New vacancies!

March 4th, 2022



Matrix Neurological is a lived-experience led, pioneering charity that helps children and young people living with an acquired brain injury caused by an accident or illness.  We also provide practical, emotional and peer support to their families.

Due to additional funding, we are expanding our highly skilled team.  We are looking for 2 patient, supportive, resilient and dynamic individuals.  You must be passionate about helping children and young people to succeed and have good long term outcomes, by maximising their skills and personal development through the provision of innovative non-clinical interventions.

Both roles provide Specialist Education Needs support to children and young people living with the effects of an acquired brain injury, helping facilitate improvements in their physical, sensory, cognitive, communication, social, emotional and behavioural function, and supporting their ongoing recovery journey.  1 post will work in both in the office and as outreach, and 1 is a more office-based role with some occasional outreach work.  You do not need experience of acquired brain injury in children and young people as training will be provided.

You will have experience of successfully working directly with and engaging disadvantaged children and young people with disabilities, including learning and behavioural difficulties.  You will possess excellent communication and administration skills and will be working both in community settings and in family homes.


ACQUIRED BRAIN INJURY SUPPORT WORKER  (Mental Health and Wellbeing) – (Initially 12 months fixed term contract as the role is funding dependent)

£12.16 per hour (£22,183 pro rata) Hours – to be agreed

The job role is to provide 1-1 emotional and development support to children and young people living with the effects of an acquired brain injury.  Working as part of a pioneering support team, you will provide stimulating fun activities that will prioritise poor mental wellbeing, low self esteem and self-belief and assist with the ongoing sensory, cognitive, communication, social, emotional and behavioural development of these highly vulnerable young people.



£10.79 per hour (£19,638 pro rata) Hours – to be agreed

The job purpose is to support learning and skills development, provide administrative support and help with the smooth running of our Classroom/Activities Room for children and young people living with the effects of an acquired brain injury.  You will also provide fun and stimulating activities to assist with cognitive, communication or emotional and behavioural development.


Both posts are subject to either an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (EDBS) check and will commence in April 2022.

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

Alternatively email


Closing date for applications: 12 noon on Monday 4 April 2022.  Late applications will not be accepted.

"Healthy teens are better at identifying strategies to deal with barriers. KIDS WITH ABI'S CAN'T!"
Shari Wade; USA
"NHS clinicians struggle with what intervention to prioritise in paediatric neuro-rehabilitation due to limited clinical time and the complexity of needs. Children, clinicians, parents and schools all have different neuro-rehabilitation priorities"
Recolo; United Kingdom
"Positive and coordinated neuro-rehab interventions for children and young people is proven to bring health improvements; improve independence; reduces the need for sheltered living; decreases vulnerability; decreases drop-out rates in schools; decreases youth offending"
Eric Hermans; Netherlands
"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
"We need to harness the power of brain plasticity for treating children and young people with brain injury, especially at the key ages of 0-3 and at ages 10-16"
Professor Bryan Kolb; Canada
"Strength-based family intervention after pediatric ABI is essential. Parents need to be equipped with the skills to cope and advocate for the child."
Caron Gan; Canada
"Different 'experts' involved in paediatric 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
"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
"More play increases brain plasticity and makes for better recovery post brain injury"
Professor Bryan Kolb; Canada
"With support parents cope better so the child has a better recovery"
Andrea Palacio-Navarro; Spain

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.

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