parking available on site.

6. Required Hours:

The role is likely to be full time (9am – 5pm , exact times to be agreed), 2-3 days a week (Mondays – Fridays).

There is possible scope for the role to become 5 days a week.

 

Pulse is an employment agency/employment business (as defined by the Conduct of Employment Agencies and Employment Businesses Regulations 2003) and is acting on behalf of its client in relation to this vacancy.

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