Preparation for Adulthood, Vulnerable Adult Team - Restorative Youth Justice Worker

Birmingham - Location to be confirmed at interview
£27,741 - £34,728
14 Jan 2021
28 Jan 2021
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Job Type
Social care
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Fixed Term Contract
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For existing employees, a secondment may be considered, subject to eligibility criteria

Fixed Term Until 31st March 2022

The Preparation for Adulthood Programme has a Restorative Youth Justice Worker opportunity 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.


The next stage of the Plan is to recruit a Restorative Youth Justice Worker 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 recognised qualification and/or significant experience in one of the following: criminal justice, social care, victim/restorative justice or victim support
  • An Accredited Practitioner Status or willing to work towards

  • Strong knowledge of the principles of Restorative Justice

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: BCC001730

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 check (DBS) - Enhanced Children's and Adult’s will be undertaken.

“Right to work in the UK documentation will be fully checked for all applicants.  All non-UK applicants (excluding Ireland) may require a Certificate of Sponsorship from Birmingham City Council and must have an approved visa from the UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) before any employment offer can be confirmed. Unless they are an EEA or Swiss citizen or their family members, already living in the UK by 31 December 2020, then they will need to apply to the EU Settlement Scheme (EUSS) instead.”


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Job Description and Person Specification

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