As a Team Leader based in the A&E department of St George's Hospital, you will enable the team to support young people who are experiencing trauma or tragedy and their families and hold a caseload yourself. 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 succeed in this role, you need to be a strong leader who advocates 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 and high risk, an understanding of the impact intense, short term work can have, and a good understanding of the support eco-system they need. You need to be a people person, able to build and maintain relationships with colleagues and partners and to be a nurturing line manager to a small team working in a busy hospital environment.
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 via the yellow 'Apply on Website' button at the top of this page.
Closing date: 9am on Monday 15th November.
First round phone interview: 19th November.
Please note that we reserve the right to close the advert before the closing date if we receive a high number of applications – therefore, early applications are encouraged.
We would like the role to start as soon as possible. We will provide comprehensive training and induction.
What do our Youth Intervention team do?
Redthread empowers young people to thrive as they navigate the challenging transition to adulthood by integrating trauma-informed youth work into the health sector. Whether a young person has been the victim of a stabbing, is seeking support for anxiety, has suffered a sexual assault, or wants 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.
Every year thousands of young people find themselves in hospital A&E departments as the victim of serious youth violence. Redthread’s Youth Violence Intervention Programme embeds youth workers in hospitals to intervene with these young people. The teams meet the young patients as soon as they can: in the A&E waiting room, on the ward, or even in the resuscitation bay. We believe that this moment of intense crisis, when the young person is nursing a serious injury in the daunting environment of a busy hospital, often alone, can be a catalyst for pursuing positive change – a ‘teachable moment’.
Our teams build rapport with the young people, mentor and advise them, and support them to make long-term positive plans to break away from cycles of violence and offending. Problems include exclusion from education, employment or training, a lack of stability in housing, mental health concerns, unstable relationships and reprimands due to criminal activity. Redthread capitalise on our partnerships to ensure long-term work and change is possible for each young person. The teams make well-judged referrals on their behalf and accompany them to initial meetings to ensure transition is smooth. This work disrupts the cycle that can too easily lead to devastated communities and an exhausted healthcare and justice system.
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