View Vacancy -- PAUSE Practitioner
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.
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.
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.
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. As Pause is specifically designed to address the complex needs of women, you will feel comfortable providing intensive support to enable change in these women’s lives and reduce the numbers of children being removed into care. You will work systematically in delivering a relationship-based programme where frequency, tenacity and creativity are central.
Some of the key responsibilities include:
- Undertaking an effective, flexible, intensive outreach approach to engage with Pause women;
- Supporting the development and maintenance of effective local pathways with key agencies, e.g. sexual health, housing and mental health;
- Ensuring an evidence base is applied to practice through a collaborative assessment of a woman's needs and strengths;
- Developing focused, bespoke and creative interventions that meet the woman’s needs and objectives and ensuring that any financial spending on women is aligned with their goals as set out in their care plan;
The ideal candidate will have:
- A relevant professional qualification and/or experience in nursing, social work, mental health etc.
- A desire for continuous professional development along with an up to date working knowledge of legislation.
- An understanding of a range of evidence-based approaches including systemic practice, social learning theory, attachment and loss, and relationship and strength-based interventions.
For a full list of our benefits please see here.
For an informal discussion regarding this role, please contact Colette Elliott-Cooper – Head of Service.: Colette.Elliott-Cooper@haringey.gov.uk or by telephone 0208 489 9465.
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: Monday 30th September 2019
- Relevant professional qualification and/or experience e.g. nursing, social work, mental health, education, criminal justice, youth work, therapeutic practice, counselling, criminal justice or equivalent