Youth Intervention Practitioner - Birmingham
Team: Youth Violence Intervention
Salary: £25,050 per annum + benefits
Closing: 10:00am, 28th Jun 2022 BST
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
The past year has seen an increase in demand for our service and we are now looking to appoint two additional Youth Intervention Practitioners, both roles are part of our Youth Violence Intervention Programme (YVIP) in Birmingham and will work across three hospital sites – Queen Elizabeth Hospital (QE), Birmingham Children’s Hospital (BCH) and Heartlands Hospital (HH). The roles are based at QE and will visit and take referrals from the other sites on a regular basis. As a Youth Intervention Practitioner based in 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 the hospital, as well as working some days from home, depending on the needs of the team and the service.
In return, the successful candidate 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 enhanced annual leave and family leave entitlements, employer pension scheme contribution, access to clinical supervisions, enhanced employee assistance programme services and more.
As this role requires an NHS honorary contract, as well as Redthread benefits, you’ll also have unique access to generous NHS discount and blue light schemes. The offer of employment is conditional on satisfactory pre-employment checks which includes meeting any applicable legal vaccination requirements, unless medically exempt, as set by the CQC.
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: This position is offered on a permanent contract.
- Applications deadline: 10 am, Tuesday 28th June.
We would like this role to start as soon as possible. We will provide comprehensive training and induction.
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.