Senior Youth Intervention Practitioner
We are a team of compassionate, collaborative and courageous professionals, committed to empowering young people to change their lives. Our innovative service aims to reduce serious youth violence, and has revolutionised the support available to young people presenting at emergency departments.
This role is part of our Youth Violence Intervention Programme (YVIP) in Nottinghamshire, leading on work at Kings Mill Hospital (KMH) which serves Mansfield, Ashfield and wider county areas and with occasional support to the team at Queens Medical Centre Nottingham (QMC). The role will be primarily based at KMH and will take a lead in establishing our new service there and be the main point of contact for referrals. As a Senior Youth Intervention Practitioner based in the A&E department you will support young people who are experiencing trauma or tragedy, and their families. You’ll work with them in the Emergency Department, on the wards and once they are discharged into the community. During lockdown, our teams moved to providing remote support to young people but are now back working in the hospital. We need someone with substantial experience of working with young people in high-risk settings.
To do this well you need to be a people person; passionate about supporting young people, and excited at the prospect of working in a fast-paced and exceptionally busy environment and trauma setting. You’ll need a proven ability to work with high risk, vulnerable young people, be able to build strong partnerships and take initiative, and have the self-awareness to understand the impact intense, short term work can have. 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 will need to feel comfortable and confident working alongside clinical staff, young people, police, parents and a multitude of professionals in the community. You will be a strong communicator with excellent youth work skills, able to be a compassionate presence for anxious young people who are in crisis, seeking to bring change in their lives. You’ll be keen to keep learning, seizing training opportunities at Redthread and continuously reflecting upon and improving your practice.
For full details on the role please see the application pack on our website via the button below.
Closing date: 10am, Monday 30th November 2020.
Interviews: 3 stages from week commencing 7th December 2020.