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Youth Worker - Adult Congenital Heart Disease

Job Reference: 387-SPS-1577-DP

University Hospitals Bristol NHS Foundation Trust
Adult Congenital Heart Disease
Bristol Heart Institute, Bristol
£23,023 - £29,608 pa pro rata

Youth@Heart Funded

Youth Worker - Adult Congenital Heart Disease

30 hrs a week - Band 5

Do you have an interest in supporting young people with long term health conditions?

Do you have the skills to work as part of a multidisciplinary team?

Do you have experience in working in a hospital, outpatient and community setting?

An exciting opportunity has arisen to work in collaboration with the Bristol Heart Institute in the Adult Congenital Heart Disease Service for a Youth@Heart charity funded youth worker/young adult support co-ordinator to support young people from age 16yrs to 25 years old.

This is a fixed term contract for 2 years or could be a secondment opportunity.

The adult congenital heart disease service for young people supports young people during their time as in-patients and out-patients and in the community from Bristol and the south west, Cardiff and south Wales

Role responsibilities

Day to day activities will include,

    • Acting as a specialist resource to support the young adults with congenital heart disease teams across the South West and South Wales, supporting their families and advising staff on the unique needs of the young person with congenital heart disease.
    • Provide and lead a wide range of appropriate participatory activities to facilitate the personal, social and educational development of teenagers and young adults with congenital heart disease.
    • Be an excellent communicator and familiar with how electronic communication can help to support young people
    • Adapting approaches to support young people who may be particularly vulnerable.
    • Maintain a data base on activities, support and budget to facilitate on-going evaluation of the role.

Person Specification

The ideal candidate will have,

    • Experience in youth work age 16-25 yrs, ideally in a clinical and community setting
    • Proven ability in project work involving youth participation/engagement
    • Resource management skills
    • Be compassionate and able to relate well to people
    • Self-motivated and forward thinking

Rewards and benefits

In reward for your hard work we offer,

    • You will be working in partnership with a dedicated team covering a wide geographical area.
    • You will develop this ground breaking post which is key to congenital heart disease patients and their families
    • You will receive on-going support from the charity Youth@Heart
    • You will receive support from the Adult Congenital team at the Bristol Heart Institute

Please note that you will be employed by Youth@Heart

Provisional interview date: 10th April 2019

For further details / informal visits contact:

Sheena Vernon, Lead Nurse Congenital Heart Disease

0117 342 8871


01452690830 /07919070842

University Hospitals Bristol NHS Foundation Trust is one of the largest acute Trusts in the country and the major teaching and research centre for the South West. With over 9,500 staff, over 100 different clinical services, working in nine hospitals in the centre and to the south of Bristol, we offer a wide range of careers and jobs. Together we support the delivery of excellent care to the people of Bristol and beyond.

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

University Hospitals Bristol NHS Foundation Trust is an equal opportunities employer actively working towards a diverse workforce. Anonymous information will be used from your application in order to ensure we’re meeting our pledge.

To comply with Part 7 of the Immigration Act 2016 all applicants must be able to speak fluent English to an appropriate standard which will be assessed at Interview.


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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 (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

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