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November 11th, 2020

JOB ADVERTISEMENT

We are looking for 2 x SPECIALIST SEN SUPPORT WORKERS, 1 X ADMIN & RESOURCE WORKER & 1 X FAMILY SUPPORT ASSISTANT/BEFRIENDER

Matrix Neurological is an innovative charity based in Middlesbrough that exists to help remove inequalities for children and young people living with an acquired brain injury. We also provide practical and emotional peer support to their families.

Due to gaining some additional funding to expand our innovative team, we are looking for 4 dynamic and highly motivated individuals.  You must be passionate about helping children and young people to recover following a brain injury, by maximising their skills and personal development through provision of non-clinical interventions.  2 posts will work as outreach and 2 are office-based support roles.

You will have experience of person-centred support, be compassionate and understanding; possess excellent communication and administration skills and be experienced in working with disadvantaged children and young people with behavioural difficulties.

You do not need experience of acquired brain injury in children and young people as training will be provided; however it would be an advantage.

 

Specialist SEN Support Worker (2 posts) – (Initially 18 months fixed term contract as the role is funding dependent)

1 x 30 hours per week £12.16 per hour

1 x 17 hours per week £12.16 per hour

Working as part of an pioneering support team, you will provide stimulating fun activities that will assist with the ongoing sensory, cognitive, communication, social, emotional and behavioural development of these young people.  Both roles are to provide Specialist Education Needs Support to children and young people living with the effects of an acquired brain injury, to help facilitate improvements in their cognitive, communication, social, emotional and behavioural development and support their ongoing recovery journey. You will need experience of successfully engaging and working directly with children and young people with disabilities and will be working both in community settings and in family homes.

 

Administration & Resource Assistant – (Initially 18 months fixed term contract as this role is funding dependent)

9 hours per week £8.50 per hour

This role is to effectively control assets within the charity’s resource library and provide assistance and administrative support to the Children and Young People’s Support Team.  You will have experience of managing excel databases and will be based within the charity office.

 

Family Support Assistant/Befriender – (Initially 12 month fixed term contract as this role is funding dependent)

6 hours per week (initially) £10.17 per hour

This role is to assist the Case Manager and to provide emotional and practical support to the families/parents/carers of brain injured children and young people.  You will be hosting virtual 1-1 and group support sessions and will be office based.   You will have experience of adult mental health issues and/or successfully engaging with parents in need of emotional support and understanding.

 

All these posts are subject to either an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (EDBS) check or a Disclosure and Barring service check (DBS) and will commence in January 2021.

To apply for any of these posts, please contact us on 01642 989116 to request an application pack.

Alternatively email jan@matrixneurological.org.uk

Closing date for applications: 12 noon on Friday 27th November 2020. 

Late applications will not be accepted.


"My colleague was blown away by the tremendous work your organisation is doing for society."  Social Worker
"Healthy teens are better at identifying strategies to deal with barriers. KIDS WITH ABI'S CAN'T!"
Shari Wade; USA
"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
"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
Child 1 - Aged 14 and 3 years after a traumatic brain injury
2019 2020 Change
REASONING 301/800 426/800   +  125
MEMORY 181/800 304/800   +  123
ATTENTION 463/800 573/800   +  110
COORDINATION 47/800 309/800   +  262
PERCEPTION 158/800 374/800   +  216
"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
"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"
The Children's Trust; United Kingdom
"We are medical practitioners. The real experts are the parents. Over the last 35 years they have taught me everything I know"
Lucia Braga; Brazil
"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"
Cathy Jonson; Rehab without Walls; United Kingdom.
"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

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.

Council for Disabled Children Community Funded Charity Excellence Lottery Funded Youth Foundation BBC CiN