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 firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone 01642 989116
"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"
"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"
"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"
"Taking brain injured children home causes high stress for families. Disjointed services exacerbate family stress levels."
"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"
"Too often children and young people with ABI are discharged from hospital without specialist brain support that they and their families need to overcome lifelong challenges"
"We would like to see earlier identification and support for children with brain injuries to help them succeed in school."
"Healthy teens are better at identifying strategies to deal with barriers. KIDS WITH ABI'S CAN'T!"
"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"