For Baby’s Sake Practitioner- working primarily with fathers
We are recruiting a male practitioner, working primarily with fathers, to deliver 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. Parents join For Baby’s Sake during pregnancy and may be supported until their baby reaches the age of two.
In delivering For Baby’s Sake, 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.
This post is recruiting to the well-established London Three Boroughs team, working across the boroughs of Westminster, Kensington & Chelsea and Hammersmith & Fulham. The post is based at Queen’s Park Children Centre but will be home-based during COVID-19 restrictions.
The For Baby’s Sake 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 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.
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.
Occupational Requirement: For Baby’s Sake takes a gender-informed approach to breaking the cycle of domestic abuse. Many of the fathers will need to work with a male For Baby’s Sake Practitioner in order to derive the full value of the therapeutic relationship and address the individual, family and societal factors related to the domestic abuse. At least half of the For Baby’s Sake Practitioners in the team working primarily with men need to be male, in order to secure the required capacity. Therefore, under the Equality Act 2010, Schedule 9 Part 1, it is a General Occupational Requirement for this post to be restricted to men only.
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 Monday 30th 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 14th 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.