Youth Worker

University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust - More jobs by this advertiser

We are looking for an enthusiastic and self motivated youth worker who is passionate about helping young people (YP).

The successful applicant will work alongside the paediatric renal multi-disciplinary team to help support the emotional, psychological, and social well being of YP with chronic kidney disease (CKD).

This is a three year fixed post. It is expected that the dataset will provide the hard evidence needed for on-going provision of youth worker support so that the post can be permanently incorporated into NHS core funding.

A particular focus of the post will be the transition period from paediatric to adult care. Specialist knowledge of kidney disease is not necessary but candidates should be able to display knowledge of the challenges facing adolescents with a long term medical condition.

The post holder will:
• Play a leading role in the detailed planning of activities and interventions to support young people moving from paediatric to adult care
• Be confident to lead in the delivery of recreational, social and general support services for YP with CKD.
• Be able to feed back to the multi-disciplinary team where there is cause for concern about the well being of individuals
• Be able to work autonomously, organising and facilitating individual and group activities.
• Help with the development of training and educational resources for YP and healthcare professionals to improve their knowledge and awareness of the issues faced by YP living with CKD.
• Will provide opportunities and mechanisms for YP to offer feedback about the care they receive and the issues that they are facing, and where appropriate suggest and implement changes.
• Innovate approaches to communicate with YP about the work of the service e.g social networking
• Identify and share best practice for youth worker support for YP with CKD nationally and internationally.
• Be an integral member of the ‘Ready Steady Go’ transition steering group and will work collaboratively with other transitional teams within the Trust and other Youth workers across the UK
• Help develop a dataset to provide evidence of the impact of a youth worker to include patient experience, health and social outcomes.

The post is full time, 37.5 hours per week. Requests to work on a part time basis will be considered. Hours of work will be flexible to meet the needs of the clients.

Please be advised that this vacancy may close earlier than stated if large numbers of applications are received.

Due to the volume of applications we receive, we are unable to acknowledge receipt of your application. If you have not heard from us within four weeks of the closing date of this post, please presume that you have not been selected for interview.

Applicants from University Hospitals Southampton NHS Foundation Trust whose posts are considered to be ‘At Risk’ will be given prior consideration for this post

Our Trust runs the return to practice course each year for nurses who have been out of the profession and wish to return.  To find out more please visit our website:   Information on Southampton as a place to live and enjoy   See what fantastic training and development we have on offer at UHS   learn about the Trust through visiting our YouTube channel 

Getting to Work

Application can be made for parking on site at UHS or through one of the park and ride schemes.  This will be based on specific criteria to determine eligibility for site parking as this can be very limited.  UHS encourages staff to utilise other green methods of getting to work such as cycling or walking where possible.   UHS is well connected through bus services to the city centre and other areas.

Please note that we will not accept any applications or queries via agencies, under any circumstances.

Our staff are positive about working at UHS and rate us above average compared to other NHS Trusts in the  Staff Attitude Survey. We are rated strongly on a number of areas including teamwork, communication and engagement.

Equality remains at the centre of all Trust policy making, service delivery and employment practice with all employees being given equality of opportunity to develop, apply for promotion and have working arrangements that enable them to achieve a manageable work-life balance.

The Trust actively promotes a work environment free from harassment and discrimination and provides training for managers and staff to ensure this happens. The Trust also closely monitors recruitment activity, training and development and employment practices to ensure equality of practice with regard to race, colour, ethnic or national origin, religion or belief, gender, sexual orientation, disability, marital status and age.

As a service provider the Trust ensures equality of access and delivery of our services through the provision of interpreter services, facilities for the disabled and sensitivity for patients ethnic and religious differences and needs.

Relocating to Southampton

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University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust

Southampton, Hampshire (United Kingdom)

Phone: +44 123456789

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23 January 2019
Location: United Kingdom Hampshire Southampton
Salary: £22,128 - £28,746 pa GBP per year
Work type:
Full time
Healthcare and Medical
PLEASE! No enquiries from Recruitment Agencies or Headhunters.

Only direct applications will be considered.

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