Advocates

Brain Injury Specialist

US-MA-Lexington
Job ID
2017-3838
Type
Regular Full-Time
Number of Hours Per Week
40

Overview

Advocates promotes a healthy work-life balance and offers many generous perks of employment and room for advancement.  We are a strong-knit community that values the ideas and contributions of our staff. 

 

The Brain Injury Specialist will provide direct support to individuals with brain injury in the community. This role will provide support and skills training to the brain injury survivor in their home, work setting, and health and leisure domains.  Through service coordination, resource identification, and independent living/life skills training the Brain Injury Specialist will enhance the overall community integration of the brain injury survivor.

 

Are you ready to make a difference?

Responsibilities

  • Responsible for the delivery of client services, to include intake, service planning, life skills training and coordination of other services to achieve client goals.
  • Provide support and supervision to the brain injury survivor.
  • Provide transportation and training around utilizing transportation to brain injury survivors, to meet the survivor’s service needs.
  • Document monthly progress toward identified goals.
  • Maintain ongoing communications with program/agency staff and service providers.
  • Provide crisis intervention and access emergency services to clients as needed.
  • Identify and address community integration issues for clients on caseload or as designated.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree in field and one year related experience, preferably with brain injury survivors.
  • Strong analytical, numerical and reasoning abilities.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Must have excellent interpersonal skills and ability to work as part of a team. 
  • Strong computer knowledge.
  • Must hold a valid driver's license, have access to an operational and insured vehicle and be willing to use it to transport clients.
  • Strongly prefer a candidate that will have a demonstrated understanding of and competence in serving culturally diverse populations.

 

Advocates is an EOE/D/F/M/V.

 

Why Should I Consider a Career in Human Services?

Our Team members are dedicated to engaging and empowering individuals by forming lasting relationships, collaboratively achieving personal goals, offering creative solutions to everyday and complex situations, and actively listening.  We exercise independent judgement and contribute to the overall success and benefit of the Team.

 

Is Human Services a Fit for Me?

Successful Team members are open-minded, eager and compassionate, and will exercise solid, independent judgement while fostering trustworthy relationships with the individuals that we serve.  We put the individual first.

 

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