Functional Family Therapy (FFT) Worker

Job Title: Functional Family Therapy (FFT) Worker
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: London
Salary: £39,376 to £53,520 per annum inclusive of Inner London Weighting
Job Published: July 29, 2020 15:06

Job Description

Functional Family Therapy (FFT) Worker – East London (Based in Hackney Wick) 

37 hours per week £39,376 to £53,520 per annum inclusive of Inner London Weighting

Closing date: 12 noon, Monday 17th August 

Interviews: Monday 24th August


We are looking for a suitably qualified professional to join our existing Functional Family Therapy (FFT) team in London. The team has been operational since February 2018 and is achieving good outcomes for young people within an outcome-based contract. 

Positive Families Partnership (PFP) is an innovative 3-year programme providing FFT and Multi-Systemic Therapy (MST) to families in 10 London boroughs. The partnership is made up of an exciting consortium of different provider organisations and a social investor company. You will join the East London team, which covers 5 Boroughs: Haringey, Newham, Tower Hamlets, Barking and Dagenham, and Bexley. The team consists of a full-time supervisor and 3 FFT workers.  Weekly group supervision is held jointly with the South West London FFT team, consisting of one supervisor and 2 FFT workers.

Family Psychology Mutual CIC is a staff-owned social enterprise. Your contribution to the development of the company is both welcomed and valued as we grow and expand our portfolio of evidence-based interventions.  

The role

The FFT worker role is to provide home-based family therapy sessions with young people and their families using the FFT model.  Referrals are made by participating Boroughs for families with young people between the ages of 10 and 17, who are at risk of care or custody because of complex behavioural problems. 

The FFT worker in this post will be required to carry a caseload of 7 families, providing services in family homes or in the community for a period of 8 to 26 weeks.  The FFT worker will be trained, coached and supervised in accordance with the FFT model by the FFT national consultant and the FFT supervisor based in East London.  This post offers considerable practice development opportunities. FFT is a licensed intervention and adherence to the model is quality assured ( 

This position requires out-of-hours and flexible working to meet families when they are available. Appreciation of the local demography and culture will be valuable.  We firmly believe that it makes good business sense to have a workforce representative of the communities we serve and so encourage applications from all sections of the community.

Working environment

The FFT team is located in a Family Action building in Hackney Wick, which is shared with the MST team. Sessions are carried out in the family’s home environment, in the community or remotely.  We have achieved considerable success in delivering therapy remotely during the COVID-19 lockdown and we continue to support homeworking alongside community-based visits, depending on service user need and COVID-19 risk management. Working hours can vary.  Some late evening sessions may be required depending on the availability of families. The post holder will be travelling in their allocated Boroughs for clinical work. The team regularly comes together for group supervision as well as business and professional meetings. 


For an application form and further details, please visit:

For an informal discussion, please contact Brigitte Squire, Clinical Director, on 07787 105 445 or Raphael Cadenhead, FFT Supervisor in East London, on 07930 383 682.