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Oasis Youth Support is a partnership service with St Thomas’ Hospital Emergency Department (ED) that supports young people who attend ED due to a violence, providing one-to-one youth work support and signposting to relevant youth provision in their locality.
Oasis Youth Support (OYS), part of the Oasis Waterloo Hub, is seeking a Diabetes Youth Support Worker (Male*) for an exciting newly initiated project. This role will engage with young people in South London aged 14-21 who have diabetes, supporting them to improve their health and life outcomes. As the caseload will primarily be one-to-one work with male young people, there is an Occupational Requirement for the successful applicant to be male. You will also be training and working with hospital medical staff to better communicate and engage effectively with young people.
Duties will include:
providing a youth liaison outreach service to young people, supporting their general health and wellbeing, with a specific focus on diabetes and associated health risks.
investigating the needs of vulnerable young people with diabetes known to St Thomas Hospital and Kings College Hospital, engaging those considered ‘hard-to-reach’.
working alongside diabetes departments and the wider OYS team, to deliver and support the hospital’s YES youth engagement programme in the summer holidays.
attending and providing youth work support at regular diabetes clinics designated for young people.
running social media platforms for young people to network and receive support digitally.
You will be supported by the service’s Youth Support Manager as well as the wider Oasis Youth Support team- all of whom are also based at St Thomas Hospital. Regular work will also take place at Kings College Hospital diabetes department.
You could be successful in this role if you:
hold a relevant professional qualification
have proven experience working with young people ‘at risk’
have a good knowledge of the issues facing young people in south London
have a good knowledge and understanding of Safeguarding
are a team player, with excellent communication, organisation and admin skills
have experience of working with statutory/voluntary agencies in a community setting
*Occupational Requirement to be male (exemption under the Equality Act 2010 Schedule 9, Part 1, Para 1)
If you are interested in being part of this life-changing service and want to know more, please contact the Oasis Recruitment Team on firstname.lastname@example.org or call 0207 921 4259.
Closing date for completed applications is 9am on Monday 29th January 2018.
Interviews will be held on Wednesday 7th February 2018 in London Waterloo.
ST THOMAS’ HOSPITAL ACCIDENT & EMERGENCY DEPARTMENT
Full-Time, 40 hours per week, 1 Year Fixed Term Contract
Salary £23,035 per annum, inc London Allowance
Oasis is committed to making a difference to the lives of the communities it works in, and as such you must show a willingness to demonstrate commitment to the values and behaviours which flow from the Oasis ethos. We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. We expect all staff to share this commitment and to undergo appropriate checks, including enhanced DBS checks.
Oasis supports Equal Opportunities. Registered Charity No. 1026487.