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The mission of Brain Injury Services of SWVA is to create and sustain an organization that helps brain injury survivors and their families in Southwest Virginia. Our goal is to make a positive, measurable difference in survivors’ abilities to fulfill their service potential and optimize their reintegration into their families and communities.
 

Case Manager Rachel Downing with client James Osby

Bike helmet safety class at Preston Park Recreation Center

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CLiC Program Participant

History of BIS SWVA

Fran and Greg Rooker established Brain Injury Services of SWVA, a 501(c) (3) non-profit organization, in 2000 with financial support from The Jason Foundation. The Rookers lost their 11-year-old son, Jason, to an acquired brain injury. They experienced first hand the devastating effects of the lack of services for brain injury survivors in Southwest Virginia.

While providing information, referral, funding, and advocacy through The Jason Foundation, it became apparent to the Rookers that the families they were encountering desperately needed professional coordination of services to maximize recovery opportunities.

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Telehealth Group Facilitator

Brain Injury Services of SWVA seeks part time (approx. 10 hours weekly) Telehealth Support Services Facilitator to serve survivors of acquired brain injury in southwest Virginia. Community Living Connection (CLiC) is a telehealth program that combines assistive technology and the Internet to assist in providing vital post-acute brain injury supports to people living with brain injury. CLiC assists participants in improving cognitive functioning, enhancing compensatory strategies, and in developing social supports.

This position involves planning and presenting programming for 2 three hour on-line group meetings weekly. Must have good computer skills and access to high speed internet service. Experience working directly with individuals with brain injury or disabilities is preferred. Work from home potential. Send resume to:

BIS logoBrain Injury Services of SWVA
3904-B Franklin Road
Roanoke, VA 24014 or frank@bisswva.org

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