Merseyside Youth Association – Navigator (Previous applicants need not apply)

Term: Fixed Term, funded to 31 March 2022. A secondment will be considered.
Hours: 35 hours per week (may include some evening and weekend work).
Salary: £23,469 p.a. – £26,769 p.a. – MYA Scale 5 – Pt. 17-20.
Location: Alder Hey, Royal Liverpool or Aintree Hospitals.

MYA is seeking to appoint a pro-active, resilient, and inspiring person to support the delivery of a hospital-based intervention service. The service is aimed at vulnerable 10 to 25-year-olds who attend the adult or paediatric emergency departments or urgent care centres in Alder Hey, Royal Liverpool or Aintree Hospitals. The post holder will be part of a small team of caseworkers working alongside the hospital staff to proactively identify vulnerable young people and help them to access and engage the support they need to prevent any potential escalation of violence and reduce the risk of repeat victimisation or exploitation. The post holder will be based within an Accident and Emergency (A&E) Department, they will coordinate the team to support relevant patients to ‘navigate’ their way away from violence, criminal activity or other harms (whether they are a victim, perpetrator, or both).

The post holder will be embedded into the hospital, coordinating support for young people admitted to emergency departments right through to their discharge back into the community. The successful candidate will have experience of working with ‘high risk’, vulnerable young people, be part of a multidisciplinary team and have a flexible, empathetic approach to the work.

Successful candidates will hold a Level 3 qualification in a related subject and have substantial experience of working with vulnerable young people. They will have the ability to operate within the principles of contextual safeguarding, trauma-informed and evidence-based interventions and demonstrate how they will actively maintain professional boundaries.

Contact details: recruitment@mya.org.uk.

Closing date: 5 pm Friday 27 August 2021.

For more information and to apply, go to the Merseyside Youth Association’s website.

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