Functional Family Therapy (FFT) Workers

Job Title: Functional Family Therapy (FFT) Workers
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Suffolk
Salary: £33,222 - £49,969
Job Published: February 08, 2019 14:03

Job Description

We are seeking experienced and professionally qualified staff (social work, mental health nursing, psychology) to join a new Functional Family Therapy Service in Suffolk as FFT Workers, with the opportunity to move to a FFT supervisor role after one year (having the required/ appropriate qualification of a trained and experienced family therapist or clinical psychologist). 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 the end of your training. This is an outcomes-based contract for children 11-17 at risk of care entry (using a social impact bond structure) therefore the service is expected to deliver outcomes for young people and their families where care placement or custody are likely. You will join a new team of 6 FFT workers covering Suffolk and embedded into the Social Care Teams in Ipswich, Lowestoft and Bury St Edmunds. Working with FFT UK you will follow a structured development pathway of continuous professional development in FFT and family therapy practice. You will achieve fidelity to the therapeutic model through consultation, coaching and training supported by the Team Manager and FFT Consultant. You will take referrals from Suffolk Social Care, YOS and Early Help and establish effective working relationships with Social Care and partner agencies in service of the achievement of outcomes for families. You will be comfortable working with the FFT model which will make the best of your other therapeutic skills in engaging families and creating sustainable changes with them. You will take an outcome focussed approach with good sensitivity to dynamic risk, child protection, interagency working and complexity.  Secondment from Suffolk County Council will be considered if you have a professional qualification and some training / experience in a therapeutic model such as CBT or DBT. Psychologists with 2-3 years post qualification experience can be appointed on an 8a equivalent scale.

As a relatively new company Family Psychology Mutual CIC offers a rewarding and exciting career for experienced clinicians who are interested in delivering evidence-based interventions. Our company portfolio now includes Multi Systemic Therapy, Multi Systemic Therapy for Problem Sexual Behaviour, Functional Family Therapy and Functional Family Therapy Child Welfare. This will be our second FFT service and links will be established with our London service. 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.  

This is a County based service but this post is likely to be based in the East of the County. With our new staff coming into post and having completed their initial training the pathway to mobilisation is almost complete. You will be joining at a great time as the team is forming and beginning to establish itself in Suffolk

We support flexible 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 Brigitte Squire Clinical Director on 07787 105445 or Sarah Reeves FFT Programme Manager 07914 670260.

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

Closing Date: 9am on 4th March

Interview Dates: 12th March in Suffolk