Youth Intervention Practitioner x3. Croydon, Lewisham, or Woolwich. c.£26,000 – £30,000 pa
We are looking for 3 Youth Intervention Practitioner’s to join one of our teams in either Croydon, Lewisham, or Woolwich.
As a Youth Intervention Practitioner based in the A&E department of one of these hospitals, you will support young people who are experiencing trauma or tragedy and their families. This is an exciting opportunity to develop a distinctive approach in local A&Es where we will see fewer cases of serious youth violence than in the Major Trauma Centres and meet more young people before they experience critical injury.
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 working from home, still taking referrals from the hospitals and remote support to young people. We will go back to working in the hospitals when it is safe to do so and are in discussion with our clinicians about how to make this happen, but this role may begin working from home.
For full details on the role please click here to download the application pack.
On the application form, please list the hospitals in your order of preference for where you would like to work; you don’t have to include all three.
Closing Date: 10am, Monday 15 June 2020.
Online assessment: 24th June 2020.