Family Futures is an adoption and adoption support agency awarded an outstanding rating by OFSTED in 2018 for our third consecutive inspection. We have a reputation for innovation and offering a high quality service. Family Futures offers an integrated multi-disciplinary assessment, treatment and family finding service for traumatised adopted and fostered children.

We are recruiting an Agency Medical Advisor whose primary role is to evaluate medical information about prospective adopters and foster carers and give a view to the adoption/fostering assessment team about applicants’ health needs that will inform the decision about their suitability as adopters or foster carers for traumatised children.

The Medical Advisor would be an active member of the adoption and fostering panels, although this does not require attendance at every panel meeting. Our panel currently meets 3 to 4 times a year, and it is anticipated that is likely to increase to six to eight times per year. We recruit parents and carers for children with complex needs. We are looking for somebody who is interested in in this field of work and who is a Registrar, a Consultant or GP.

Depending on the interests of the successful applicant, there is scope for the role to be expanded into providing consultation to staff and parents about health concerns and conditions of the children and parents who attend the therapy service. Family Futures has an active caseload of 60 – 70 children receiving an integrated multi-disciplinary assessment and treatment service. This population of children have experienced trauma, neglect and abuse in infancy which has an ongoing developmental impact which needs to be assessed and treated.

An emerging area of interest in our work is the impact of trauma in infancy on the development of the endocrine system and we would like to explore and research this further, possibly with the support of the Medical Advisor, if this was an area of interest.

Family Futures is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff to share this commitment. We are an equal opportunities employer. The organisation follows safe recruitment practices to protect children and adults at risk of harm, and will require the successful applicant to undertake an enhanced DBS disclosure.

Salary: Negotiable

For an application pack please email Simran Saini, HR Administrator, on [email protected] 

If you would like to know more please call 020 7354 4161 to speak to our Assessment Services & Permanency Services Director, Sue Hughes.

Closing date for applications is midnight Sunday 12 July with interviews on Friday 14 August.