We wish to recruit a Family Support Worker to provide a range of support services to parents and carers of brain injured children living across Middlesbrough and Redcar and Cleveland.
30 hours £22,000 pro rata. This is a fixed term contract
The Family Support Worker will provide advocacy, emotional and learning support to families of children living with the effects of an acquired brain injury. They will develop and manage a volunteer scheme whereby volunteers offer a befriending service as well as offer practical support.
For an application pack please email firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone 01642 989116
Closing date for applications: Wednesday 18 May 2016 12 noon
Please note we do not accept CVs
"We are medical practitioners. The real experts are the parents. Over the last 35 years they have taught me everything I know"
"We would like to see earlier identification and support for children with brain injuries to help them succeed in school."
"Poor parenting styles affects children's behavior; increases their learning disability; and has a negative impact on emotions; anxiety; anger management post brain injury"
"Strength-based family intervention after pediatric ABI is essential. Parents need to be equipped with the skills to cope and advocate for the child."
"More play increases brain plasticity and makes for better recovery post brain injury"
"When different organisations assess different aspects of a child's neuro-rehabilitation needs, everyone looks at things from a different perspective and highlight needs and conflicting priorities"
"Often families don't have the financial capability to access services. We need to rethink how we deliver neuro-rehab services to children and young people"
"New parenting support intervention showed how parenting style is related to executive dysfunction in children and young people post brain injury. With support parents cope better so the child has a better recovery"
"Pediatric neuro-rehabilitation cannot be delivered in isolation. The needs of the child have to be looked at both holistically and within the context of the family unit. Parents need to be empowered to be parents in post-acute pediatric neuro-rehabilitation following brain injury"
"Rehabilitation interventions can lead to positive outcomes for children and their families if delivered in the familiar home environment and applied to everyday situations"