Resource Facilitator, Central Nebraska Region
This position reports directly to the Executive Director of the Brain Injury Alliance of Nebraska (BIA-NE).
For the right candidate, this position can be either part-time or full-time. BIA-NE is in a period of growth at the moment and Central Nebraska is still a developing region within our organization.
The Resource Facilitator will work directly with individuals who have experienced a brain injury, providing case management services, and also with community members and service providers for the purpose of improving the delivery of brain injury services and further improving outcomes for those with brain injury.
In collaboration with BIA-NE, the Resource Facilitator will be responsible for the creation, coordination, and delivery of outreach efforts to increase awareness and development of brain injury resources. Duties include the documentation and reporting of the efforts for expansion and enhancement of available supports and services to better serve Nebraska’s brain injury population.
About The Brain Injury Alliance Of Nebraska
BIA-NE helps individuals with brain injuries rebuild their lives, restore purposeful living, and rebuild hope and optimism. Serving individuals with a brain injury means working to secure and develop community-based services, providing support groups and access to pertinent information and medical resources and service referrals. It also means educating professionals who work with children and adults with brain injury.
More information about BIA-NE can be found on our About Us page.
The Purpose of Resource Facilitation
The mission of the Brain Injury Alliance of Nebraska (BIA-NE) is “to create a better future for all Nebraskans through brain injury prevention, education, advocacy, and support.”
Resource Facilitation staff work collaboratively with individuals and community service providers to develop a support system for individuals living with a brain injury. We listen to the needs of the individual and work together to help solve problems/challenges faced by the person whose life has been impacted by a brain injury.
- BA in Social Work, Psychology, Sociology, or Related Human Services Field; Masters preferred. Other qualifications will be considered if individuals are passionate, motivated, and solutions-oriented.
- Understanding of Nebraska’s disability service system, social service system, and medical service system.
- Understanding of disability issues.
- Demonstrated involvement in community organizing as a passionate, motivated, and solutions-oriented collaborator.
- Excellent verbal and communication skills.
- Strong computer skills. Ability to learn and utilize new computer programs to efficiently and effectively collect, compile, evaluate, and share data.
- Flexibility in scheduling to meet individual and organizational needs.
- Ability to work extremely independently and interdependently in diverse groups.
- Minimum of two years of direct human service experience with persons with disabilities. Experience working with individuals with brain injury preferred.
- Ability to drive and travel independently or with self-directed accommodations.
- The ideal candidate will live within the Central Nebraska region, which serves the following counties: Adams, Blaine, Boyd, Brown, Buffalo, Custer, Dawson, Franklin, Furnas, Garfield, Gosper, Greeley, Hall, Harlan, Holt, Howard, Kearney, Keya Paha, Loup, Phelps, Rock, Sherman, Valley, Webster, and Wheeler.
Duties & Responsibilities
Working within the parameters of the BIA-NE, Resource Facilitators are responsible for:
The coordination and delivery of resources to individuals with brain injury, family members or caregivers, and professionals.
- Provide initial contact with an individual/family.
- Collaborate with community organizations to receive referrals and establish contact with individuals and families in need of supports.
- Consult with the individual/family to identify concerns and needed/requested services and supports.
- Guide individuals/families in identifying appropriate services and supports both formal and informal.
- Guide individuals/families in resolving difficulties with agencies, access to services and/or service delivery.
- Conduct ongoing assessments and update planning documents as needed.
- Follow up to ensure that the services and supports provided are appropriate, timely, and identified goals and objectives are met.
Facilitating community outreach and program development across the state and lifespan.
- Provide outreach so that area residents, community leaders, community organizations, churches, schools, and businesses are aware of the services available.
- Identify available regional resources and any gaps and barriers in services.
- Establish and maintain working relationships with various facilities, organizations, and agencies to establish and expand program referrals.
- Support BIA-NE events and initiatives in the community.
- Collaborate on organizational outreach initiatives and informational opportunities to increase awareness of prevention, education, advocacy, and supports across the state.
Serving as the regional content specialist for BI and providing educational opportunities.
- Provide education and training to professionals, organizations, and other entities.
- Serve as a resource on brain injury issues for agencies and providers.
- Establish and maintain working relationships with individuals living after brain injury, family members, and representatives from community organizations.
- Establish and maintain regional service provider networking opportunities.
- Enter and track data according to program reporting requirements and maintain program records.
- Create methods to identify and report available regional resources and collect data identifying any gaps and barriers in services.
- Assist with program development and support.
To Apply For This Resource Facilitator Position
To apply for this position with the Brain Injury Alliance of Nebraska, please email your resume and cover letter highlighting why you’d be perfect for this position to firstname.lastname@example.org with “Resource Facilitator” in the subject line. The deadline for applications is Wednesday, August 30, 2022. Applications will be reviewed and interviews may be granted before the deadline.
Statement of Inclusion:
Studies have shown that women and people of color are less likely to apply to jobs unless they meet every single qualification.
At BIA-NE, we are dedicated to building a diverse, inclusive, and authentic workforce, so if you’re excited about this role, but your past experience doesn’t align perfectly with every qualification in this job description, we encourage you to apply and lay out that passion in your cover letter!