Are you an ambitious, creative and influential practitioner who is passionate about reducing the number of children being removed into care by supporting women to bring about change in their lives?
Pause is a national independent organisation seeking to prevent the damaging consequences of thousands more children being taken into care each year by working with women who have experienced – or are at risk of – repeated pregnancies that result in children needing to be removed from their care. The programme gives women the chance to pause and take control over their lives, breaking a destructive cycle that causes both them and their children deep trauma, as well as reducing huge costs to society and the taxpayer. Pause is setting up programmes round the country and One25 have secured funding to host an 18-month pilot programme in Bristol.
As a Pause Practitioner, you will work with significant autonomy and authority. You will be responsible for implementing a range of interventions and support measures as part of an integrated package of health, therapeutic and social support. Pause is specifically designed to address the complex needs of women, through intensive support, to enable change in their lives, and ultimately reduce the numbers of children being removed into care.
Please note: secondments for this role from relevant partner agencies will be considered – this could be from Children’s Services, Adult Services, Health, Probation, Mental Health Services, or other relevant voluntary services.
An enhanced DBS disclosure will be required.
Benefits: Generous leave (33 days including bank holidays) plus up to 13 additional days’ time off in lieu; flexible working hours; and great job satisfaction.
Hours: 37.5 hours a week over 5 days (including occasional evening and weekend commitments)
Salary: £30,153 per year
Contract: 18 months
Applications by: 10am Friday 31st March 2017
Interviews: Monday 10th and Tuesday 11th April 2017
Expected start date: Monday 5th June
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