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Youth Intervention Practitioner

Redthread Youth Ltd
£28,350 per annum + benefits (includes London weighting)
Closing date
6 Jun 2022
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Youth Intervention Practitioner

Salary: £28,350 per annum + benefits (includes London weighting)

Location: London

Closing: 10:00am, 6th Jun 2022

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.  This animation was created with our Youth Ambassadors and this clip from BBC News will give you a taster of what we do every day

We are looking to recruit dynamic team members across all of our London Hospital sites, listed below. During the application process, you will be asked to list your location preference in order. If successful, this will be discussed with you during the recruitment stages.

As a Youth Intervention Practitioner working on our Youth Violence Intervention Programme, you will primarily be based in the A&E department of a hospital, supporting 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.

In return, the successful candidates will receive a competitive salary, a supportive and flexible working environment, excellent staff training and development package and access to a range of employee benefits including; access to enhanced employee assistance programme services, employer pension scheme contribution, enhanced annual leave and family leave entitlements and more.

Please go to our website where you will find a job description with a person specification including details of the terms and conditions of the post. Please read through the person specification carefully as we will be shortlisting applications using these criteria. 

  • Please note: These positions are offered on a permanent contract.
  • Applications deadline: 10 am, Monday 6th June.

We would like this role to start as soon as possible. We will provide comprehensive training and induction.

Positions are available at all locations listed below:

Local A&E's:

1) Homerton Hospital, Hackney

2) Croydon University Hospital, Croydon

3) University Hospital Lewisham, Lewisham

4) Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Woolwich

Major Trauma Centres:

5) King’s College Hospital, Denmark Hill

6) St Marys Hospital, Paddington

7) St Georges Hospital, Tooting

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.


Redthread works with vulnerable young people in crisis. Whether they 

have been the victim of a stabbing, are seeking support for anxiety, 

have suffered a sexual assault, or want to find a new home beyond

 the reach of a gang, we support them to overcome the challenges 

they face through our dynamic youth work programmes.

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