Youth Justice Worker

Black Country Women's Aid

Let us introduce ourselves…

Black Country Women's Aid (BCWA) is an established charity working across the Black Country and wider West Midlands providing accommodation and community support services to victims of domestic abuse, sexual abuse and human trafficking.

Services range from advocacy, civil remedies, support in court, individual and group support and access to a range of therapeutic interventions.

All services are client and needs-led.

The team:

Our women's justice services support women in the criminal justice system, women who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless, and women who may struggle with mental health issues or drugs and alcohol.

We offer a range of help including emotional and practical support, including one-to-one risk and needs assessments, trauma-informed program sessions, like skills and finding safe accommodation.

We support women to cope with difficult circumstances and plan a safer future.

Since delivering specialist services to women who offend for the past 9 years, we have highlighted youth offending as an area of need.

The aim is to address need and multiple-disadvantage at the earliest opportunity, in order to reduce reoffending and break the cycle of inter-generational offending.

Job Role

Job Title: Youth Justice Worker
Position available: 1 full-time position (37.5 hours), based across the Black Country
Salary: £24,065
Closing date: 17 November 2023
All interviews will be held via Microsoft Teams.

Is this you?

We are looking for someone who is dynamic, personal, creative and empathetic to deliver interventions that support and enable youths to make positive changes to their lifestyle.

Experience of holding an active caseload is important along with knowledge of case management systems.

The Role:

We have an exciting opportunity available within our new Youth Justice Services.

This role requires the successful candidate to work within a dynamic team in order to meet the needs of youth females and are known to either the Youth Offending Service or West Midlands Police.

The project acknowledges the importance of multi-agency working to deliver a trauma-informed, safe, and rehabilitative interventions in order to deter youths from offending.

In addition, the support will assist youths to develop key skills in order to be an active member of society and establish motivation for a prosperous future.

The successful candidate will be based between our head office in West Bromwich and our Office in Jewellery Quarter, however, may be required to travel to other sites across the region in order to support our partner agencies.

Please note, for this role, enhanced police checks will be required.

If you are self-driven, conscientious, hardworking with lots of ambition we would love to hear from you.

Click apply to be emailed information about how to complete your application.

CVs will not be accepted.

Important information for all positions

Black Country Women's Aid is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of vulnerable adults, children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

All posts are subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975.

It will be necessary for an enhanced disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service for details of any previous criminal convictions.

Occupational Requirement under Schedule 9 (part 1) of the Equality Act 2010 applies.

The post holder must be female.

Employment checks

As a responsible employer we adhere to safer recruitment practice and all our employees are subject to the following recruitment checks:

Right to work in the UK
Under Section 8 of the Asylum and Immigration Act, we, as a responsible employer need to ensure that we do not employ anyone illegally.

To avoid discrimination we treat all job applicants equally.

We, therefore, ask all candidates selected for interview to bring original documentation to show their Right to Work in the UK.

A copy of these will be taken.

Once the successful candidate has been appointed the unsuccessful candidate's documents will be destroyed confidentially.

You may be refused an interview if you do not bring the correct documents with you.


Following your interview, two employment references will be sought.

One of these should be your current or most recent employer.

If you have finished full-time education and you have no employer reference, we will accept a reference from:

, a professional from your centre of study, for instance, a teacher, lecturer or headteacher
, GP or health visitor
, a character reference from a person who knows you
, a civil servant from a government agency
, a bank manager


All positions are subject to DBS checks at the relevant level.


BCWA has adapted services during COVID to support victims of violence and abuse that meet all the latest Government guidance.

Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) is available at all our sites and distributed to all staff as appropriate.
Full details of the BCWA Risk Assessment can be found on our website.

Please read this as it provides the framework that we are delivering services against.

You will receive appropriate training to undertake the duties of the job on an on and offsite basis and all situations are risk-assessed.

Management supervision, support and oversight is embedded in our practice to ensure all parties are kept safe.

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