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
"Intensive and individualized approaches work. A one-size-fits-all approach doesn't. You have to make it relevant to the child."
"Brain development is complex and prolonged. Brain plasticity is influenced by a range of factors. Plasticity provides a base for neuro-rehab therapies and treatment"
"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"
"NHS clinicians struggle with what intervention to prioritise in paediatric neuro-rehabilitation due to limited clinical time and the complexity of needs. Children, clinicians, parents and schools all have different neuro-rehabilitation priorities"
"Children and young people have poor social competence post brain injury due to reduced cognition, executive functions, and emotional control. As a result they are twice as likely to have mental health issues in the future"
"When someone has a brain injury, early access to local, specialist rehabilitation is crucial to ensure the maximum recovery and make significant savings to the state in health costs"
"Case management for children and young people post acquired brain injury is 'pivotal' to successful outcomes and must be local"
"When different organisations assess different aspects of a child's neuro-rehabilitation needs, everyone looks at things from a different perspective and have conflicting priorities"
"We need to harness the power of brain plasticity for treating children and young people with brain injury, especially at the key ages of 0-3 and at ages 10-16"