The Brain Charity – Media Literacy Trainer

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Contract: Fixed Term Contract to February 2024.
Term: Part-Time.
Salary: £27,170 – £29,260 per annum DOE (£10,865 – £11,704 pro rata).
Hours per week: 15 hours.
Days per week: 9:00 – 5:00 Monday to Friday (with some flexibility to work outside the normal hours when required).
Reporting to: Head of Services.
Location: Merseyside Area.

Employer Bio

Life for any of us can change in an instant. Experiencing a road traffic accident, a major stroke or being diagnosed with dementia can happen completely unexpectedly and can change our lives forever.

There are hundreds of different neurological conditions including stroke, brain tumour, brain injury, Alzheimer’s disease and many rarer ones too.

The Brain Charity offers emotional support, practical help and social activities to anyone with a neurological condition and to their family, friends and carers.

Job Description

They are really pleased to say The Brain Charity is growing year on year. They are now seeking an individual to help them deliver comprehensive support for people living with neurological conditions who would like to improve their media literacy.

Over the past few years they have seen increasing numbers of vulnerable clients go to them with problems relating to understanding digital communications and media. A stroke or a brain injury can cause difficulties with processing information, those with ADHD may face impulsivity and people with dementia can struggle with discerning between misinformation and the truth. The neurological community is also disproportionately susceptible to online scams – meaning media literacy interventions will help our community financially.

In your role, you will be responsible for providing free face-to-face media literacy training to carers and support staff in adult social care settings such as care homes and community facilities across Merseyside. You will also develop an online digital version of this training aimed at carers across the UK.

The content of these training courses will have an increased emphasis on keeping clients safe, and being aware of the best ways in which they can assist the people they support on a daily basis. This will empower care and support staff to not only be informed themselves, but also able to provide lasting support to a very vulnerable demographic, and reaching more individuals who need support.

The trainer will also develop an online version of this training aimed at carers across the UK. This digital content will be informed by learnings from delivering in person sessions and providing one-to-one support. This training will be made online to share UK wide—enabling them to help upskill carers and enable them to better support people with neurological conditions.

To read the full job description and to apply, please click here.

Deadline: Friday 27 February 2023.

Interviews: Week commencing Monday 6 March 2023.

Contact Details: Jobs@thebraincharity.org.uk.

Click here to go to their website.

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