Herne Hill, Greater London
£26,000 - £30,000 per year
Permanent, Full-time
Job description

We are a team of compassionate, collaborative and courageous professionals, committed to empowering young people to change their lives.This is an exciting opportunity to help further develop an innovative service supporting young people who are being treated on adult wards and outpatient clinics across King’s College Hospital, London.

We are looking for an exceptional youth worker with proven ability to work with vulnerable young people, and the capacity to form effective working relationships with a wide range of partners and agencies.

On any day, across King’s College Hospital sites, at least 20 adult beds are occupied by young people aged 16 to 24. These young people have specific medical, emotional, legal and social needs which we know from user feedback are not being met. 

This role will work within the King’s Adolescent Outreach Service (KAOS) to improve the services provided and help support the medical and surgical teams on adult wards to care for young people in an age appropriate way.

KAOS was launched at King’s in April 2018. It comprises of a core team of two lead clinicians, two youth workers and a wider team of forty health care professionals from different specialities, all with an interest in optimising care for young people.  The service operates in working hours and not at weekends. This is an exciting opportunity to help develop a much-needed service for vulnerable young people.

During the Covid-19 outbreak, our teams have been working from home, still taking referrals from the hospitals and offering phone support to young people. We are currently planning to go back to working in King’s and are in discussion with our clinicians about how to make this happen. The pattern of work for this role may require the successful candidate to work from home for some days of the week over the next few months, depending on how the pandemic develops.

We will accept applications until 10am on Monday 27 July 2020. Interviews will be held online. There will be a youth panel interview on Tuesday 4 August, and an interview and written test on Thursday 6 August. We will aim to arrange a final interview for successful candidates at King’s College Hospital on a date to be arranged.

Please visit our website for the full job description pack and application form.

Redthread puts safeguarding at the forefront of all its activities. The successful applicant will demonstrate their firm commitment to effective safeguarding practises and high professional standards around all safeguarding issues. An enhanced DBS check is required for this role

Equal Opportunities
Redthread is committed to the fair treatment of its staff, potential staff or users of its services, regardless of race, gender, religion, sexual orientation, responsibilities for dependants, age, physical/mental disability or offending background. We actively promote equality of opportunity for all with the right mix of talent, skills and potential and welcome applications from a wide range of candidates, including those with criminal records.

More about Redthread

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Refreshed on: 17 July 2020
Closed date: 27 July 2020
Tags: Support Worker, Social Work

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