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Youth Development Worker

Band 5

Main area
AHP
Grade
Band 5
Contract
Permanent
Hours
Full time - 37.5 hours per week
Job ref
320-W&C-0272
Site
Royal Derby Hospital
Town
Derby
Salary
£24,907 - £30,615 PA
Salary period
Yearly
Closing
17/06/2021 23:59
Interview date
01/07/2021

As a trusted organisation at the heart of our communities, we recognise the important role we can play in supporting the public, patients, our own people and local partners in achieving the best of health for the local population and the communities in which they live by providing Exceptional Care Together.

Our fundamental Values of Compassion, Openness and Excellence underpin how we intend to work as a Trust and the associated behaviours are becoming embedded in all aspects of how we work.

With over 13,000 members of staff you can expect huge variety and new opportunities every day! Our staff go above and beyond and take pride in caring for our patients.

University Hospitals of Derby and Burton NHS Foundation Trust is fully committed to promoting inclusion, equality, diversity and human rights in employment and delivery of its services.  The Trust is committed to providing an environment where all employees, patients, carers and visitors experience equality of opportunity by means of understanding and appreciating the value of diversity.

As a Trust we promote an inclusive environment and welcome applications from a diverse pool of talent and backgrounds.  All individuals are valued and given every opportunity to succeed based on merit.

The Trust actively encourages applications from members of our Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic communities. These groups are under-represented in our organisation, and it’s important to us that our workforce reflects the diversity of our communities as much as possible.

Join us and help make a real difference to our Trust.

Here’s more about the role and what we’re looking for; 

University Hospitals of Derby and Burton NHS Foundation Trust is fully committed to promoting inclusion, equality, diversity and human rights in employment and delivery of its services.  The Trust is committed to providing an environment where all employees, patients, carers and visitors experience equality of opportunity by means of understanding and appreciating the value of diversity.

Join us and help make a real difference to our Trust.

Here’s more about the role and what we’re looking for; 

Job overview

An exciting opportunity for a Youth Worker to support patients age 11-19 who access their care at the UHDB Trust

You will be working in a small Youth Team based within a children’s community nursing team to support and empower young male patients with their healthcare. The main aim of the post is to support inpatients and outpatients, specifically male patients, aged 11-19 with a range of health and social issues. You will be required to work across all UHDB sites.

Main duties of the job

You will contribute to the development of services for young people within the team, ensuring our patients are at the heart of what we do. You will be required to act as an advocate and source of support for male young people. You will need to work flexibly and assist with the provision of a varied programme of personal, social and educational developmental activities during the day and evening, face to face, online, independently and in group settings with a wide variety of young people

Working for our organisation

Key facts about our Trust:

  • Every day our hospitals see more than 4,000 outpatients
  • We see more Trauma & Orthopaedic outpatients than any other Trust – over 3,300 per week
  • An average 860 patients are seen in A&E every day – the 6th largest in the country
  • Our hospitals admit more than 220 emergency patients every day
  • We carry out more planned surgical operations than any other Trust in England with almost 50,000 operations taking place in our 52 operating theatres
  • We are one of only 5 Trusts nationally with more than 50 operating theatres
  • We carry out more than 300 elective procedures each working day
  • We employ 12,000 staff across our 5 hospital sites
  • We have a Director of Allied Health Professionals who is committed to provide leadership, progression and direction to AHPs

Closing date of applications: 17th June 2021

Interview date: 1st July 2021

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

Requirements of the role:

  • Youth Work Degree or equivalent/relevant
  • Good understanding of the purpose of Youth Work within a health setting
  • Experience of working face to face with young people in a variety of settings
  • Knowledge, experience & application of current legislation and guidance governing the delivery of youth work services
  • Knowledge & understanding of issues relating to safeguarding
  • Knowledge & understanding of cultural & diversity awareness
  • Organisational & time management skills & the ability to work on your own initiative
  • Excellent IT skills & knowledge of relevant social media/communication platforms
  • Knowledge of issues relating to consent & confidentiality
  • Proactive & experienced in developing & delivering sessions to young people
  • A full driving licence & use of a vehicle to enable cross site work
  • This post is only open to male candidates due to the fact it is and occupational requirement for this role. Therefore exempt under the Equality Act 2010, Schedule 9, Part I

The Children’s Business Unit within the Women’s and Children’s Directorate provides care for neonates, children and young people as both inpatients, day care and outpatients, including the Children’s Emergency Department and the Ronnie MacKeith Development Centre

The Youth Service is a small team based within the KITE Team, a children’s outreach team which is a made up of different health specialities and professionals supporting patients 0-19. Your role will be to support and empower young male patients with their healthcare 

Person specification

Qualifications

Essential criteria
  • Youth Worker Degree or Equivalent

Experience

Essential criteria
  • youth work experience
  • youth work experince 1:1 work
  • youth work experience session development and delivery
  • experience of taking initiative
Desirable criteria
  • Demonstrable youth work experience in a hospital setting
  • experince of working within mental health or with pateints with SEND
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Applicant requirements

Applications from job seekers who require sponsorship to work in the United Kingdom (UK) are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. Please note that from January 2021, to work in the UK all candidates who are not UK or Republic of Ireland (RoI) nationals require sponsorship unless you have permission to work via another route. Non UK / RoI candidates wishing to apply can self-assess the likelihood of obtaining a Certificate of Sponsorship here. It is vital that you provide full and accurate details of your current immigration status on the application form. Overseas applicants applying for entry clearance into the UK must present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided in continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Guidance can be found here. Not everyone needs a ‘Skilled Worker’ visa. If you are applying for a vacancy in health or adult social care, check if you’re eligible to apply for the Health and Care Worker visa instead. It’s cheaper to apply for and you do not need to pay the annual immigration health surcharge

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

Documents to download

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Further details / informal visits contact

Name
Louise Melbourne,
Job title
Senior Youth Worker
Email address
louise.melbourne@nhs.net
Telephone number
07469 405979

If you have problems applying, contact

Address
Recruitment Team, Workforce Management
Training Centre
Rehab Block, Level 3
Royal Derby Hospital
Derby
Derbyshire
DE22 3NE
Telephone
01332 783342 / 07385 367225