The successfully candidate will be part of the Paediatric Epilepsy multi-disciplinary team using specific skills to contribute to the care and understanding of the Young People, their families, and carers.
They will ensure the clinic environment is Young People friendly, stimulating andwork closely with Young People with Epilepsy, conducting relevant workshops in the community.
A critical function of the role is to support the wider hospital youth service and ensure Young People with Epilepsy are able to engage in activities and sessions to ensure the best experience for young people.Main duties of the job
The role will involve working alongside Young People, using informal or formal assessment to establish the needs of the patient group, byforming a good working relationship with the Paediatric Epilepsy team to provide a thorough and effective service, meeting the holistic needs of the Young Person and their families.
The successful candidate will be required to complete regular data collection from surveys to monitor the effectiveness of the Youth Worker role to improve the overall health and experience of care for the Young People and their families. These result will be used to establish an appropriate response to support these young people throughout the service.
The Youth support worker will encourage and supervise the interaction of Young People with activities, with particular emphasis on group work and use motivational approaches, where appropriate. Working with Young People, they will prepare them for specific activities and treatment plans. Ensuring that links with external agencies or units where Young People may be cared for are forged.
Supervision of unqualified staff such as youth work, play specialist students and volunteers is a integral part of the role.
The role will be required to travel to multiple locations as part of the work.About us
Mid Cheshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust provides a full range of hospital and community services for people across East Cheshire (population 399K) and West Cheshire and Chester (population 357K). The Trust provides high quality planned and emergency care, cardiac, critical care,child health,maternity services and intermediate care at Leighton Hospital in Crewe, Victoria Infirmary in Northwich, and Elmhurst Intermediate Care Centre in Winsford.
The Trust provides over 500 beds and employs over 5,100 members of staff. A comprehensive range of community services is provided across 26 medical centres and schools through ourCentral Cheshire Integrated Care Partnership.
We have played, and continue to play, a proactive role in the development of Integrated Care plans across Cheshire & Merseyside and our local Cheshire East and Cheshire West Place-based systems. We believe, and it is the cornerstone of our five-year Trust Strategy, there is the opportunity to progress innovative, responsive and effective care in the best setting for the patient, be it in the hospital or out in the community.
At Mid Cheshire, our mission is to inspire hope and provide unparalleled care for the people and communities of Cheshire, helping them to enjoy life to the fullest.Job descriptionJob responsibilities
Detailed of the main responsibilities can be found in the job description attached. Overview of responsibilities:
Working with young people who are diagnosed with epilepsy, to ensure that the holistic needs are met
Increase engagement with Young People
Collect data from survey and other sources to monitor theeffectiveness of the Youth Worker role, to improve the overall health and experience of care for the Young People and their families.
Encourage and supervise the interaction of Young People with activities, with particular emphasis on group work and using motivational approaches, where appropriate.
Supervise unqualified staff such as youth work, play specialist students and volunteers.Person SpecificationQualificationsEssential
- A Professional Qualification (DipHE/FdA/BA(hons) in Youth Work Endorsed by the National Youth Agency or Equivalent
- Leadership qualification or qualification in research Previous experience as a Youth Worker in an Epilepsy or Long-Term Conditions team
- Good interpersonal skills. Ability to effectively communicate with Young People and families
- Advanced Communication Skills
Employer detailsEmployer name
- A listening, learning and leading approach.
- A commitment to work together to create the best outcomes.
- A recognition of the importance of showing respect, dignity and compassion to patients and colleagues.
Mid Cheshire Hospitals NHS Foundation TrustAddress
Mid Cheshire Hopsital
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