Headway is an Irish registered charity and an internationally accredited brain injury services organisation that supports adults (18+) who are affected by brain injury.
Due to the retirement of a long-serving member of our Audit and Risk Committee, we are currently seeking to recruit a new board member with substantial accounting / audit / financial control experience.
Board and Audit & Risk meetings are held quarterly (currently via video conference), and the board is provided with detailed information about all aspects of the organisation.
We were founded in 1985 as a support group by families and interested professionals to address the needs of people with brain injuries and their carers and families. Since then, we have grown, and now provide a range of community-based rehabilitation support services and information for people affected by brain injury. Headway is funded primarily by the HSE, and we liaise closely with regional CHO's to facilitate and develop service capacity, regulatory and best practice standards, and service level agreements.
We are always striving to improve the quality of the service we provide and achieve the highest standards possible. Our adult brain injury programmes for Home and Community and Vocational Services have been awarded the maximum three-year standard of accreditation by CARF International, recognition that Headway is guided by internationally recognised service standards and best practices. It demonstrates that we are committed to reducing risk, addressing health and safety concerns, respecting cultural and individual preferences, and providing the best possible quality of service. The three year accreditation for Headway is the highest possible award under the scheme.
Please see our website for more in-depth information about the organisation and our services: www.headway.ie