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Title Brain Injury Specialist (Sheffield Children’s Hospital and The Children’s Trust)
Job Title
Region North East
Salary £32,330-42,623 (equivalent to Band 7)
Interview Date 2018-09-11
Closing Application Date 2018-08-29
Location Sheffield
Job Information

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a dynamic and experienced healthcare professional to join our national Brain Injury Community Service. Based at Sheffield Children’s Hospital you will be part of an innovative partnership between The Children’s Trust and Sheffield Children’s Hospital providing an early identification and awareness raising strategy for children with predominately mild to moderate acquired brain injury (ABI).
 
You will be employed by The Children’s Trust and participate in the exciting development of our community service consisting of Brain Injury Specialists in NHS major trauma centres and a multidisciplinary team based in Tadworth, Surrey. You will have the added benefit of being part of the neurorehabilitation team at Sheffield Children’s Hospital and have an honorary NHS contract.
 
In this role you will support children who have minimal physical but significant cognitive, communication, behavioural or psychosocial difficulties as a result of ABI. 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 and onward referral when needed.
 
The successful candidate will possess a sound clinical knowledge of neuroanatomy and the cognitive, communication, behavioural and emotional changes resulting from an ABI. You will have an excellent understanding of the impact of ABI for a child’s participation within their home life, school and community. You will have experience of working within healthcare settings, including within neurosciences and/or neurorehabilitation. You will demonstrate the ability to work autonomously, and be exceptionally organised with a high-level of attention to detail. You will naturally possess excellent inter-personal skills, enjoy meeting new people, and positively engage with key stakeholders across a range of organisations. Experience of service development is essential to the role. You will work in the catchment area served by the major trauma centre, involving regular travel to homes and schools across the South Yorkshire region. You will be a car owner and willing to travel for work.
 
The Children’s Trust is the UK’s leading charity for children with acquired brain injury, providing expert rehabilitation, education, therapy and care at our national specialist centre in Tadworth, and to children and their families across the UK, via our Brain Injury Community Service. Please watch our video to learn more about our community service https://www.youtube.com/embed/Yj78t8X4gjc
 
The work we do is highly rewarding, and in addition to an attractive salary, we offer a valuable range of benefits, including: 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 and peer support. Flexible working may also be considered for the right candidate.
 
If you would like to discuss the role please contact Katy James on 01737 365000 x5918 / kjames@thechildrenstrust.org.uk (available until 9th August) or Alison Fletcher on 01159249924 x63839 / Alison.fletcher@thechildrenstrust.org.uk
 
The Children’s Trust is fully committed to protecting children and young people. All posts at The Children’s Trust are subject to an enhanced DBS check. If you are applying to The Children’s Trust, and are already registered with the DBS update service, this will speed up the recruitment process significantly. We are an equal opportunities employer, and welcome applications from all suitably qualified candidates, regardless of their race, sex, disabilities, religion/beliefs, sexual orientation, or age.
 
Please complete The Children’s Trust application form to be considered for interview
 
Closing Date: Sunday, 26th August 2018
 
Interview Date: Tuesday, 11th September. Interview will be based in Sheffield
 
Strictly no agencies please
 
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