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Youth Violence Intervention Practitioner

Birmingham, West Midlands
Closing date
27 Jun 2024

Job Details

Thank you for considering a Youth Violence Intervention Practitioner role with Redthread. We are a team of compassionate, collaborative and courageous professionals committed to empowering young people to change their lives.

Please check out our website for more information on the services we provide and learn more about us, including our commitment to safeguarding, equity, diversity and inclusion.

As a Youth Intervention Practitioner working on our Youth Violence Intervention Programme in Birmingham, you will work across two hospital sites – Queen Elizabeth Hospital (QE) and Heartlands Hospital (HH). The role is primarily based at QE day to day and will visit and take referrals from the other sites on a regular basis.

As a Youth Intervention Practitioner based in the A&E departments you will support young people who are experiencing trauma or tragedy and their families. You’ll be part of a team that is fully embedded in the hospital and that is highly valued by clinicians and community partners alike.


To do this well you need to be a people person; passionate about supporting young people, and excited at the prospect of working in a fast-paced and exceptionally busy environment. You’ll need a proven ability to work with high risk, vulnerable young people and an understanding of the impact intense, short-term work can have.You must be a strong communicator: as comfortable building a relationship with a young person as you are liaising with our clinical colleagues. Experience working with young people experiencing exploitation, violence, mental health, substance misuse and other areas of need, is advantageous but full training will be provided. You’ll be keen to keep learning, seizing training opportunities at Redthread and continuously reflecting upon and improving your practice.


In return, the successful candidate will receive a competitive salary, a supportive and flexible working environment, excellent staff training and development package and access to a range of employee benefits including access to enhanced employee assistance programme services, employer pension scheme contribution, enhanced annual leave and family leave entitlements and more. As this role requires an NHS honorary contract, as well as Redthread benefits, you’ll also have unique access to generous NHS discounts and blue light schemes too.


Job Description


Post Title: Youth Violence Intervention Practitioner

Location: The post will work across all Birmingham service sites but be based primarily at Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham. All Redthread team members must have a flexible approach to supporting other sites when needed. There will be a need for regular visits to Redthread’s main offices in London and other projects and activities that take place at various locations across London and the UK.

Hours: 37.5 hours per week. The nature of Redthread’s work means that regular evening and weekend work is required. You will be required to work shifts to ensure that the team covers from 7:30am to 9pm each day between them.

Salary: £26,302.50 per annum + benefits

Contract type: 12-month fixed term, with the possibility of extension subject to funding.

DBS Check Required: Enhanced with barring (Child and Adult Workforce)

Work area: Youth Violence Intervention (Hosptial Based)

Responsible to: Team Leader


Purpose of the Post

To be part of the youth work team at Redthread, with a primary focus on the Youth Violence Intervention Programme.

To assist with Redthread’s other activities as required.


How to apply:

If this sounds like the right role and organisation for you, please go to our website where you will find a downloadable job description with a person specification, including details of the terms and conditions of the post.

We encourage you to read through the job pack and the person specification carefully, as we will shortlist applications using the essential criteria.

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Redthread is a youth work charity whose vision is a society in which all young people lead healthy, safe, and happy lives. Redthread’s mission is to empower young people to thrive as they navigate the challenging transition to adulthood by integrating trauma-informed youth work into the health sector. Redthread supports the holistic wellbeing of young people by delivering innovative interventions, personal support, and bridging of services, primarily through our Youth Violence Intervention Programme across London and the Midlands. The aim is to help young people to meet their full potential and move away from cycles of violence and re-offending.

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