Job Title: Children & Families Specialist Lead
Location: Anawim, Balsall Heath, Birmingham
Schedule 9, Paragraph 1 of the Equality Act 2010 applies
This post is exempted from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974
Fixed-term contract 1 year initially
Grade: SCP 21-28 (dependent upon experience)
Salary: £21,344 - £26,405 per annum
Hours: 37 hours per week
Responsible to: Service Manager for Multiple & Complex Needs

Background to the project: Anawim’s mission is to help women from all backgrounds and communities in and around Birmingham to get the support they deserve. Anawim believes that anyone can find themselves in difficulty or experience trauma – whether that’s living in an abusive relationship, battling addiction, involved in crime or sex work, or simply struggling with day to day life. Anawim seeks to support women who are vulnerable due to poverty, homelessness, abuse, rape, addictions, and may be drawn into prostitution and/or offending as a consequence. Anawim works in close partnership with a number of agencies, including Probation, Social Care, health and education providers, employers, the criminal justice system and the wider community. All staff, whether working in a paid or voluntary capacity, are expected to respect and work to the core values of respecting others, valuing all, and belief in the possibility of a life lived to the full.

Aim: To provide specialist interventions for a minimum of 40 women per year women who have high levels of vulnerability and who are deemed to have multiple or complex needs including those with children under safeguarding plans. Some will be using substances, often to dull the effects of trauma due to sexual exploitation, violence and abuse. These women often require multi-agency working, are often at risk of offending, hospital or mental health admission. To build your specialist knowledge in this area and share learning and resources with the rest of the staff team. To build up contacts with other agencies which support mothers – stay & Play, specialist midwives, baby massage, playgroups etc. around the city. Build this into a resource of information for all staff to use outlining child care options, after adoption support, navigating Children’s services & family court.

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Description & Person Specification and an Application Pack.
Previous applicants need not apply.
Closing date for expressions of interest: 5pm on Tuesday 18th May 2021
Interview date: Wednesday 26th May 2021