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Pause Practitioner

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Contract Type:
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Full time
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Closed for applications on 25/05/2020 23:59
£27,814 - £33,358
Job Category:
Social Care - Children Service
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Employment Location:
Newcastle & Middlesbrough
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Job details 

Closing date:
25 May

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This job is closed for applications.

Further information

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.

We are recruiting for two Pause Practitioners, who will be based in Middlesbrough (Bridgeway Project) but working across the region (Sunderland, Gateshead, Middlesbrough and Stockton) and one based in Newcastle Cowgate office but again to work across the region (three in total)

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.

Responsibilities include:

• Support the development and maintenance of effective local pathways with key agencies, e.g. sexual health, housing and mental health;

• Ensure all practice matters relating to child protection or vulnerable adults are dealt with promptly and in line with local safeguarding;

• Work effectively as a team member of Pause North East 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;

• Embed a continuous learning ethos within individual and team practice including involvement in reflective practice discussions and demonstrating and maintaining healthy and professional boundaries.

Please see Job Description and Additional Information document for more information.

At Barnardo's we are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and we expect all staff and volunteers to share in this commitment. Our safer recruitment processes mean that the safety and welfare of the child is paramount at every stage of the process and therefore, we adopt rigorous scrutiny in our pre-employment checking. This post is subject to a range of pre-employment checks including a Criminal Records Enhanced Disclosure for the successful candidate.

When completing your application please refer to your skills knowledge and experience in relation to the Person Specification, Job Description and Additional Information document (if applicable). This should be done with an understanding of the context of the service described.

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