The Pause project delivered by BCHA.
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.
Through an intense programme of support, it aims to break this cycle and give women the opportunity to reflect, tackle destructive patterns of behaviour, and to develop new skills and responses that can help them create a more positive future. In doing so, we aim to prevent the damaging consequences of thousands more children being taken into care.
As a Pause Practice Lead you will provide leadership to Pause Dorset 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.
A Practice Lead works alongside their Pause Practitioners, bringing their own wealth of direct practice experience of complex work to maximise the Practitioners’ potential.
You will be a coach and leader rather than a manager by style, offering structure and support that enables the Pause Practitioners to focus on their interaction with the women and their system, ensuring outcomes are achieved. You will provide high levels of supervision and leadership to team members from a variety of disciplines.
The Practice Lead is also key to ensuring fidelity and integrity to the model, instilling a continuous learning culture in both the Practice itself and wider system locally. You will have significant experience in both operational and project management, with an ability to manage complex data and demonstrate impact. Additionally, they should have experience of evidence informed approaches.
BCHA Safer Recruitment: Safeguarding children and adults is our first priority and we will ensure we follow safer recruitment procedures.
As an employer, we will do everything possible to prevent unsuitable people obtaining employment with BCHA. Our overall aim is to ‘deter unsuitable applicants from applying for roles with children and adults, and we will ensure that all candidates are treated fairly, consistently and in compliance with current legislation.
BCHA is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of people, and expects all employees and volunteers to share this commitment.
Closing date: August 13th
Experience of leading a practice team on a day-to-day basis;
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
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;