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Practice Lead - Liverpool and Wirral
pause creating space for change
  • Salary £46,000 per year
  • Location Merseyside,Wirral, Merseyside,Liverpool, Merseyside (Hybrid)
  • Job Type Permanent, Full-time
  • Category Management , Social Work
  • Sectors Social Welfare
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Job Description

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. We are now working with more women who have experienced multiple removals than anyone else in the country.

The Pause Practice Lead will manage one of our largest teams – six Pause Practitioners and one Coordinator. The Practice Lead will ensure effective delivery of the Pause programme – they will work alongside their team, bringing a wealth of direct practice experience of complex work to maximise the team’s potential. 

The Practice Lead will provide high levels of supervision and leadership to team members from a variety of disciplines, as well ensuring fidelity and integrity to the model. They will typically have significant experience in both operational and project management, with an ability to manage complex data and demonstrate impact. Additionally, they will usually have experience of evidence informed approaches.

Key responsibilities

  • Effectively lead and coach the Pause Practice to achieve positive outcomes for women - setting vision, targets and priorities;
  • 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;
  • Ensure outcomes are achieved and monitored through the Pause Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning Framework and that real-time data is used to improve practice and reported to relevant funders;
  • 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;
  • Ensure the effective management of all statutory requirements related to the Pause Practice at all times, including safeguarding of vulnerable children and adults, and health and safety of staff;
  • Represent Pause to external stakeholders;
  • Embed continuous learning ethos within the Pause Practice. 

Please download our Briefling Pack for more information about the role, and about Pause.

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