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Recruitment Update!

January 31st, 2017

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 matt@matrixneurological.org.uk or telephone 01642 989116


"Different 'experts' involved in pediatric neuro-rehabilitation come from different organisational cultures which causes conflict and has a negative effect on the outcomes for the child."
Barbara O'Connell; Ireland
"Families and professionals spend time focusing on the negative aspects of ABI. Families need to be properly supported as 'resilience' is key to delivering successful outcomes for children and young people."
Roberta De Pompeii; USA
"Positive and coordinated neuro-rehab interventions for children and young people is prove to bring health improvements; improve independence; a decline in the need for sheltered living; decreases vulnerability; decreases drop-out rates in schools; decreases youth offending"
Eric Hermans; Netherlands
"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"
Professor Bryan Kolb; Canada
"Case management for children and young people post acquired brain injury is 'pivotal' to successful outcomes and must be local"
Deborah Andrews; New Zealand
"Our 10 year study proves that family-led home-based neuro-rehab interventions deliver the best outcomes for children and young people"
Lucia Braga; Brazil
"Parent-supported interventions following pediatric ABI bring reductions to the cost to society"
Eric Hermans; Netherlands
"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
"More play increases brain plasticity and makes for better recovery post brain injury"
Professor Bryan Kolb; Canada
"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

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

Council for Disabled Children Lottery Funded