Early Intervention Co-ordinator

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Headway are seeking a person with a professional approach to progress within a health/social environment in the field of social rehabilitation, support and advocacy.


Headway SELNWK is a charity dedicated to the support, advocacy and awareness of the ongoing needs of individuals who have experienced acquired brain injuries (ABI). There is an exciting full time opportunity to join our Business Development Team working across the Headway SELNWK region. We are looking for a motivated and dynamic individual who will support people and families at the early stages of injury and develop innovative care pathways after the acute and rehabilitation stages of recovery.


Whether you wish to pursue a career in the health or social care professions or have a genuine enthusiasm to support those on their road to independence from an ABI, we would like to hear from you. You will be working in a key role with support from the Business Development Manager and team to work to deliver strong cohesive cross collaborative working relationships with clinicians and those involved in direct support of the patient and family members in order to further the aims of the service.


You will also need to have empathy and a listening ear and excellent communication skills and therefore previous experience of working with a similar client group in a rehabilitation or clinical setting would be a requirement. A willingness to develop is essential and there will be the opportunity to develop support programmes with peers, volunteers and students.

Key Responsibilities:


Headway is looking for a person who will manage the HEADWAY SELNWK Early Intervention Service. The post holder will be an integral part of a small team and be expected to plan, deliver and develop innovative early intervention support for the organisation and establish key links and working partnerships along the acute and rehabilitation pathway. The partnership with Kings College Hospital has been established for 10 years and initially a requirement of the role will be to rethink strategy, and formulate plans for intervention. A three – six-month planning period is envisaged to work together with senior personnel to develop a new strategy and submit to the CEO for approval.


The post holder will be part of a wider team supporting the Business Development Manager who is part of the Senior Management Team (SMT) comprising the Chief executive, the Community Manager and the Service Manager.



  • At least 3 year’s experience of work with a relevant client group (e.g. brain injury, learning disability, adult mental health)
  • Experience of delivering support programmes in a rehabilitation environment
  • Experience of working within limited resources
  • Experience of working in a clinical setting
  • Experience of working with families/carers



  • Understanding of immediate and long-term personal consequences of acquired brain injury
  • Skills in information gathering
  • Good organisational skills, ability to prioritise work load
  • High level of initiative
  • Ability to work under pressure and stay calm in stressful situations
  • Ability to learn quickly and adapt to different individuals
  • Listening skills
  • Good literacy and communication skills
  • Computer literacy including working knowledge of Microsoft Office, power point and publisher
  • Ability to communicate at all levels.


Closing Date: 3rd March 2017

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