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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 violence and aggression by providing one-to-one youth work support, and signposting to relevant youth provision in their locality.
Oasis Youth Support, part of the Oasis Waterloo Hub, is seeking a Youth Support Worker (Male*) for this exciting and award-winning service. This role will focus on engaging and supporting young people from the boroughs of Lambeth and Southwark, admitted to the hospital ED due to of violence, aggression and/or gang crime. As the caseload will be restricted to vulnerable male clients, there is an Occupational Requirement for the successful applicant to be male.
Duties will include:
providing a youth liaison outreach service to young people who attend St Thomas’ ED due to violence, providing them with tailored mentoring and one-to-one support.
working with the Youth Support Manager and hospital safeguarding team to risk assess and investigate the needs of the vulnerable young people who have attended the ED as a result of violence and/ or aggression.
working with young people both with-in hospital, and in the community, to ensure they are linked into appropriate services that meet their wider needs – such as sexual health, mental health, education & employment, and extra-curricular activities.
build capacity of hospital staff in dealing with young people, especially those involved with violence, though training and effective systems of engagement.You will be supported by the Youth Support Manager, also based at St Thomas’s Hospital, as well as being part of the wider Oasis Youth Support team.
You could be successful in this role if you:
hold a relevant professional qualification
have proven experience working with young people ‘at risk’
have knowledge of the issues facing young people effected by violence in inner-city London
have knowledge and understanding of best safeguarding practice
are a team player, with excellent communication, organisation and admin skills
are able to be self-motivated and work independently
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 email@example.com or call 0207 921 4259.
Closing date for completed applications is 9am Monday 29th January 2018.
Interviews will be held on Tuesday 6th 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