For Baby’s Sake Hertfordshire Team Manager
A rare opportunity exists to manage the Hertfordshire team delivering For Baby’s Sake, an innovative, therapeutic, trauma-informed, programme working with both co-parents individually and supporting a recovery framework to overcome the devastating effects of domestic abuse in their relationship.
We acknowledge and explore unresolved and often complex childhood trauma and change harmful patterns of behaviour to develop a home environment where children can flourish. We adopt an attachment focused parenting approach that enhances the opportunity for children to feel safe and secure, with parents who are emotionally available and attuned to all their needs. Robust safeguarding and risk management policies intrinsically underpin our approach.
You will have the opportunity to support the continued evolution of For Baby’s Sake whilst ensuring fidelity to the For Baby’s Sake programme and sustaining the ethos and values of The For Baby’s Sake Trust. Parents join For Baby’s Sake during pregnancy and may be supported until their baby reaches the age of two.
The well-established multi-disciplinary team consists of highly trained, therapeutic practitioners capable of establishing and maintaining meaningful, trusting relationships that consistently guarantee engagement and crucially provide the framework for the deeper, therapeutic exploration that allows co-parents to understand the impact of their own parenting experiences.
To lead this exceptional team, you must be capable of ensuring fidelity to the therapeutic nature of support and possess the skills to offer regular, restorative supervision. The role demands first-class management skills and experience of managing a community-based specialist team, expertise in safeguarding children and adults, infant mental health, a thorough understanding of the dynamics of domestic abuse, attachment and unresolved trauma and, preferably, a therapy/counselling qualification at Diploma level.
This position is full time on a permanent contract. Full details, including the job description, person specification and background briefing information can be found in the relevant attachments.
To apply, please submit your CV (with the details of 2 references) and a supporting statement of no more than 2 sides of A4 clarifying how you meet the person specification by email by midday on Friday 4th December 2020. Please also complete and submit the equal opportunities monitoring form – this is confidential and voluntary and will not form part of the selection process.
Interview date will be Thursday 10th or Friday 11th December 2020.
For an opportunity to discuss this vacancy informally or for further information about The For Baby’s Sake Trust, please contact Judith Rees as detailed on our website.