Youth Intervention Practitioner x2 (London)
Role Title: Youth Intervention Practitioner x2 (London)
Location: Homerton Hospital (Hackney) or St George’s Hospital (Tooting)
Closing Date: 9am, Monday 17th May
Thank you for considering a Youth Intervention Practitioner role with Redthread. We are a team of compassionate, collaborative and courageous professionals, committed to empowering young people to change their lives.
Due to internal progression we are currently advertising for two roles, part of our Youth Violence Intervention Programme (YVIP) at either Homerton University Hospital (Hackney) or St George’s Hospital (Tooting). As a Youth Intervention Practitioner based in one of the A&E departments 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.
Please note that we are recruiting for two positions, with different contract types, as stated below. During the application process, you will be asked your site preference.
- St George’s Hospital (Tooting): Fixed term contract to the end of March 2022.
- Homerton Hospital (Hackney): Permanent contract
For full details on the role and how to apply, please see the job pack on our website via the button below.
We will accept applications until 9 am on Monday, 17th May, but we reserve the right to close the advert before this date if we receive a high number of applications. Therefore, early applications are encouraged.
First-round online interviews will be held on Wednesday 19th May 2021.
We would like both roles to start as soon as possible, and early July 2021 at the latest. We will provide comprehensive training and induction.
To apply, please visit our website via the 'apply' button to be redirected to our site.