Home-based
£35,000 - £37,991.63
Permanent, Full-time
Job description

A rare opportunity exists to be part of the first For Baby’s Sake CONNECT team. The For Baby’s Sake programme was launched in 2015. Its innovative, therapeutic, trauma-informed model works with both coparents individually, supporting a recovery framework to overcome the devastating effects of domestic abuse in their relationship. Parents join For Baby’s Sake during pregnancy and may be supported until their baby reaches the age of two.

In response to COVID-19 and built on learning during lockdown, The For Baby’s Sake Trust is launching For Baby’s Sake CONNECT, delivering the same programme remotely, using audio and video technology, and providing the opportunity to reach more families around the country.

As a For Baby’s Sake CONNECT Practitioner, you will acknowledge and explore unresolved and often complex childhood trauma and change harmful patterns of behaviour to develop a home environment where children can flourish. You will 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 the 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.

The For Baby’s Sake CONNECT multi-disciplinary team will consist 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 coparents to understand the impact of their own parenting experiences.

To be part of this exceptional team you must have first-class therapeutic skills, sound knowledge and experience of safeguarding children and adults, infant mental health and a thorough understanding of the dynamics of domestic abuse, attachment and the impact of unresolved trauma.

The positions are on a permanent contract basis and you will be home based. Full details, including the job description, person specification and background briefing information can be found in the relevant attachments.

Occupational Requirement: For Baby’s Sake takes a gender-informed approach to breaking the cycle of domestic abuse, therefore under the Equality Act 2010, Schedule 9 Part 1, we will be recruiting a gender balance of the For Baby’s Sake Practitioners for the team.

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 27th November 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.

Shortlisted candidates will be informed by close of business on Tuesday 1st December 2020 and interview date will be 10th or 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.

Refreshed on: 22 November 2020
Closed date: 27 November 2020
Tags: Practitioner