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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 22/01/2020.

Youth Worker (XR05)

Job Reference: 298-CHI-561

Leeds Children's Hospital
298 Paediatric Outreach - LGI
The Leeds General Infirmary
£24,214 to £30,112 pa



A rare and exciting opportunity has arisen for a permanent full-time Youth Worker to join our award winning Paediatric Endocrine and Gender Identity Development Service team based in Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust (LTHT)


The successful candidate will be joining a team who emphasizes the importance of excellent patient care and continuously strives for improvement. The post holder will assist in the development and delivery of a comprehensive support service for young people in both adult and paediatric services in LTHT.


Working as part of the multidisciplinary team (MDT) to support young people aged 11-25, the post holder will support the transition from children’s to adult services and be expected to to liaise between relevant members of the MDT adult and children’s teams, primary care, mental health and other community-based services.


Paediatric Endocrinology involves special expertise in looking after children and young people with hormone disorders. These can affect growth of pubertal development and have significant effects on a child’s physical and emotional wellbeing.


The Gender Identity Development Clinic at Leeds is a highly specialised service for young people who are experiencing gender incongruence and who have a major concern about their physical development through puberty.


The post will work mainly from Leeds General Infirmary but may also include working within the community, in schools, carrying out home visits and working in the other hospitals based in Leeds.


The post holder will be responsible for providing both group and individually tailored support, and lead on a wide range of appropriate recreational activities, to enable and encourage patients to socialize and access peer support. Some work will be provided in the evening or occasionally on a weekend therefore a flexible approach to working hours is desirable. There will also be times where the post holder will be working collaboratively with youth workers from other services in the trust on joint events.


You must have experience of engaging with 11-25 year olds (preferably with health problems), be able to demonstrate excellent interpersonal and communication skills, as well as an ability to develop and maintain high clinical standards.

For more information about this vacancy or informal enquiries, please contact Matthew Guest on 0113 3925964 or Paul Carruthers on 0113 3922366


This vacancy may close before the advertised closing date if sufficient suitable applications are received.

Our goal is to be the best place to work, to achieve this we engage with and listen to our staff, to understand their needs. We are proud to support all individuals to work flexibly so they can maintain a good work life balance and provide support as a carer or parent. We value our diverse staff and are committed to equal opportunities and welcome applications from all sections of the community, regardless of any protected characteristics. Reasonable adjustments will be made for disabled applicants where required and to support staff who require adjustments to ensure they can work safely during the Covid-19 pandemic.

If you are offered a position, you may be required to undertake a DBS. The Trust will administer the DBS check on your behalf and will recover the cost (Enhanced £48 or Standard £30) from your salary over a 3 month period (including Internal staff). You will also be required to participate in the DBS Update Service and pay the £13 cost per year. This is a condition of your employment. DBS checks for volunteers are free.

Please ensure your application is submitted with referees who can verify your employment/education history over the last three years and include valid email addresses for them. LTHT will request electronic Factual Employment References from your previous employers. These references will be requested before you are issued with an unconditional offer of employment letter.

Please note that a car parking permit or space cannot be guaranteed.

Leeds Teaching Hospitals Trust has received the Gold Award from the Defence Employer Recognition Scheme and we welcome applications from defence personnel to work for us.

If you have any questions about the process please contact the Recruitment Service on (0113) 2065980

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

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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