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.
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.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Closing date for applications: 12 noon on Friday 27th November 2020.
Late applications will not be accepted.
"Healthy teens are better at identifying strategies to deal with barriers. KIDS WITH ABI'S CAN'T!"
"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"
"We would like to see earlier identification and support for children with brain injuries to help them succeed in school."
"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"
"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"
"We are medical practitioners. The real experts are the parents. Over the last 35 years they have taught me everything I know"
"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"
"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"