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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?

Humans Resources Administrator

Full time: 9am – 5pm, Monday to Friday

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. Family Futures offers an integrated multi-disciplinary assessment, treatment and family finding service for traumatised adopted and fostered children.

We are looking to recruit an enthusiastic HR Administrator with good administration skills to join our small HR & Admin Team.  Reporting to the Operations Manager, you will carry out a range of tasks including maintaining staff HR records, recording staff absence and assisting line managers with the recruitment process.

We are looking for a self-motivated, friendly team player, who has excellent attention to detail, is solution focused and has a ‘can do’ approach to work. You must have the ability to work autonomously, have excellent organisational skills with the ability to multi-task and manage a busy workload. You must also have the ability to communicate effectively and sensitively with people across the organisation. You will have a minimum of 12 months experience in an HR related position and experience of using an HRIS is essential for this role.

This is an ideal role for someone who is passionate about working in the not-for-profit sector.

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 the applicant will be required to have a Criminal Records check.

Salary Scale: £25,000 – £30,000 per annum

Closing date for applications is midnight Sunday 17th March with interviews scheduled to take place on Wednesday 27th March 2019.

For an application pack, please email Donna Toms, HR Assistant, on hr@familyfutures.co.uk or call 020 7354 4161.

Assistant Psychologist

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. Family Futures offers an integrated multi-disciplinary assessment, treatment and family finding service for traumatised adopted and fostered children.

Currently, we have a vacancy for an Assistant Psychologist/Researcher. This is an exciting post that offers opportunities for both clinical work and research. Our previous Assistant Psychologists have gone on to secure places on DClinPsych training courses in London.

The job is full time and will include the following:

  • Upkeep of the database and continuation of the retesting programme
  • Undertaking file searches
  • Involvement in clinical assessment and therapeutic support at an appropriate level
  • Support to consultation, assessment and therapy service
  • Participate in team supervision and training days

For enquiries and further details about the role please contact Dr Rachel van Schaick, Specialist Clinical Psychologist, RachelV@familyfutures.co.uk or Tel 0207 354 4161

For an application pack please contact Donna Toms,  hr@familyfutures.co.uk  or telephone 020 7354 4161

Salary Scale £25,000 – £30,000

Closing date for applications is midnight Sunday 17th March 2019. Interviews scheduled to take place on Tuesday 9th April.

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 Donna Toms:  hr@familyfutures.co.uk or call 020 7354 4161 for an application pack.

Salary: £35, 000 – £40,000 per annum

This is a permanent full-time role – 37.5 hours per week.

Please note the closing date has been extended to midnight Sunday 17th February 2019 with interviews scheduled to take place on Thursday 21st March 2019.

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