We have now secured additional funding for this post which will extend the term of this post to 12 months.
We are now recruiting for a part time Family Support Worker to provide a range of support services to parents and carers of brain injured children living across the Tees Valley.
They will provide advocacy, emotional and learning support to families of children living with the effects of an acquired brain injury.
The post holder will take referrals from parents, carers, GPs and other community professionals and discuss needs with parents and carers in order to support them to access appropriate services.
Applicants must have demonstrable experience of working independently in health, social care or information, advice and guidance in direct contact with service users and have knowledge of existing service provision and access routes.
Full time salary £22,000 pro rata to 15 hours. The post is initially for 12 months.
Closing date for application is 10 April 2017
For an application pack please email email@example.com or telephone 01642 989116
"Strength-based family intervention after pediatric ABI is essential. Parents need to be equipped with the skills to cope and advocate for the child."
"Taking brain injured children home causes high stress for families. Disjointed services exacerbate family stress levels."
"Rehabilitation interventions can lead to positive outcomes for children and their families if delivered in the familiar home environment and applied to everyday situations"
"We are medical practitioners. The real experts are the parents. Over the last 35 years they have taught me everything I know"
"Thousands of children and young people living in the UK today without the help and support that can make a huge difference to their lives"
"NHS clinicians struggle with what intervention to priorities in pediatric neuro-rehabilitation due to limited clinical time and the complexity of needs. Children, clinicians, parents and schools all have different neuro-rehabilitation priorities"
"Restoration of anatomical functions and relationships must be done within 2 months of brain injury"
"More play increases brain plasticity and makes for better recovery post brain injury"
"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"
"Intensive and individualized approaches work. A one-size-fits-all approach doesn't. You have to make it relevant to the child."