Helping families heal
Who we’re looking for
At Family Futures our staff are our best asset. We recruit people who have a passion for working with people and are experts in what they do.
We look for people who want to be part of a service that is innovative, creative and constantly striving to do better. If this sounds like you and you want to join our team to deliver this service, we’d love to hear from you.
See our current opportunities here
What we’re about
We are a small, not-for-profit organisation but our work has a huge impact on the lives of the children and families we work with. Recognising our staff give their best, we offer great Employee benefits, an inquiring learning culture and a strong sense of togetherness.
See what our staff say about working here.
We celebrate birthdays and achievements and we meet regularly to share information and ideas, with training and a bring-a-dish lunch being an important part of our monthly team meetings. Recognising that our work here can be demanding, we encourage the health and wellbeing of our staff with free yoga, sessions in mindfulness and somatic experiencing and free daily lunch.
This is just a glimpse of what we offer and why we think Family Futures is a great place to work.
Could you join our team?
Family Futures is an adoption and adoption support agency awarded an outstanding rating by OFSTED in 2018 for our third consecutive inspection. We have a reputation for innovation and offering a high quality service – an integrated multi-disciplinary assessment, treatment and family finding service for traumatised adopted and fostered children.
We are looking to recruit a Permanency Service Team Leader who will be responsible for continuing to develop and support our Adoption Service, i-Adopt and for developing our exciting new, therapeutic fostering service, We-Foster. We are looking for an energetic experienced manager with a background in permanency services who could take over, in a phased transition, the management of our permanency service. Ideally applicants would have experience of both fostering and adoption. However, as Family Futures has long term experience in adoption it is more essential that the Permanency Team Leader brings experience and knowledge of fostering and is willing to build their knowledge and experience of adoption.
This role will be an exciting and challenging position working closely in collaboration with the Permanency Services Manager and managing a small team of social workers. Based on our NPP model, We-Foster will provide a service that is child-centred and develops the skills of foster carers to therapeutically support the needs of the children placed in their care.
Family Futures offers high levels of high-quality supervision and professional development training. We also offer a nurturing environment for staff to work in as we recognise that this is a stressful area of work. Further information about our post placement multidisciplinary assessment and therapy services and professional training programme can be found on our website https://www.familyfutures.co.uk/.
Family Futures is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff to share this commitment. We are an equal opportunities employer. The organisation follows safer recruitment practices to protect children and adults at risk of harm, and will require the successful applicant to undertake an enhanced DBS disclosure.
Should you wish to discuss the role further at an Expression of Interest meeting please contact, HR at email@example.com or call 020 7354 4161 to arrange a meeting with Sue Hughes our Permanency Services Manager.
Salary: £40, 000 – £45, 000 per annum
This is a full-time permanent position – 37.5 hours per week
Expressions of Interest – Clinical Psychologist
Family Futures is a Community Interest Company, an adoption support agency, and is regarded as a national centre of excellence in the field of developmental trauma and attachment. We have developed and evaluated a holistic treatment model for developmentally traumatised children and their families, Neuro-physiological Psychotherapy (NPP), which takes a multi-disciplinary and neuro-sequential approach to intervention. The assessment and treatment service work with adoptive, foster and special-guardian and at-risk families, to provide treatment that combines the latest developments in research, theory and practice. We have been awarded an Outstanding rating by OFSTED in 2018 for our third consecutive inspection.
We are looking to recruit a Clinical Psychologist at ‘Senior’ level, which requires two years’ experience of work in a related field. The candidate will have experience of working in a multi-disciplinary team with traumatised children who are fostered, adopted or in special guardianship placements. The key role of the psychologist in the team would be to conduct assessments and therapeutic interventions with families affected by developmental trauma. Providing consultation and training and participating in research projects are also likely to be aspects of the role.
The ideal candidate will:
- have an understanding of Family Futures NPP approach to the treatment of developmentally traumatised children
- be parent-positive and child friendly
- have an interest in working integratively and using body based approaches and the arts
- enjoy working as part of a multi-disciplinary team
This role will be an exciting and challenging position working closely in collaboration with other psychologists and the wider team. Family Futures offers high-quality supervision and professional development training.
We also offer a nurturing environment for staff to work in as we recognise that this is a stressful area of work. Further information about our post placement multidisciplinary assessment and therapy service, family finding service and professional training programme can be found on our website pages.
Should you wish to discuss the role further at an Expression of Interest meeting please contact, HR at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 020 7354 4161 to arrange a meeting with Rachel van Schaick our Clinical Specialist/ Psychology lead.
Salary: £35 – 40k for Senior Clinical Psychologists
This is a full-time permanent position – 37.5 hours per week.