Youth Support Coordinator - Teenage Cancer Trust

£23,023 to £29,608 p.a.
08 Feb 2019
20 Feb 2019
Full Time
Contract Type

Youth Support Coordinator 

Location: Cambridge 

Salary: £23,023 to £29,608 p.a.


Cambridge University Hospitals (CUH) NHS Foundation Trust comprises Addenbrooke’s Hospital and the Rosie Hospital in Cambridge. With over 9000 staff and over 1100 beds the priorities of the Trust focus on a quality service which is all about people – patients, staff and partners. Recognised as providing ‘outstanding’ care to our patients and rated ‘Good’ overall by the Care Quality Commissioner, is testament to the skill and dedication of the people who work here. CUH’s values – Together- safe, kind, excellent – are at the heart of patient care, defining the way all staff work and behave. The Trust provides accessible high-quality healthcare for the local people of Cambridge, together with specialist services, dealing with rare or complex conditions for a regional, national and international population.

An exciting opportunity has arisen within Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust for a Teenage Cancer Trust Youth Support Coordinator for 37.5 hours per week. This post is funded by the Teenage Cancer Trust. We are looking for an exceptional individual who must enjoy working with Teenagers and Young Adults (TYA), be emotionally resilient and have compassion, sensitivity and a sense of humour. Working as part of the TYA multidisciplinary team and linking into existing wide-ranging patient services, you will be based on the Teenage Cancer Trust Unit at Addenbrooke's Hospital, Cambridge. You will be responsible for providing both individually tailored and group support both on and off the unit. Working in partnership with other colleagues they will both lead and contribute to a wide range of appropriate recreational activities, to enable and encourage patients to socialise and remain active as young people throughout the cancer trajectory, living with and beyond cancer. The Teenage Cancer Trust Unit at Addenbrooke's, caring for 14 – 24 year olds, provides a home from home environment for TYA undergoing chemotherapy, radiotherapy, symptom control and palliation. The TYA team understand that this is an impressionable time in the young person’s life and aims to provide specialist care and emotional support through their treatment and prepare them for the future. It aims to do this by putting the young person first, cancer diagnosis second.

 Closing Date: 20/02/2019 23:59​

Interviews are due to take place on 22nd March 2019

Benefits to you

We offer development opportunities and a wide range of benefits including on-site leisure facilities, shopping concourse, day nurseries and access to a great transport system with easy access to airports and rail travel.

For further details of our fantastic benefits please refer to the attachment below - CUH Benefits.

We welcome applications from the Armed Forces.

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