Preparation for Adulthood Vulnerable Adults Team - Mental Health Liaison Co-ordinator

Birmingham - Location to be confirmed at interview
£35,745 - £43,857
11 Sep 2020
27 Sep 2020
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Social care
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Fixed Term Contract
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Location:                     Birmingham - Exact location to be confirmed at interview

Contract Type:            Fixed Term Until 31st March 2022

The Preparation for Adulthood Programme have two Specialist Practitioners - Approved Mental Health Practitioners opportunities to join their teams.

Birmingham City Council with partners has embarked on an exciting and ambitious journey to develop a whole system approach to support young people transitioning into adulthood, through its Preparation for Adulthood (PFA) and For Life programme of work.

The Preparation for Adulthood Programme is based on an initial two-year proof of concept which looks to test a whole system innovative approach to transitions, focused on outcomes, earlier identification and support, strength based practice and the promotion of independence for the young person based on the principles of personalisation. This whole system approach has galvanised key partners across social care, health and education in Birmingham to work together to plan and implement the key elements of PFA which are aligned to four overarching outcomes:

  • Employment, Education and Training
  • Independent living and housing
  • A healthy life
  • Friendships, relationships and community connection

The PFA Programme is based on the development of three new services which includes a PFA Integrated Transitions Team, a Vulnerable Adults Team and a Transitions Hub.

The Vulnerable Adults Team will support the wider cohort of young people who are transitioning from the age of 14 to 30, who have multiple risk factors and without earlier intervention can spiral and fall off the proverbial ‘cliff edge’ when transitioning from Children’s Services to Adulthood and often are left with minimal or no support. The Vulnerable Adults Team will support young people who have experienced trauma to realise their aspirations linked to the overall PFA outcomes.

The Team will align closely with Children’s and Adults Safeguarding Teams, the Birmingham Children’s Trust Contextual Safeguarding Hub, the Transitions Hub and MASH as part of the wider offer to vulnerable young people who may have experienced child sexual exploitation, county lines, drugs and alcohol and domestic abuse. The Team will again have a ‘mix’ of skills from across the system and will have a focus on mental health, homelessness and reducing criminality.

Please refer to Job Description & Person Specification.

All staff are expected to understand and be committed to Equal Opportunities in employment and service delivery.

Ref: BCC001570

Interviews for this post will take place virtually via video conferencing. Shortlisted candidates will be provided with further information.

For any informal enquires please contact Elisa Lee via email at

We welcome applications from people with caring responsibilities and flexible working options will be considered.

A Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check will be undertakenRight to work in the UK documentation will be fully checked for all applicants.  All non-UK and non-EU applicants are required to apply for a Certificate of Sponsorship from Birmingham City Council and must be approved by the UK Border Agency (UKBA) before any employment offer can be confirmed.

The next stage of the Plan is to recruit a Mental Health Liaison Co-ordinator to the team who are forward thinking and enthusiastic and will step up and:

  • Demonstrate a dynamic, creative and innovative approach to your work, whilst putting the young person and their family at the centre
  • Have the ability to think and step outside the box
  • Demonstrate a strong partnership ethos
  • Think outside traditional silo’s, think ‘whole system’ and ‘champion’ natural leadership
  • Demonstrate a strong collaborative approach, respecting difference
  • Navigate across the whole system to acquire accurate and top-quality information that supports the young person and or their family
  • Work as part of a multi-disciplinary team with diverse skills and experience
  • Demonstrate excellent communication and organisational skills
  • Will bring a range of skills and an established knowledge base that will further enrich our Team

Applicant Requirements:

  • A qualified Mental Health Nurse/ Social Worker or Occupational Therapist
  • Registered Health Care Practitioner (Allied Health Professionals), with an interest and training in Mental Health
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Job Description & Person Specification

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