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Youth Worker

Cambridgeshire & Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust
£27,055 to £32,934 a year pro rata, per annum
Closing date
4 Apr 2023

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CBT therapist, CAMHS nurse
Band 5
Part Time
Fixed-Term Contract - 12 Months

We would like to recruit a dynamic youth worker to our Paediatric Psychological Medicine team team as part of an exciting pilot project to support young people with Diabetes and Respiratory disorders.

The job involves working with children, adolescents and young adults with complex medical and surgical needs, in hospital based settings, at Addenbrooke's Hospital. The successful applicant will assess and deliver care involving the patient, parents and family systems where there are complex social needs.

The intervention level ranges from the specialist tertiary multidisciplinary team level and associated paediatric ward nursing teams to community paediatric teams, social care, education and primary health care.

Interventions routinely cross professional and Acute Health Trust and Community Mental Health Trust boundaries and sometimes involve Child Protection work. The job involves physical effort of the nature of sitting in a constrained position, it is sometimes highly distressing, dealing with such issues as chronic illness and family breakdown, and may deal with issues such as acute physical distress or illness, serious mental illness and safeguarding.

Main duties of the job

Physical Effort:
  • Setting out the activities for young people.
  • Accompanying and supporting young people to different settings in the absence of parent.
  • Providing activity and stimulation in young people friendly settings e.g. Waiting room.

Mental Effort:
  • Planning programmes of activity designed to meet each individual's developmental milestones.
  • Liaise with various agencies to develop relationships with the different centres (e.g. schools, youth centres, community groups).
  • Using risk assessments within project work appropriately.

Emotional Effort:
  • Dealing with the angry/aggressive patients.
  • Encouraging peer support.
  • Discussing and assessing psychosocial wellbeing with young people at every contact.

About us

Cambridgeshire & Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust is a health & social care organisation dedicated to providing high quality care with compassion to improve the health & wellbeing of the people we care for, as well as supporting & empowering them to lead a fulfilling life.

Our clinical teams deliver many NHS services not only via inpatient and primary care setting but also with the community. These services include Children, Adult & Older Peoples mental & physical health, Forensic & Specialist mental health, Learning Disabilities, Primary Care & Liaison psychiatry, Substance misuse, Social care, Research & Development.

To achieve our goal, we look to recruit high calibre candidates that share our vision & values. As an equal opportunities employer, we encourage applications from all sectors of the community, particularly from under-represented groups including disabled people & members of our ethnic minorities & LGBTQ+ communities.

Job description Job responsibilities

Please see Job Description for a fuller list of duties:
  • Working alongside the young people, use informal or formal assessment to establish the needs of this patient group.
  • Using these results, work closely with the healthcare team in establishing an appropriate response to support these young people throughout the service.
  • To provide and lead recreational facilities and youth work activities for young people who are patients at Addenbrookes Hospital.
  • To ensure that appropriate activity and recreational equipment is safe and appropriate for the age/developmental stage of each young person.
  • Encourage and supervise the interaction of young people with activities, with particular emphasis on group work and using motivational approaches, where appropriate.
  • Work with young people to prepare them for specific activities and treatment plans.

  • Person Specification Education/Qualifications Essential
    • To have children and young people specific training.
    • Diploma in youth work practice
    Experience Essential
    • Working with young people from a variety of backgrounds
    • Experience of working with young people from a variety of backgrounds in either a health care setting or a youth and community setting.
    • Working in a healthcare setting
    • Experience of work with families
    Skills and Abilities Essential
    • Skills in individual and group work and in programme planning.
    • Planning and organising skills for caseload management.
    • Skills in self-management, including time-management.
    • Advanced keyboard skills.
    • Genuine interest and enthusiasm in relation to working in the area of Youth work in Paediatrics
    • Experience of conducting audits/service evaluation
    Personal Essential
    • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, enabling formation of networks with professionals within the Trust and from other agencies to promote effective team working with clients
    • Capable of lateral thinking
    • Able to work as part of a multi-professional team
    • An affinity with young people Insight into the pressure experienced by adolescents and young people.

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