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April 28th, 2022

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1 x ACQUIRED BRAIN INJURY SUPPORT WORKER

1 x FAMILY SUPPORT WORKER

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 additional funding, we are expanding our highly skilled team.  We are looking for several patient, supportive, resilient and dynamic individuals for both employed roles and 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.

The ABI Support Worker will prioritise mental health support to children and young people living with the effects of an acquired brain injury (ABI) and the Family Support Worker will prioritise the mental health and wellbeing of their parents/carers.  You do not need experience of acquired brain injury in children and young people as in-depth training will be provided.

 

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.  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.   This post will work both in the office and in the community.

 

Family 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

This role is to provide advocacy and emotional and practical support interventions to the families/parents/carers of children and young people who are living with the effects of a childhood acquired brain injury, to maintain or improve parent/carer health, mental health, wellbeing and family relationships.  You will have experience of dealing with adult mental health issues and will possess excellent communication and administration skills.  This post will work both in the office and in the community.

  

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 jan@matrixneurological.org.uk.

 


I was very impressed with the results you have had with the young people you have worked with.
"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
"Parent-supported interventions after paediatric ABI bring reductions to the cost to society"
Eric Hermans; Netherlands
"With support parents cope better so the child has a better recovery"
Andrea Palacio-Navarro; Spain
This is the best support plan we have ever seen that will deliver the best outcomes for this young person.  The costings are 'spot on' and realistic'.  Direct Payments Team.  
"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
"Intensive and individualized approaches work. A one-size-fits-all approach doesn't. You have to make it relevant to the child."
Recolo; United Kingdom
"Healthy teens are better at identifying strategies to deal with barriers. KIDS WITH ABI'S CAN'T!"
Shari Wade; USA
"Families need to be properly supported as 'resilience' is key to delivering successful outcomes for children and young people."
Roberta De Pompeii; USA
"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

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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