Position: Brain Injury Resource Navigator & Advisor
Region: Western Slope
Department: Client Programs
Reports to: Director of Client Programs
Population: Persons with brain injuries
Office Location: Grand Junction (home-based) [Note: this position serves the greater Western Slope region, but we will only be interviewing Grand Junction-based candidates]
Hours: Part-time, 20 hours per week
Preferred Start Date: Open until filled
Starting Pay: $20.43/hr
The Brain Injury Alliance of Colorado (BIAC) is the go-to resource for help and services for survivors of an injury to the brain, their families, and providers. BIAC fosters a flexible work environment that encourages creativity and collaboration. We are seeking compassionate individuals who want to be part of a fast-paced and growing organization.
Our vision is that all persons with a brain injury thrive in their community. Our mission is through guidance, resources, support, and education, we seek to engage with Coloradans in the lifelong growth of those affected by an injury to the brain.
The Brain Injury Alliance of Colorado believes in the following core values and uses these as guiding principles in the work that we do and the partners that we seek.
- Collaboration - We are strongest as a united community working together to help those affected by a brain injury to thrive.
- Compassion - We believe it’s essential to have empathy for those affected by brain injuries. We strive to approach each interaction with patience and understanding.
- Fiscally Responsible - We ensure that all funds are used wisely to maintain a financially viable organization to serve our mission.
- Forward-Thinking - We continually work towards creative solutions in all that we do.
- Integrity - We aim to create a culture of professionalism, credibility, and honesty.
- Respect - We strive to preserve the dignity of persons with a brain injury by valuing their individuality.
Mission of Role
Be part of a team of knowledgeable, compassionate, and helpful allies for BIAC clients. As a Brain Injury Resource Navigator and Advisor, work face-to-face with clients in the region this position serves to provide guidance, support, and hope while navigating resources and work in a mentor/coach capacity to develop or refine client skills.
Successful Brain Injury Resource Navigators and Advisors are 1) resilient, 2) able to maintain enthusiasm and a positive attitude in an emotionally turbulent environment, 3) able to establish and maintain trusting relationships with clients and other staff members based on openness, honesty, and a willingness to engage in difficult conversations, 4) able to approach complex problems creatively while maximizing available resources, 5) able to confidently build and manage their own organization systems, and 6) naturally curious, lifelong learners.