Pause Practitioner

Category: Women's Community Services
Location: Somerset
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? Do you have direct experience of working with and affecting change in vulnerable individuals? 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. Click here if you’d like to hear more about the Practitioner role. As Pause continues to spread and progresses from strength to strength, we need great people to lead, develop and coordinate our Practices. 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 In this role, 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.
Hours: Full Time: 35 hours per week to include, (flexibility to work outside of normal working hours as required)
Holidays: 25 days holiday pa plus statutory
Salary: £24,000 pa
Pension: Auto Enrolment Pension (6% employer/2% employee )

Please note: secondments for the Practice Lead and Practitioner roles 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.

This role is a 20 month fixed term post

We have three practitioner vacancies providing outreach support to women in, Yeovil, Taunton and the surrounding area of Bridgwater. Please state your preferred working location on your application form.

If this role is for you then please click on the links to download an application form and full job description.

You should include:
• Full details of your skills and experience relevant to the job description and person specification and your education and work history
• A supporting statement
• A completed equal opportunities and declaration form

For more information please contact office@nelsontrust.com or ring 01453 885633

Closing date for applications: 8th March 2020
Interview dates: 18th March 2020
Preferred start date: 20th April 2020 (note: this is the date of the Pause induction – all new members of the Pause Practice team must attend, however if notice periods do not permit, we would allow you to attend the induction whilst still employed in your current post).
Please Quote Job Reference: 339 stating your preferred working location on your application

The Nelson Trust is committed to safeguarding, successful applicant will be required to undergo an enhanced Children & Adults DBS check.
Due to the nature of the work carried out in our Women’s Centres this role is restricted to female applicants only in accordance with the provisions of the occupational requirement (Equality Act 2010, pursuant to Schedule 9, Part 1).

The Nelson Trust is committed to increasing the diversity of its workforce and welcomes applications from individuals across all sectors of society.

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