Functional Family Therapy Child Welfare (FFT-CW) Worker
Hours: 37 hours
Salary: £33,470 – 47,678
We are continuing to expand our successful Functional Family Therapy service in Norfolk. Therefore we are seeking a final team member who is an experienced and professional individual (social work, mental health nursing, psychology) to join a Functional Family Therapy Service in Norfolk. The team deliver Functional Family Therapy – Child Welfare (FFT-CW); an adaptation of the FFT model for families in which there is child abuse and neglect present. It is a licenced, evidence-based programme with a strong track record.
This is the second such service in the UK, so this is an exciting development for clinical practice. This is an outcomes-based contract for children 8-18 at risk of care entry (using a social impact bond structure), working to prevent children and young people entering care. We also work with a smaller cohort of young people who have entered care, for whom the service will manage a return home using the FFT-CW intervention.
With significant family work experience, you may already be on the journey towards accreditation as a family therapist or systemic practitioner (in which case we may help to support your training) or you may already be qualified. You may also be trained in another therapeutic model but seek to expand your knowledge to systemic work. You will be joining a current team of 6 therapists from different clinical backgrounds, supervised by a senior mental health clinician, who has been promoted to FFT supervisor in May 2020.
The team has been operational since March 2019 covering the county and is embedded into the Social Care Teams in Kings Lynn, Norwich, Breckland and Great Yarmouth. You will achieve fidelity to the therapeutic model through initial training and continuous consultation, coaching supported by the Supervisor. You will take referrals from Norfolk Social Care and establish effective working relationships with both Social Care and partner agencies to achieve outcomes for families. You will be comfortable working with the FFT-CW model which will make the best of your skills in engaging families and creating sustainable change with them. You will take an outcome-focussed approach with good sensitivity to dynamic risk, child protection, interagency working and complexity. You will become part of an employee owned non-profit organisation, who has become proficient in the implementation of FFT in different parts of the UK and in different adaptations of the model. This allows cross learning and mutual support and potential progression to other roles.
A relocation package is also available.
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Closing date: Midday Monday 7th June 2021
Interview Date: Monday 14th June & Tuesday 15th June 2021