Herne Hill, Greater London
£30,000 per year
Permanent, Full-time
Job description

Thank you for considering a Senior Youth Worker role with Redthread. We are a team of compassionate, collaborative and courageous professionals, committed to empowering young people to change their lives.

As the Senior Youth Worker based at Kings College Hospital, you will take the lead in developing the King’s Adolescent Outreach Service (KAOS), acting as an advocate for young people, and working with medical and surgical teams to support and engage young people in age-appropriate ways. You will hold a small caseload of young people staying on adult and paediatric wards, outpatient settings and in the community, once discharged. You will line manage the KAOS Youth Worker, providing them with regular one-to-one supervision and identifying opportunities for professional development, cultivating team working within the project, provide case management support and the opportunity for them to reflect on their work with young people.

To succeed in this role, you need to be a people person; passionate about supporting young people, who advocate for a trauma-informed approach for the team and for the young people we support. You’ll have extensive experience working with young people who are vulnerable, an understanding of the impact youth work can have, and a good understanding of the support ecosystem they need. Resilience, self-reflection and flexibility are all essential to this role in Redthread and you will participate regularly in clinical supervision to broaden your practice and emotional literacy.

You must also be a skilled 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 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.

If this sounds like it could be the role for you, please download the full Job Description and Person Specification from our website. 

Applications deadline: 9 am, Monday 11th October 2021

We are currently recruiting for a number of positions across London and the Midlands, check out our website for more information. 

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.

More about Redthread

Redthread has over twenty years' experience supporting young people aged 11 to 25 as they transition into adulthood. We particularly seek t... Read more

Posted on: 24 September 2021
Closed date: 11 October 2021
Job ref: KAOS SYW
Tags: Social Work, Practitioner

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