Crewe, Cheshire East
£50,000 per year
Permanent, Full-time
Job description

Exciting Job opportunity: we are looking for a Practice Lead!

The National House Project (NHP) takes a ground-breaking approach through its commitment to young people’s ownership to enable young people leaving care to lead independent and fulfilling lives. The approach was co-designed with young people from the start and works on cooperative and social pedagogical principles through a groupwork approach which is supported by adults and young people in and leaving care working together. Using a psychologically informed practice framework young people gain skills, knowledge and the confidence to make their house a home and build a long-term community of support.

The NHP supports Local House Projects to put young people at the centre of the decision-making processes, challenges staff to work with them in an inclusive way and encourages staff to support young people to find the solutions to the challenges they face. The projects achieve improved outcomes for young people, challenge the way that professionals work with young people and enable young people to leave care in a supported and ‘less scary’ way.

To ensure that young people are involved at every level of the organisation, each Local House Project is represented by 2 young people at the Care Leavers National Movement. The Care Leavers National Movement provides a forum to develop practice, share ideas and find solutions to challenges. Two members from this group sit on the Board of Trustees as expert advisors.

As the number of projects increase, we now need to recruit a second Practice Lead. We are looking for someone who is motivated, believes that with the right support care experienced young people can achieve great things and should be at the heart of any decision that affects their future. You will support staff in Local House Projects to create an environment where young people transition to adulthood in a positive and supported way and hence an understanding of child development, social pedagogical approaches and trauma informed care important. You will also work with the Care Leavers National Movement as well as the core NHP team to ensure that young people continue to drive the project at both a local and national level.

You will need to have management or supervisory experience of staff working with young people in groupwork settings and an understanding of the care system. You will have a professional/academic qualification in a related field e.g. Youth Work, Social Work, Education, Health, social pedagogy. Current registration with a professional body is desirable.  

You will be based at the NHP office in Crewe, but you will be expected to travel to Local House Projects and attend meetings across the country on a regular basis.

Interviews will take place on Monday 19th April 2021. Please make sure you are available on this date.

Application is by CV and covering letter via Charity Job. There is no application form. In your letter, please tell us how you meet the person specification which can be found in the attached application pack.

More about The National House Project
The National House Project

Our Vision:

Young people leaving care live independent and fulfilling lives.​​​

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Refreshed on: 29 March 2021
Closed date: 09 April 2021
Tags: Social Care/Development, Social Work

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