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.
See our current opportunities here.
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.
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?
Senior Practitioner Adoption Social Worker
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 offer a high quality service – an integrated multi-disciplinary, assessment, treatment and family-finding service for children who are traumatised or have attachment difficulties.
Family Futures Adoption Service is unique in that it is a multi-disciplinary team approach to parent assessment and child placement. We specialise in placing children who are three years of age or older. We are able to offer a robust multi-disciplinary post placement support package which is informed by attachment and trauma based research and theory. The assessing social worker throughout the assessment and placement process, co-works with other disciplines to ensure a holistic assessment and post placement programme that addresses developmental trauma and the challenges that parents face.
We are looking to recruit a Senior Practitioner Social Worker for i-Adopt, our Adoption Service. We are looking for someone:
- who has three years post qualifying experience as a social worker with some experience in the field of adoption
- who is parent-positive and child friendly
- who wishes to develop their therapeutic skills in working with parents and families
- who would enjoy working as part of an integrated team.
This is an exciting and challenging role and a wonderful opportunity for someone who wants to be part of a team of professionals who are helping place traumatised children based on the most recent neuro-scientific research evidence.
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 safe recruitment practices to protect children and adults at risk of harm, and will require the successful applicant to undertake an Enhanced DBS disclosure.
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 apply, please email Deborah Prosper: email@example.com or call 020 7354 4161 for an application pack.
Salary: £35, 000 – £40,000 per annum
This is a one year full-time contract – 37.5 hours per week with the possibility of a full time role at the end of the period.
Closing date for applications is midnight Sunday 20th January 2019 with interviews scheduled to take place on Wednesday 30th January 2019.