Functional Family Therapy (Gangs) Worker (maternity cover)

Job Title: Functional Family Therapy (Gangs) Worker (maternity cover)
Contract Type: Contract
Location: London
Salary: £36,992 - £55,562
Job Published: May 04, 2020 11:01

Job Description

Functional Family Therapy (Gangs) Worker (maternity cover)

Clinical Psychologist, Social Worker, Mental Health Nurse, Family Therapist, Counselling or Forensic Psychologist (£36,992 - £55,562 FPM scale includes outer London weighting)

Maternity leave cover from 1 July 2020 for 12 months. 

Family Psychology Mutual is funded by the Youth Endowment Fund (YEF) to trial Functional Family Therapy (Gangs) in collaboration with the London Borough of Redbridge. This is the first team to be established outside of the USA. Successful projects may receive further funding beyond the initial grant period offered by the YEF (currently to September 2021), depending on the evaluation outcomes, or it may become locally funded. 

An experienced, suitably qualified and motivated person is required to join our Functional Family Therapy (Gangs) team in Redbridge in a maternity cover capacity. This is an exciting opportunity to deliver an evidence-based intervention, working with the FFT developers and Family Psychology Mutual, a staff owned company. You will be working with young people at risk of gang involvement and exploitation, usually aged 10-14. The team will be embedded with the Redbridge Family Intervention Team (FIT) where we anticipate close interagency collaboration, joint working and the use of shared systems. This is an opportunity to work with a leading authority and a staff-led provider company developing new ways of intervening to protect and support young people and their families with complex needs and challenges. The work will largely take place in young people’s homes (when Covid-19 restrictions are lifted and this is deemed safe. In the interim, we are working virtually with families) and so the roles will require considerable flexibility of approach and the careful management of risks.  

You may already have systemic experience or training but will be trained in the FFT G clinical model and supported through clinical consultation and a defined training plan. Any prior experience working within the FFT model is highly desirable. There will be opportunities to learn from our existing FFT sites in London, Norfolk and Suffolk. You will be highly orientated towards partnership working and alert to the risks and contextual safeguarding issues which gang involvement poses. The project is subject to an independent evaluation led by Greenwich University

This is an exciting opportunity to develop experience of a clinical adaptation and to use systemic skills to create and sustain change for young people and their families. You will have a clear desire to work in partnership with statutory and non-statutory agencies. Your commitment to young people will be clear as you strive for engagement with some of London’s harder to reach young people. 

At the end of the maternity cover, there may be the opportunity to join our FFT teams in London, Norfolk or Suffolk. FPM has an expanding portfolio of work and we consider there to be  opportunities for further services to be developed in the future.

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

Closing date – noon Monday 25 May 2020

Interview (virtual) - TBC

For an informal discussion please contact Beck Dabscheck, Team Manager on 07535 443491 or Brigitte Squire, Clinical Director on 07787 105445.