Senior Youth Intervention Practitioner (Exploitation)

Redthread Youth Ltd
Birmingham, West Midlands
£28,302 per annum plus benefits
Closing date
28 Jun 2022

Job Details

 Senior Youth Intervention Practitioner (Exploitation)

Team: Youth Violence Intervention

Salary: £28,302 per annum plus benefits

Location: Birmingham

Closing: 10:00 am, 28th Jun 2022 BST

Job Description

Thank you for considering a Senior Youth Intervention Practitioner role with Redthread. We are a team of compassionate, collaborative and courageous professionals, committed to empowering young people to change their lives.  This clip from BBC News will give you a taster of what we do every day.This role is part of our Youth Violence Intervention Programme (YVIP) in Birmingham and will work across three hospital sites – Queen Elizabeth Hospital (QE), Birmingham Children’s Hospital (BCH) and Heartlands Hospital. The role will be primarily based and take a lead in establishing our work at Heartlands Hospital, being the main point of contact for referrals.

As a Senior Youth Intervention Practitioner (Exploitation) based in the A&E department, you will support young people who are experiencing trauma or tragedy, and their families.You’ll work with them in the Emergency Department, on the wards and once they are discharged into the community 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 and trauma setting. You’ll need a proven ability to work with high risk, vulnerable young people, be able to build strong partnerships and take initiative, and have the self-awareness to understand the impact intense, short term work can have. Resilience, self-reflection and flexibility are all essential to this role in Redthread and you will participate regularly in clinical supervision to broaden your practice and emotional literacy. You will need to feel comfortable and confident working alongside clinical staff, young people, police, parents and a multitude of professionals in the community. You will be a strong communicator with excellent youth work skills, and able to be a compassionate presence for anxious young people who are in crisis, seeking to bring change in their lives. You’ll be keen to keep learning, seizing training opportunities at Redthread and continuously reflecting upon and improving your practice. During the Covid-19 outbreak, our teams are still working from the hospitals as we are classed as essential workers. You will need to do shifts at the hospital, as well as working some days from home, depending on the needs of the team and the service. 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 enhanced annual leave and family leave entitlements, employer pension scheme contribution, access to clinical supervisions, enhanced employee assistance programme services 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. The offer of employment is conditional on satisfactory pre-employment checks which include meeting any applicable legal vaccination requirements, unless medically exempt, as set by the CQC.

Please go to our website where you will find a job description with a person specification including details of the terms and conditions of the post. Please read through the person specification carefully as we will be shortlisting applications using these criteria.

  • Applications deadline: 10 am, Tuesday 28th June 2022.
  • In-person Interview: 7th/8th July 2022.
  • We would like this role to start as soon as possible. We will provide comprehensive training and induction. 

If we receive a high number of applications, we reserve the right to close the advert before the closing date. Therefore, early applications are encouraged.


Redthread works with vulnerable young people in crisis. Whether they 

have been the victim of a stabbing, are seeking support for anxiety, 

have suffered a sexual assault, or want to find a new home beyond

 the reach of a gang, we support them to overcome the challenges 

they face through our dynamic youth work programmes.

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