View Vacancy -- PAUSE Practice Lead

Social Care & Welfare Qualified

Early application is encouraged, as due to the high volumes of applications that we receive, we reserve the right to close any adverts before the published closing date once a sufficient number of applications have been received.

About Haringey

We are investing in creating a better borough for all our residents and bettering the lives of children and young people in Haringey is our first corporate priority. We are located in the north of the capital with a population of approximately 250,000 people and a growing population of 0-19 year olds. We are a diverse and fast-changing borough and tomorrow’s leaders, artists and innovators are busy growing up here.

Haringey is transforming its services for children and young people, and have already made exciting, innovative changes as we strive for excellence in all we do.

In short, we’re a council with high ambitions; a place to work that is full of energy and focus. Our teams have passion, integrity and commitment, and people join us, do so as they see Haringey is a learning organisation, and the people that work here strive for continuous improvement in their practice, aiming high to ensure we provide outstanding outcomes for our children.

We offer a great place to develop a career that is yours to own.


About the Service

Job Title:           Pause Practice Lead

Reporting to:     Head of Service

Salary:               £49,464 – £54,597

Contract:            2 year fixed term


Are you an ambitious, creative and influential leader who is passionate about reducing the number of children being removed into care by supporting women to bring about change in their lives?


About Pause:

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.



About you

The role:

As a Pause Practice Lead you will provide leadership to Pause Haringey to ensure the implementation and delivery of an integrated package of health, therapeutic and social support. Pause is specifically designed to address the complex needs of women to enable change in their lives, and ultimately reduce the numbers of children being removed into care.


Some of the key responsibilities include:

  • Work with the Pause National Practice Lead, to ensure fidelity and integrity to the model through delivery of the Pause Framework elements, for example, assertive outreach with women and ensuring the most effective form of long acting reversible contraception is in place;
  • Ensure effective pathways are established and maintained with key agencies, e.g. sexual health, housing and mental health;
  • Ensure an evidence base is applied to practice through assessment of a woman's needs, case formulation, intervention delivery and review;
  • Report to the Local Pause Board and any other relevant funders;
  • Manage expenditure of the Pause Practice and ensure any financial spend on women is aligned with their goals as set out in the care plan;


The ideal candidate will have:             

Experience of providing case management and supervision to a team working with clients with complex needs;


Experience of working with families/individuals who present with a range of complex needs (mental health challenges, drug and alcohol misuse, domestic violence) and demonstrate ability to create rapport and build effective relationships;


Knowledge and understanding of a range of evidence-based approaches including systemic practice, social learning theory, attachment and loss, relationship and strength-based interventions;


For a full overview of the job responsibilities and Person Specification please see attached job description.


For the successful appointed candidate, they will have access to a wide range of financial and non-financial benefits such as employee discounts, recruitment and retention payment; access to local government pension.


For an informal discussion regarding this role, please contact Colette Elliott-Cooper – Head of Service.: or by telephone 0208 489 9465.




NB: Everyone is expected to adhere to Diversity & Equality and Health and Safety Policies.




For a full list of benefits on offer, please visit our website:


Other Requirements / How to apply

This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974. An enhanced disclosure check with the DBS will be undertaken.

Closing Date: Thursday 25th July 2019


£49,464 - £54,597
Relevant professional qualification and/or experience e.g. nursing, social work, mental health, education, criminal justice, youth work, therapeutic practice, counselling, criminal justic or equivalent
Please see attached JD
Full Time
Temporary / Fixed Term
For further information please contact the Haringey Hub:

This opportunity is closed to applications.