We are recruiting three additional practitioners to deliver For Baby’s Sake in the well-established Hertfordshire team, which we are pleased to be expanding to cover the whole County. The additional posts will mostly cover the west of the County. The posts are based at Meadway Court, Stevenage but with flexible working arrangements, including the potential to start and/or finish the working day at home and the use of other touchdown points across the County.
For Baby’s Sake is an innovative, therapeutic, trauma-informed programme. We work with both co-parents individually, 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-focussed 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.
There must be a current pregnancy to harness change motivations, a desire on behalf of both parents to coparent their unborn baby (although they do not have to be in a relationship) and we can work with the families up until the baby reaches the age of 2. The significance of this two-year timescale is evidenced in all recent child development research.
You will have the opportunity to support the continued evolution of For Baby’s Sake whilst ensuring fidelity to the programme and sustaining the ethos and values of The For Baby’s Sake Trust.
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.
The positions are full-time on a permanent contract. Secondments will be considered. Full details, including the job description, person specification and background briefing information can be found here. Whilst we work in a non-gendered way, we do look for gender balance in our recruitment of practitioners.
To apply, please submit your CV (with the details of two references) and a supporting statement of no more than two sides of A4 clarifying how you meet the person specification by email to firstname.lastname@example.org by midday on Wednesday 1st September. 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 Thursday 2nd September 2021 and interview dates will be Tuesday 7th or Wednesday 8th September 2021.
For an opportunity to discuss this vacancy informally, please contact either:
Judith Rees, Director of Operations, The For Baby’s Sake Trust at email@example.com
07718247663 or Brenda Evans, Therapeutic Lead & Hertfordshire Team Manager at
firstname.lastname@example.org on 07702538068
Further information about The For Baby’s Sake Trust can also be found at www.forbabyssake.org.uk