YOUTH DEVELOPMENT OUTREACH WORKER x 2 – MALE*
NORTH MIDDLESEX HOSPITAL ACCIDENT & EMERGENCY DEPARTMENT
Full-Time, 40 hours per week, Fixed Term Contract to August 2021
Salary £26,388 p.a. (inc London Allowance)
Youth violence is a problem that significantly affects young people, their families and entire communities. At Oasis, we believe that violence can be prevented by taking a holistic public health approach. Oasis Community Hub Hadley encompasses a range of integrated and diverse community projects which together have a common aim to bring transformation to the whole person and the whole community. Through this holistic approach we have been instrumental in shaping the way young people are supported after experiencing trauma, violence or aggression.
Oasis Youth Support at North Middlesex Hospital is just one of our projects and provides an early intervention and trauma informed approach to tackle the drivers of violent behaviour. We are seeking two dedicated Youth Development Outreach Workers (Male*) to accompany young people who attend North Middlesex Hospital A&E department due to a violent or aggressive incident, on their journey to make positive choices with the aim of breaking the cycle of violence.
The primary purpose of the role is to participate in a youth outreach service, working with young people who come into the A&E department either as a victim or perpetrator of a violent crime.
You will be part of a large team based at the hospital and supported by the Youth Support Project Coordinator, as well as the wider Community Hub Team based in Ponders End, Enfield.
The key responsibilities within the role are:
- Support young people and develop a bespoke mentoring programme that meets their needs.
- Develop and evaluate a model of care that enables young people to benefit from community based interventions.
- Ensure new referrals are received and passed on in a timely manner.
- Assisting the team by facilitating high quality information gathering/sharing to track the support given and the success of the project.
You could be successful in this role if you:
- Are passionate about making a difference to young people’s lives
- Are a people person with fantastic communication skills
- Have the ability to build positive relationships with young people as well as professionals
- Possess or training towards a relevant professional qualification (e.g. JNC, QTS, QSW), or can demonstrate relevant experience.
- Have experience of working in a youth/community setting affected by youth crime.
- Experience of mentoring / supporting young people
- Are self-motivated, with the ability to take initiative and organise your own time
This role is a challenging but very rewarding opportunity to make a positive impact on the lives of some of the most vulnerable young members of society who are living in challenging circumstances.
We actively encourage applications from people of all ethnic backgrounds and minority and underrepresented groups.
*Due to the work context of this role there is an Occupational Requirement to be male (exemption under the Equality Act 2010 Schedule 9, Part 1, Para 1).
Closing date for completed applications is 9am Monday 20th July 2020.
Interviews will be held week commencing 6th August at Enfield, North London.
Oasis is committed to making a difference to the lives of the communities it works in, and as such you must show a willingness to demonstrate commitment to the values and behaviours which flow from the Oasis ethos.
We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. We expect all staff to share this commitment and to undergo appropriate checks, including enhanced DBS checks.
Oasis supports Equal Opportunities. Registered Charity No. 1026487
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