Practitioner (Pause Project)

Tayside Council on Alcohol Vacancy


Post:               Practitioner (Pause Project)

Salary             £23,969.40 per annum          

Terms:            Fixed term 15 months 35 hours per week

Responsible to:         Naiomi Thomson, Practice Lead Pause Project

Place of Work:           TCA Offices, Dundee

Ref No:           6/21


Brief Description of Duties:       

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?


About Pause:

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.


Job Description


The role:

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.


Additional Information:  More information on the post can be obtained by contacting Naiomi Thomson, [email protected] or by phoning 01382 456012.

An Application form and Job Description/Person Spec can be obtained by e-mailing [email protected] quoting post title and reference number.

Completed applications should be returned direct by e-mail/post/by hand to Ronnie Ritchie, Tayside Council on Alcohol, The Wishart, 50 Constable Street, Dundee DD4 6AD Telephone: 01382 456012, [email protected]. Registered Charity Number SC006511

Please note closing date for receipt of applications is Monday 12th July 9am.

Applicants must note that Interviews for this post will be held on 28th and 29th July.

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