Link Worker – Headway Surrey

Role: Link Worker

Hours and Salary: Part-time: 15 hours per week (initially 12-month fixed term contract)

Closing date: 29th March, 2020
Interviews: 2nd April, 2020

Headway Surrey are looking for a Link Worker to make a difference and raise awareness with medical and health professionals to increase the number of clients with acquired or traumatic brain injuries and families that we support across Surrey. The ideal candidate will be visiting and establishing meaningful relationships with the staff dealing with these injuries in outpatients, in stroke units and other wards at Surrey Hospitals and St. George’s Hospital in Tooting.

This is a newly developed role and will require you to build and monitor good working relationships and awareness with a variety of medical and health professionals. You will need to ensure that Headway Surrey’s information is available to staff, patients and carers. This will involve checking displays of leaflets and posters, manning awareness tables and giving talks to professional groups about our services.

The successful applicant will be hard working, loyal, self-motivated and personable with excellent communication skills. A knowledge of the health or social care system would be an advantage, as would an interest in disability, care, rehabilitation and brain injury, but not essential. Additional training in understanding brain injury can be provided.

The role will involve working from the base in Guildford, from home and at other locations in Surrey and St. George’s in Tooting. You will report directly to the Services Coordinator and liaise with a small and friendly team of three Rehabilitation Coordinators.

The successful applicant must have a clean driving licence and access to a car and will be subject to a full DBS check and references. The applicant must be able to transport and set up a portable table, banner and other promotional items in various Surrey locations as required to raise awareness.

Please send your CV and a covering letter with any extra information as to why you are the best person for this job to Chloe Bunce, Services Coordinator If you have any questions please contact Chloe Bunce 01483 454433