The Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is one of the most successful teaching NHS Trusts in the country. We offer the second highest number of specialist services of hospitals in the UK. With around 14,500 staff, the Newcastle Hospitals is one of the region’s major employers. We have a long-standing reputation for high quality clinical care with our staff’s commitment to excellence reflected in our consistent performance at the highest level. We are committed to being an “employer of choice” offering our staff superb benefits, looking after their wellbeing, and providing access to high-quality education, training, career progression and support which enables them to provide “healthcare at its very best – with a personal touch”.
An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Youth Support Coordinator to join our team. We are looking for a motivated and dynamic individual who is passionate about working with young people to join us in the Regional Teenage & Young Adult Cancer Service hosted in Newcastle-upon-Tyne.
You will, as part of a wider team of health and social care professionals provide psychosocial and recreational support to young people up to the age of 25 who have a cancer diagnosis; therefore you need to have excellent communication skills, be resourceful and creative plus you need to be confident at working independently with young people in a hospital setting.
You will have to demonstrate experience of working with young people and a flexible approach in order to be able to work with groups but also in a one to one setting;
The post holder will work closely with the Principal Treatment Centre Lead Nurse, and the wider TYA team. Work will be based at the Freeman Hospital but will involve travel and work in other hospitals and establishments in an outreach capacity, e.g. Sunderland and Teesside initially.
There will also be the requirement to work some evenings to be involved in social events plus there are opportunities to support young people to be involved in residential activities such as sailing trips and TCT’s annual conference, across the year
This post is funded by Teenage Cancer Trust fixed term for 12 months from appointment then subject to annual review and the post holder will be part of a national network of Youth Support Coordinators . You will receive mentorship and opportunities for professional education and development .
Informal visits are encouraged. To discuss this post or to arrange a visit, please contact David Short (Nurse Specialist) on 0191 2448858. Or please contact Teenage Cancer Trust Head of Youth Support Helen Veitch firstname.lastname@example.org
Interview Date: 19 June 2017
The postholder will have access to vulnerable people in the course of their normal duties and as such this post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service to check for any previous criminal convictions.
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