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 email@example.com or telephone 01642 989116
Closing date for applications: Wednesday 18 May 2016 12 noon
Please note we do not accept CVs
"Healthy teens are better at identifying strategies to deal with barriers. KIDS WITH ABI'S CAN'T!"
"Families need to be properly supported as 'resilience' is key to delivering successful outcomes for children and young people."
"Taking brain injured children home causes high stress for families. Disjointed services exacerbate family stress levels."
"We are medical practitioners. The real experts are the parents. Over the last 35 years they have taught me everything I know"
"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"
"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"
"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"
"There are problems with getting people into neuro-rehab. Those most in need are often those most excluded due to a lack of socio-economic resources."
"Intensive and individualized approaches work. A one-size-fits-all approach doesn't. You have to make it relevant to the child."
"With support parents cope better so the child has a better recovery"