Functional Family Therapist
Location: Stirling and Clackmannanshire
Job Type: Fixed Term 2 years
Salary - £33,500 Per Annum
Hours: Full Time, 37 Hours Per Week
How does Action for Children work?
Action for Children does what's right, does what's needed and does what works for children across the UK. Every year, our team changes the lives of 370,000 children, young people and their families - but for every child who needs help to get help, there's plenty more to do. That's where you come in.
What does the Service provide?
Keeping families who are experiencing difficulties safely together is a vital part of our work. As a Functional Family Therapist you'll be working in our Functional Family Therapy Team covering Stirlingshire and Clackmannanshire. The Functional Family Therapy Team will provide weekly one-hour, home-based family therapy sessions to clients and will utilise the Functional Family Therapy model with families with teenagers at risk of care or custody between the ages of 11 and 18.
Therapists will be required to carry a caseload of around 10, providing services anywhere from 12 to 20 weeks but always in strict accordance with the programme manual issued by Functional Family Therapy Inc. in Seattle. This position requires flexibility in hours to meet families when they are available.
The Functional Family Therapy Team will provide weekly one-hour, home-based family therapy sessions to clients and will utilise the Functional Family Therapy model with families with teenagers at risk of care or custody between the ages of 11 and 18.
You will work towards the agreed goals of the commissioned service whilst providing effective and supportive line management and weekly supervision to a team of Functional Family Therapists.
How you will make a difference:
By meeting families where they are and working with them to achieve positive change
By being flexible and innovative in your approach
By learning and adhering to the FFT model to ensure a consistently high quality Service is offered
By developing strong relationships with other agencies to ensure families get the best chance of success
What you will need:
A Degree or relevant professional qualification in Family Therapy, Social Work, or equivalent qualification is required.
Appropriate registration where relevant.
Further requirements include: A proven track record of working effectively and flexibly with families, an ability to work independently and as part of a team, excellent interpersonal and communication skills and a willingness and enthusiasm to learn and deliver in line with a proven evidence-based model.
Tell me the difference I will make:
You'll significantly improve young people's lives:
By effectively assessing the needs of families and responding to them.
By working collaboratively with families to achieve positive outcomes.
By listening to children, young people and families.
By working in an integrated way as part of a dynamic multidisciplinary team. The Rewards:
When you work with us, we'll recognise your efforts:
By paying you a competitive salary and a generous paid holiday allowance- minimum 29 days plus public/bank holidays with the opportunity to buy/sell up to 5 days leave
By supporting your work/life balance
By supporting you and welcoming new additions to your family - flexible maternity, paternity and adoption packages
By giving you a pension - we have a contribution scheme that matches a maximum of 7% employee and 7% employer contributions which includes a death in service benefit.
By providing excellent learning and development opportunities and all the support you need to thrive.
By giving you access to discounts at hundreds of retailers This is a fantastic opportunity to make a real difference to vulnerable children's lives and to build a fulfilling and meaningful long term career with a leading UK children's charity.
Action for Children is committed to safer recruitment practices, designed to protect the welfare of the children and young people using our services.
Please note that the interviews are planned for Fri 29th November, please keep your calendar free!
If you are interested, please get in touch with Anne Marie Wilson on (phone number removed) or email
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