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Working for Family Psychology Mutual


Family Psychology Mutual work with families and young people who are on the edge of care or custody and therefore may be highly vulnerable and at risk.  Our staff share our commitment to promote and safeguard young people and their families using strength focused, evidence based practice.  If you are interested in joining our team please read our information for applicants and take a look at our vacancies below.  


We are an ambitious and dynamic company with plans for growth and increased diversity of our business interests. We have expanded quickly and believe that there is significant market potential for our services. Our human capital is our greatest asset and we will value and enhance your clinical skills. We offer high quality clinical training in the methodologies we use and a supported environment in which to learn and become competent in FFT. We will support formal training for systemic and family therapy training with part funding of your course and time off for attendance at taught classes. We generally expect you to train in the FFT model first before undertaking additional training but if you have already begun your training we can discuss your pathway with you.


We are  already progressing FFT therapists to become FFT Supervisors and hope to develop FFT Supervisors to become Programme Managers as we build our capacity and develop our clinical teams so we are serious about our investment in you. We are interested in what additional skills, ideas and interests you will bring with you too and where you might help us to develop new services and opportunities.


Family Psychology Mutual offers flexible working and hours with a positive culture and working environment. Staff benefits include an Employee Assistance Programme,  free tea and coffee, cycle to work scheme and childcare vouchers.  We will provide you with good IT, efficient back office administration and software packages to make your life easier.  As an employee owned business we want to and expect to hear your voice about what the company does and where we decide to invest our resources.  We will pay for a meal out at Christmas and bring you to whole service events twice a year so that you can develop peer relationships and contribute to the company.  


Our staff portraits tell their own story about our brilliant staff teams. If you would like to discuss an application further please do give us a call.


FFT-G Redbridge

We are seeking experienced, suitably qualified and motivated staff for our new Functional Family Therapy (Gangs) team to work with us in Redbridge. This is an exciting opportunity to deliver an evidence-based intervention, working with the FFT developers and Family Psychology Mutual, a staff owned company. You will be working with young people at risk of gang involvement and exploitation, usually aged 10-14. The team will be embedded with the Redbridge Family Intervention Team (FIT) where we anticipate close inter-agency collaboration, joint working and the use of shared systems. This is an opportunity to work with a leading authority and a staff-led provider company developing new ways of intervening to protect and support young people and their families with complex needs and challenges.  This is an exciting time to join a new team and to develop your skills within a highly supported environment. There is the opportunity for progression to become a FFT Supervisor in year two with training in the USA.  


No Current Vacancies.



FFT-CW Norfolk

Functional Family Therapy Child Welfare worker (with potential for Supervisor progression) 

We are continuing to expand our successful FFT service in Norfolk.  Therefore we are seeking an experienced and professional individual (social work, mental health nursing, psychology, family therapist) to join an established  Functional Family Therapy Service in Norfolk. The team deliver Functional Family Therapy – Child Welfare (FFT-CW); an adaptation of the manualised FFT model for families in which child abuse and neglect is present. FFT -CW is a licenced, evidence-based programme with a strong track record. This is the second such service in the UK, so this is an exciting development for clinical practice. This is an outcomes-based contract for children 8-16 at risk of care entry (using a social impact bond structure), working to prevent children and young people entering care. We also work with a smaller cohort of young people who have entered care, for whom the service will manage a return home using the FFT-CW intervention. With therapeutic experience and knowledge of  systemic formulations. you may already be on the journey towards accreditation as a family therapist or systemic practitioner (in which case we may help to support your training) or you may already be qualified. You will be joining a highly skilled, motivated team, currently growing, which will eventually comprise 6 Therapists and two Supervisors.  The team has been operational since March 2019 covering the County and is embedded into the Social Care across the region. Working with the FFT UK Consultant, you will follow a structured pathway of continuous professional development in FFT-CW and family therapy practice. You will achieve fidelity to the therapeutic model through consultation, coaching and training supported by the Supervisor and FFT UK Consultant. You will take referrals from Norfolk Children’s Social Care and establish effective working relationships with both Social Care and partner agencies to achieve outcomes for families. If you are seeking an opportunity to make the best of your skills in engaging families and creating sustainable change with them, please apply. You will take an outcome-focussed approach with good sensitivity to dynamic risk, child protection, inter-agency working and clinical complexity.

