Functional Family Therapist
  • Employer: Brighton & Hove City Council
  • Reference: orbis/TP/128304/27209
  • Published: Fri 16/09/2022, 0:00 AM
  • Closing on: Sun 09/10/2022, 0:00 AM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 25 -37
  • Salary: £33486 - £36371
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: Functional Family Therapy Team, Adolescent Services, Regency Road, Brighton

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Functional Family Therapist

Job introduction

Functional Family Therapist: To deliver the Functional Family Therapy Treatment Programme. To work with young people and their families who are at risk of becoming looked after, going into custody, Criminal and Sexual exploitation.

We can now consider applications from candidates who have a Professional Qualification, and either a  Diploma in Systemic Practice OR can demonstrate they have extensive, relevant experience.

 For more information call Joanna Pearse (Team Manager)  07795336373

About the role

Functional Family Therapy is an evidence based manualised systemic therapy.

 It is an assertive outreach model that works with families who professionals may have found hard to engage and where there is a young person.

We are looking for experienced professionals to join our team. You will have a core professional training with at least Diploma level training in Systemic Psychotherapy or significant relevant experience. You will need to have an interest in evidence based interventions and be prepared to learn and implement FFT with fidelity (FFT Training will be provided). You will also need to have good skills in engaging adolescents and working with families where there are high levels of conflict.

The Family First Team is a close supportive team of experienced FFT Therapist.

Although the work can be personally and professionally demanding you will be well supported and have good supervision that will help you develop your skills.

The majority of the work takes place in family’s homes and you will be required to work some evenings.

For more information about the benefits of working at the council, visit Why work for us and for how we can support you during the application process, read this: Supporting your application

Please read our Apply for a job at the council ( pages carefully. They give you all the guidance you need to complete your application as well as information on what will happen after you’ve submitted your application and at interview.

As part of your application, you will need to complete your education and work history and provide answers to some shortlisting questions. Your answers to the shortlisting questions are the most important part of your application as they will be used in the shortlisting process to assess whether you meet the essential requirements for the role that are set out in the person specification and to decide whether you should be offered an interview. Before you start your application, please read our guidance here (Shortlisting questions guidance ( as this gives important advice which will increase your chance of success in the shortlisting process.

Additional information

Your starting salary will be pro rata if the above position is less than 37 hours or term-time only.

Work Permits: We may be able to obtain a Work Permit for this post but this is subject to meeting the requirements of the UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) Points-based Immigration System. Please see for more information on the Skilled Worker Visa.

Part office / part home – hybrid -  We are a workplace that supports flexibility and employee wellbeing in the way we work whilst providing the best service for our customers. Team and service working arrangements are designed to support both employee work life balance and team collaboration. These would be part of your individual working arrangements alongside any personal preference agreed with your manager in advance of joining.

Working arrangements are subject to Government guidance at the time. Your contractual location will be the designated council office for your team and travel to and from your contractual location would be at your own expense.

For more information about our values and the benefits of working at the council, visit Why work for us (

Company information

Encouraging a diverse workforce

Our city is known and loved for its diversity. Not only is the mixture of people, culture and skills vital to the economic and social development of the city, it's what makes Brighton & Hove such a great place to live, work and visit. We are committed to developing and retaining a workforce that is representative of the diverse communities we serve so we welcome applications from individuals from all backgrounds. In order to achieve our aims of proportionate representation, we particularly encourage applicants from a BME or White Other background as well as those who identify as disabled, male or trans.

Find out more about our commitment to being a fair and inclusive place to work where everyone can achieve their potential by reading about our fair and inclusive actions, our anti-racism strategy and the work we are doing to encourage a diverse workforce (

Please note that this post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974, and is subject to a Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) Check.

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