Functional Family Therapy Child Welfare (FFT-CW) Worker

Job Title: Functional Family Therapy Child Welfare (FFT-CW) Worker
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Norfolk
Salary: £32,814 - £46,743
Job Published: January 27, 2020 14:37

Job Description

Functional Family Therapy Child Welfare (FFT-CW) Worker

Hours: 37 hours

Location: Norwich/ East and North Norfolk, Norfolk

Salary £32,814 - £46,743

We are seeking 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 therapy 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 will be joining a current team of 5 therapists.  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. Working with the FFT UK Consultant, you will follow a structured pathway of continuous professional development in FFT-CW and family therapy practice. You will achieve fidelity to the therapeutic model through consultation, coaching and training supported by the Supervisor and FFT UK Consultant. 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.

Please note, there is potential to progress to Supervisor in this role. A relocation package is also available.

Family Psychology Mutual CIC offers a rewarding career for experienced clinicians who are interested in delivering evidence-based interventions. Our company portfolio now includes Functional Family Therapy and Functional Family Therapy Child Welfare. The service will develop links with our FFT services in Suffolk and in London. All staff hold an equal share in the company and so we are all owners of the business. Employee ownership supports the company’s values with employees represented on the board as Directors.  We support flexible working and mobile working. As a staff owned social enterprise our staff are our greatest asset, we will invest in you and in your career development so that you are well placed to develop your clinical practice. We offer a stakeholder pension and an attractive set of benefits and a competitive salary.  For more information please call Beck Dabscheck, Team Manager on 07535 443491 or Brigitte Squire Clinical Director on 07787 105445.

Please see our website for a full job description and application form.

Closing Date: Wednesday 12 February 2020

Interview Dates: Thursday 20 February 2020