Leicester City Council is the perfect place to take the next step in your career and be part of our journey to develop new ways of working and improve service standards. Not only will you strengthen our team of social work professionals, but you will make a difference and help build a better future for the children in Leicester.


We believe it is important to have a clear vision backed up by strong values. This helps define what we do as service and organisation, and ensures that we all work towards the same goals.


We encourage our employees to work with creativity and drive for the benefit of the people that live and work in our wonderful city. To achieve this, we have committed to five values - confidence, clarity, respectfulness, fairness and accountability.


Throughout your time with Leicester City Council, you will be constantly learning. You will be challenged by your work, be encouraged to try new approaches and supported to maximise your potential. We will support you through regular supervision and invest in providing the resources you need to develop professionally.


If you are passionate and committed to these values and delivering high quality services to the most vulnerable children and young people of Leicester City, then we would welcome an application from you.


Functional Family Therapy Child Welfare Therapist

Location: Halford House


Salary: £37,306 - £40,057 per annum


2 x Full-time, Permanent posts


Leicester is one of the most diverse and multicultural cities in the country. We are committed to continuous improvement and due to ongoing investment our Edge of Care Services are expanding.


Functional Family Therapy Child Welfare (FFT-CW) is a new programme aiming to go live by June. We are seeking to appoint 2 FFT CW Therapists. 


You will be working with those families where there are ongoing child protection concerns and a real and imminent risk of care. Primarily you will work with families with very young children or families where there is ongoing domestic abuse. However you may also work with any case with complex and high risk child protection issues.


FFT-CW works using a range of tools such as behavioural therapy, cognitive behavioural therapy, and family therapy to enable families who often have complex and challenging needs to adopt new choices and behaviours within around 6 months.


Are you hard working, resilient and able to rise to the challenge of this innovative and exciting new approach?


Requirements of the post:


  • Must have a relevant qualification
  • Must have substantial experience of working in a challenging environment dealing with sensitive and complex issues with children and families and the ability to maintain personal resilience
  • Must be aware of the safety risks posed to very young children in the safeguarding arena
  • Must have experience of delivering one or more of the following structured therapies: behavioural therapy, cognitive behavioural therapy, family therapy
  • Must be willing to engage in group clinical supervision
  • Must be able to engage and empathise with families with complex needs


For an informal discussion please contact Sarah Whittle on 0116 4546531


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