Position:  Children and Young People’s Practitioner


Changing Pathways (formerly Basildon Women’s Aid) is a domestic abuse charity that supports individuals and their children experiencing or fleeing domestic abuse across Basildon, Brentwood, Castle Point, Rochford and Thurrock.

Changing Pathways continually seeks new ways to advocate for those who are currently or have previously experienced interpersonal violence, stalking and harassment. We are involved in campaigning work and as an affiliated member of national Women’s Aid Federation of England, we work to the national best practice standards set.

Changing Pathways is committed to breaking the cycle and impact of domestic abuse, and as such, we will only accept applications from candidates who share our vision and have a feminist perspective to eliminate the unequal positioning of those experiencing domestic abuse.

Available positions:

Children and Young People’s Practitioner (Thurrock)

Children and Young People’s Practitioner – Parenting Lead (Basildon)

We are seeking two dynamic and skilled practitioners to work in our specialist service providing support and interventions to children and young people who have experience of domestic abuse in their family life. The ability to relate to children of all ages and their mothers in a refuge environment is essential. We are seeking individuals who strive to achieve the best outcomes for our children and young people, helping them to recover from their experiences and live fulfilling lives.

Reports to: Children and Young People’s Manager

Hours: 37.5 hours per week with the post holder participating in an out of hours on-call service. There is an expectation that the post holder will be willing to work flexibly to meet the needs of the service, including evenings and weekends.

The Thurrock post is offered on a fixed term basis until 31 December 2020 and the Basildon post is offered on a fixed term basis for 12 months (extension subject to funding).

Salary: £21,962 per annum

Benefits include 25 days’ holiday per annum, training opportunities and a workplace pension.

To apply please complete the application form at the bottom of this page, demonstrating how you meet the requirements of the role  and send to paula.brown@changingpathways.org

For an informal discussion of the role please contact Natasha Jean-Louis on 01268 581 591

Applications should be received no later than 9am on Tuesday 2nd January 2018.

Interviews to be held, week commencing 8 January 2018.

Changing Pathways is committed to equality and diversity and welcomes applications from all sections of the community. The post will be subject to an enhanced DBS check and is open to women only (*Exempt under the Equality Act 2010 Schedule 9, Part 1).

For information in alternative formats (for example, in braille, large print or an electronic format), please email welcome@changingpathways.org

1. Organisational Info for Applicants
2. DBS Policy Statement
3. Recruitment of Ex-Offenders Policy
4. Application Form Guidance
5. Application Form
6. Applicant E&D Form
R001 CYP Practitioner Basildon
R002 CYP Practitioner Thurrock