Redthread works with vulnerable young people in crisis. Whether they have been the victim of a stabbing, are seeking support for anxiety, have suffered a sexual assault, or want 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.
We are launching our Youth Violence Intervention Programme (YVIP) at three new hospitals in London this year with funding from the Mayor’s Office for Police and Crime. We’re recruiting and training three dynamic new teams who will set up and embed the service in Croydon University Hospital, University Hospital Lewisham and Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Woolwich. Each team consists of a team leader, two youth intervention practitioners and a programme coordinator, and we are looking for one more Youth Intervention practitioner to join each team. We are particularly keen to find people local to each hospital who know the area and have good networks.
During the Covid-19 outbreak, our teams are working from home, still taking referrals from the hospitals and offering phone 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.
“Redthread youth workers are doing an incredible job helping young victims to move away from the circles that led to them getting hurt” (Sadiq Khan, Mayor of London)
The purpose of the role is to work with young victims of violence and exploitation in the ‘teachable moment’, empowering them to make positive choices and working with partner agencies for long-term change.
For full details on the role please see the application pack on our website via the button below.
Closing date: 10am, Monday 15th June 2020
Online Assessment: 24th June 2020
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