Urgent Care Youth Workers 9 views

Job Description

3x 30 hours per week

1x 22.5 hours per week

Urgent Care Youth Workers will provide a hospital-based intervention service that supports young people following presentation at hospital and prior to discharge with an injury caused by violence or exploitation or who demonstrate violent or concerning behaviour whilst in hospital. The role will also involve some work with patients in the community. The post holder will be part of a team working alongside hospital staff to proactively identify vulnerable young people. Youth Workers will help these young people to access and engage the support they need to prevent any potential escalation of violence and reduce the risk of repeat victimisation or exploitation.

Young people will be offered trauma informed, emotional and practical support in a non-judgmental way to ‘navigate’ their way away from violence, criminal activity, or other harms (whether they are a victim, perpetrator, or both). This could include signposting and referring onto statutory or community organisations to help the young person with mental health needs, housing, employment, education and training, substance misuse, relationships and supporting young people to make informed decisions about their next steps.


  • £26,421 pa/pro rata salary
  • 28 days annual leave (rising to 31 after 2 years) + 8 bank holidays (pro-rata)
  • A full range of staff and peer support networks
  • Personal learning and development opportunities
  • Please visit our website for further information

Job Requirements

  1. Successfully working with young people experiencing trauma, violence, sexual assault, Child Criminal (CCE) or Sexual Exploitation (CSE) and complex multiple needs including mental health and challenging behaviour.
  2. Positively working with young people at risk of harm.
  3. Effectively working as part of a multi-disciplinary team.
  4. Experience of working one to one, or community based with client group with positive outcomes.
  5. Effectively assessing risk and implementing safety plans for complex or at-risk children and young people.
  6. Successfully developing strong joint/partnership working to secure effective outcomes.
  7. Facilitating coproduction to improve service delivery with positive outcomes.
  8. Effectively working with statutory and voluntary sector agencies including the police, social services.

How To Apply

Please visit our website for further details of the vacancy and details on how to apply.

Employment at Touchstone – Touchstone (touchstonesupport.org.uk)

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