Youth Intervention Practitioner
Youth Intervention Practitioner – London
Location: Homerton University Hospital, London
Contract: Fixed-term contract to 30th June 2021, with expectations of extension to March 2022.
Closing Date: 10am, Monday 8th February 2021
As a Youth Intervention Practitioner based in the A&E department of Homerton University Hospital, you will support young people who are experiencing trauma or tragedy and their families. You’ll be part of a team that is fully embedded in the hospital and that is highly valued by clinicians and community partners alike.
To do this well you need to be a people person; passionate about supporting young people, and excited at the prospect of working in a fast-paced and exceptionally busy environment. You’ll need a proven ability to work with high risk, vulnerable young people and an understanding of the impact intense, short term work can have.
You must be a strong communicator: as comfortable building a relationship with a young person as you are liaising with our clinical colleagues. You’ll be keen to keep learning, seizing training opportunities at Redthread and continuously reflecting upon and improving your practice.
During the Covid-19 outbreak, our teams are still working from the hospitals as we are classed as essential workers. You will need to do shifts at the hospital, as well as working some days from home, depending on the needs of the team and the service.
This position is offered on a fixed-term contract to 30 June 2021, with the expectation that funding will be confirmed to extend the contract to March 2022. Funding to be finalised in February 2021.
For full details on the role please see the job pack on our website.
Closing date: 10am, Monday 8th February 2021
First round online interview: Tuesday 16th February
Please note: If we receive a high number of applications, we reserve the right to close the advert before the closing date. Therefore, early applications are encouraged.