Family Support Worker Vacancy at Matrix

April 18th, 2016

 

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 matt@matrixneurological.org.uk or telephone 01642 989116

Closing date for applications: Wednesday 18 May 2016 12 noon

Please note we do not accept CVs


"Families need to be properly supported as 'resilience' is key to delivering successful outcomes for children and young people."
Roberta De Pompeii; USA
"Participation in teen sports and normal activities leads to improved quality of life for children and young people post brain injury and helps to maximise outcomes"
Claire Willis; Australia
"We would like to see earlier identification and support for children with brain injuries to help them succeed in school."
Dalton Leong; Chief Executive of the Children's Trust
"With support parents cope better so the child has a better recovery"
Andrea Palacio-Navarro; Spain
"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"
Professor Bryan Kolb; Canada
"Intensive and individualized approaches work. A one-size-fits-all approach doesn't. You have to make it relevant to the child."
Recolo; United Kingdom
I was very impressed with the results you have had with the young people you have worked with.
"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"
Headway; United Kingdom
"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"
James Tonks; University of London
"Strength-based family intervention after pediatric ABI is essential. Parents need to be equipped with the skills to cope and advocate for the child."
Caron Gan; Canada

OUR MISSION: To work to remove inequalities for children & young people affected by acquired brain injury; and provide effective support to their families that makes a real difference.

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