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Title Brain Injury Specialist – Leeds Children’s Hospital and The Children’s Trust
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Region North East
Salary £ 31,383– 41,373 (equivalent to Band 7)
Interview Date 2017-09-15
Closing Application Date 2017-09-03
Location Leeds
Job Information

If you are looking for an exciting, new challenge in a role that takes you across the beauty of the North Yorkshire countryside, then we would like to hear from you! We are looking for an enthusiastic and experienced allied healthcare professional with a passion for community working and supporting children to live the best life possible following acquired brain injury (ABI).
 
This is an innovative partnership between from The Children’s Trust and Leeds Children’s Hospital providing an early identification and awareness raising strategy for children with predominately mild to moderate ABI.
 
As the Brain Injury Specialist you will support children who have minimal physical but significant cognitive, communication, behavioural or psychosocial difficulties as a result of ABI, who are unlikely to be eligible for statutory support at this early stage of their injury given the recovery they have made. The focus will be on the child, their family and addressing unmet need by providing clinically-based input in the form of signposting, advice and brain injury education to home and school on a consultative basis. Working in collaboration with hospital, community and other statutory and voluntary sector organisations, the aim is to support a successful transition into home and the local community and to provide timely and appropriate specialist advice when needed.
 
The position is based at Leeds Children’s Hospital and you will work in the catchment areas it serves, involving travel across North Yorkshire and the Humber region. The successful candidate must have an understanding of cognitive, communication, behavioural and emotional changes after an ABI and an understanding of the impact of ABI for a child’s participation within their home life, school and community. You must also have an ability to work with autonomy and remotely whilst also being part of The Children’s Trust and Leeds Children’s Hospital neuro rehabilitation teams.
 
You will be employed by The Children’s Trust and be part of the exciting development of our Brain Injury Community Service consisting of Brain Injury Specialists in NHS major trauma centres and a multidisciplinary team based in Tadworth, Surrey. Experience of service development is essential to the role.
 
Benefits of this role include retention of your NHS pension or entitlement to join The Children’s Trust pension scheme, generous holiday entitlement, access to internal and external training and regular supervision. Flexible working may also be considered for the right candidate.
 


Contact:
 
For an informal discussion about this role please contact Lauren Macready, current post holder, on 01133 925179 or Katy James, Head of Brain Injury Community Services at The Children’s Trust on 01737 365094 / kjames@thechildrenstrust.org.uk
The Children’s Trust is fully committed to protecting children and young people. This post will require the successful post holder to undertake a Disclosure and Barring Service check at an Enhanced level
 


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BIS JD JUNE 2017 Leeds

 

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