Teenage Cancer Trust Youth Support Co-ordinator (Band 5)

Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
£22,128 to £28,746 per annum
25 Aug 2017
18 Sep 2017
Youth work
Full Time
Contract Type

Teenage Cancer Trust Youth Support Co-ordinator (Band 5)

Job Reference: 317-2017-32-052

Employer: The Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Department: General Paediatrics XRC150

Location: Royal Victoria Infirmary, Newcastle upon Tyne

Salary: £22,128 to £28,746 per annum

The Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is one of the most successful teaching NHS Trusts in the country. We offer the second highest number of specialist services than any other group of hospitals in the UK. With around 14,500 staff, the Newcastle Hospitals is one of the region’s major employers. We have a long-standing reputation for high quality clinical care with our staff’s commitment to excellence reflected in our consistent performance at the highest level. We are committed to being an “employer of choice” offering our staff superb benefits, looking after their wellbeing, and providing access to high-quality education, training, career progression and support which enables them to provide “healthcare at its very best – with a personal touch”.

An exciting and rare opportunity has arisen within Teenage Cancer Services at The Great North Children’s Hospital for a Teenage Cancer Trust Youth Support Coordinator. The post-holder will be an enthusiastic and dynamic individual that supports patients aged 13-19 years diagnosed with cancer.

Teenagers diagnosed with cancer often undergo difficult and long treatment regimens and face prolonged periods of hospitalisation. They may become isolated from their peer group, miss out on school, university or opportunities for career development. This post focuses on providing opportunities for peer support, social activity and engagement, to facilitate the emotional and social development of teenagers with cancer; you will therefore need to have excellent communication skills, be resourceful and motivated. You will evidence considerable skills gained through your experience of working with Young People, demonstrating an understanding of the issues relevant to young people and their development, whilst being confident to work independently with young people in a hospital setting.

The post holder must have a degree or diploma; preferably in psychology, youth studies or a social science.
There will be a requirement to occasionally work flexible hours; evenings, weekends and residential trips such as Ellen Macarthur sailing trips and Teenage Cancer Trust’s conferences for Young People. 

There is an element of travel attached to this post; to other hospitals, to social events for patients that live outside of Newcastle and to external meetings as part of the national network of Teenage Cancer Trust Youth Support Coordinators, therefore a driving licence is required.

You will be funded by Teenage Cancer Trust, in a 12 months recurring post. You will receive opportunities for professional development and further education.

If you would like an informal visit please contact Vicki Lockey (Nurse Specialist) on 0191 2829148 or Graham Douglas (Ward Manager) on 0191 2824308. Alternatively contact Teenage Cancer Trust Head of Youth Support Helen Veitch helen.veitch@teenagecancertrust.org

Important note on completion of reference section of Application Form

All references from current and previous employers will be sought and must cover a minimum of 3 years employment. Therefore, when completing the reference section of your application form, please give the address, telephone number and work email address of each of your current/previous line managers that cover 3 years employment. Failure to complete this section may result in your application not being processed.

Candidates who are shortlisted for interview will be contacted by e-mail. You should check your SPAM folders as well as your inbox. If you have not been contacted within 4 weeks of the closing date you should assume your application has been unsuccessful

Newcastle Hospitals is an equal opportunities employer and positively encourages applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates regardless of sex, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, religion or belief, marital status, or pregnancy and maternity. We recognise there is a real benefit in providing an inclusive environment in which diverse employees can work together and feel valued. For this purpose the Trust supports a number of staff networks including LGBT, Disability and BME.

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

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