6 x CLASSROOM SUPPORT VOLUNTEERS
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 increased referrals, we are expanding our highly skilled team. We are looking for several patient, supportive, resilient and dynamic individuals for volunteer positions. You must be passionate about helping people to succeed and have good long term outcomes, by maximising their skills and personal development through the provision of innovative non-clinical interventions.
Ideally you will have experience of acquired brain injury in children and young people however in-depth training will be provided where necessary.
CLASSROOM SUPPORT VOLUNTEERS (6 positions) – Hours – to be agreed
These roles are to support learning and skills development as well as 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 therapeutic activities, as guided by the Specialist SEN staff, to assist with cognitive, communication or emotional and behavioural development. These roles would particularly suit Teacher Training Students or retired teachers as you will utilise your existing skills as well as learn about acquired brain injuries in children and young people and how they affect learning.
All posts are subject to either an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (EDBS) check or a Disclosure and Barring service check (DBS) and will commence ASAP.
To apply for any of these posts or volunteering roles, please contact us on 01642 989116 to request an application pack. Alternatively email firstname.lastname@example.org.
"We would like to see earlier identification and support for children with brain injuries to help them succeed in school."
"Case management for children and young people post acquired brain injury is 'pivotal' to successful outcomes and must be local"
"We are medical practitioners. The real experts are the parents. Over the last 35 years they have taught me everything I know"
"Healthy teens are better at identifying strategies to deal with barriers. KIDS WITH ABI'S CAN'T!"
"Rehabilitation interventions can lead to positive outcomes for children and their families if delivered in the familiar home environment and applied to everyday situations"
"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."
"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"
"There are problems with getting people into neuro-rehab. Those most in need are often those most excluded due to a lack of socio-economic resources."