As well as more recently qualified candidates we are interested in applicants who have aspirations to become an FFT CW Supervisor. Progression to Supervisor is dependent upon achieving fidelity milestones and clinical progression in the FFT CW model in year one. Supervisor training is well supported and requires travel to the USA for an ‘externship programme’ of development. Applicants with existing NHS pension eligibility may be able to retain access to the NHS pension if supervisor status is attained. Relocation support is also offered. 


For informal discussion please contact Beck Dabscheck on 07535 443491. 


Salary:  £32,814 - £46,743

Location:  Norwich and East Norfolk

Hours: 37 Hours 

Contract: Permanent

Closing Date: Monday 23rd March 2020

Interview Dates:  Tuesday 31st March 2020

Job Description

Person Specification

Application Form

Equal Opportunity Form



FFT Suffolk

Business Support Officer

This is an exciting opportunity to run the administration for a small team of Functional Family Therapists who will deliver edge of care services in Suffolk. You will be employed by Family Psychology Mutual CIC, an employee owned company with an expanding portfolio of services which you will become a shareholder of. Our values are important to us so you will want to deliver great outcomes for families as much as we do. Working in collaboration with Suffolk Children's Social Care teams you will be at the centre of the operational business for the service, based in Landmark House, Ipswich. You will be able to use your initiative and be confident in working independently, you will also need to manage work requirements whilst liaising between multiple organisations to meet different deadlines.  You will be supported by the FFT Supervisor locally and FPM Operations Director at our Head office. Work will include checking data bases, taking in referrals, supporting the therapists and delivering a smooth administrative service so that the team is working as efficiently as possible. Your strong administrative skills, good communication abilities and IT literacy will all be used to good effect.

Please note the advertised (£20,094-£23,483) salary is pro rata.

The post is 30 hours per week which can be worked flexibly but Wednesday is an important team day so you will need to be in the office for the whole day.

If you have any questions, please contact Judith Hill on 01480 433815 or Emily on 01473 263076.

Salary:  £20,094 - 23,483

Locations:  Ipswich, Suffolk

Hours: 30 Hours 

Contract: Permanent

Closing Date:  9 am on 20 April 2020

Interview Dates:  24 April 2020 via Zoom

Job Description and Person Specification

Application Form

Equal Opportunity Form


Functional Family Therapy Worker

As we are expanding the FFT service in Suffolk we are seeking 2 experienced and suitably qualified individuals to join our recently established Functional Family Therapy Service in Suffolk as FFT Workers. This is an outcomes based contract for children 11-17 at risk of care entry (using a social impact bond structure) therefore the service is expected to deliver outcomes for young people and their families where care placement or custody are likely. You will join a team of 5 FFT workers covering Suffolk and embedded into the Social Care Teams in Ipswich, Lowestoft and Bury St Edmunds. Secondments from Suffolk County Council will be considered.  This is a County based service but these posts are likely to cover the Ipswich or Lowestoft  area.


We are an ambitious company with plans for growth.  We intend to seek opportunities for career progression for experienced FFT Therapists who have good adherence to the model following training and successful caseworking and outcome achievements. For these staff we may progress to supervisor positions for which additional training and a developmental pathway will be offered.


Salary:  £32,814 - £46,743

Locations:  Ipswich and Lowestoft, Suffolk

Hours: 37 Hours 

Contract: Permanent

Closing Date:  11am 30 March  2020

Interview Dates:  6 April 2020

Job Description

Person Specification

Application Form

Equal Opportunity Form



Positive Families Partnership - London

Positive Families Partnership is a ground breaking programme providing Multi-Systemic Therapy (MST) and Functional Family Therapy (FFT) to families in 8 London Boroughs.  Family Psychology Mutual provides the FFT team in Newham, Tower Hamlets, Bexley, Merton, Sutton and Mitcham. The team consists of 2 Supervisors, 5 FFT Workers and a part-time Business Support Officer to provide administrative support.


No Current Vacancies.


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