Preparation for Adulthood, Vulnerable Adults Team - Family Support Worker

Location
Birmingham - Exact location to be confirmed at interview
Salary
£20,903 - £27,041
Posted
18 Jan 2021
Closes
02 Feb 2021
Job Ref
BCC001820
Job Type
Social care
Contract Type
Fixed Term Contract
Working Pattern
Standard
Hours
Full-Time

Family Support Worker - Preparation for Adulthood, Vulnerable Adults Team

£20,903 - £27,041

Birmingham – Exact location to be confirmed at interview

Fixed Term Contract

Working 36.5 hours per week

 

 

The Preparation for Adulthood Programme have an opportunity for a Family Support Worker 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, focussed 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.

The next stage of the Plan is to recruit a number of Family Support Workers 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

Interviews for this post will take place virtually via video conferencing. Shortlisted

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

For informal enquires please contact: Elisa Lee – elisa.lee@birmingham.gov.uk

Ref: BCC001820

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

 

An ability to fulfil all spoken aspects of the role with confidence using the English Language as required by Part 7 of the Immigration Act 2016

 

A Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check will be undertaken

 

Right to Work in the UK documentation will be fully checked for all applicants. All non-UK applicants are required to apply for a Certificate of Sponsorship from Birmingham City Council and must be approved by the UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) before any employment offer can be confirmed. Unless they are an EEA or Swiss citizen that was already employed by Birmingham City Council prior to 31st December 2020, then they will need to apply to the EU Settlement Scheme (EUSS) instead.

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