Pause Worcestershire Practitioner
Pause is a charity seeking to prevent the damaging consequences of thousands more children being taken into care each year.
Pause works 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 Worcestershire will be launched in January 2021 and delivered by an independent provider, working in collaboration with Worcestershire County Council. It has been structured as a ‘social outcomes contract’, with the Council committing to pay for successful outcomes. Up-front funding and ongoing support is being arranged by Bridges Fund Management, a specialist social impact investor with extensive experience of delivering outcomes contracts.
As a Pause Practitioner, 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. You will work systemically in delivering a relationship based programme where frequency, tenacity and creativity are central.
You’ll be a big part of a small team, where everyone takes a flexible and collaborative approach to work, and is committed to improving outcomes for vulnerable and marginalised groups.
Like Pause, you will be passionate about changing entrenched social issues, and will respond by ‘doing things differently’. You will play an integral part of a team where everyone takes an energetic, flexible and collaborative approach to their work, and are committed to improving outcomes in society.
Please send completed applications to Gill McKay, Clinical Director, Ripplez CIC. firstname.lastname@example.org
Interviews will be held on Friday 29th January 2021. The specific arrangements for these will depend on the latest Government advice in the light of the Corvid-19 pandemic.