Administrator : Further Information and Application Process


The Family Place is a registered Adoption Support Agency based in Clyro, with offices in Worcester and Devon.  We provide specialist comprehensive assessment and intervention services to adoptive families in a complex and challenging environment.  We also deliver a range of consultation and training programmes. More information is available at  We currently have the following recruitment opportunity:



We need an enthusiastic, energetic and hard-working person to join our excellent administrative team, which is central to the efficient management of the clinical work.  The duties will be varied and some experience of working in a challenging environment with a focus on client confidentiality will be useful. We are looking for someone who is reliable, independent and with an eye for detail. 


Skills and Qualities


This is just a short list of the skills and experience we are looking for:

High level of communication skills by phone and on paper

Emotional maturity and warm interpersonal style

Good IT skills

Proven record in managing confidential material in a rural community context

Very organised and meticulous with detail

Someone who is pragmatic and flexible. Willing to undertake mundane tasks as well as the more complex responsibilities.

Someone able to help us organise and develop systems as the service develops

Someone who will take responsibility for various aspects of the infrastructure which is in place to support the clinical work.  This could include responding to initial referrals from local authorities, developing quotes and therapy plans, reading confidential reports and dealing with commissioners, social workers and vulnerable families in a sensitive and pressurised environment.


Someone who is adept at working as part of a team and working independently.


Able to respond quickly and effectively to demands as they arise.


Flexible working arrangements are available by negotiation. Pay and conditions to be discussed with the successful applicant.


During the recruitment process we ask applicants to disclose any information we may need to be aware of. Successful candidates are subject to enhanced DBS disclosure. Two current references will be required.   


If you feel you have the qualities, skills and experience outlined and would like to apply please email  for further information.  The closing date is midday on Wednesday 23 October. Interviews are scheduled for Tuesday 29 October.

Occupational Therapist working with Children and Families

The Family Place is a registered adoption support agency based in Hay-on-Wye on the England/Wales border. We are looking for an Occupational Therapist with a specialist interest in families, trauma and attachment to join our team. We are interested in hearing from you if you want to work with children and families impacted by developmental trauma.


We provide a specialist comprehensive assessment and intervention service to foster and adoptive families using an integrated team approach, centrally involving carers throughout. Interventions are based on a combination of Theraplay, DDP and Sensory Integration. The work is undertaken in multidisciplinary teams and we have an excellent service culture. The work is challenging so regular supervision, CPD and training are provided.


The specialist role of the Occupational Therapist will be in providing Sensory Integration assessments and appropriate therapeutic interventions for children in accordance with individual assessed need. This role will involve some travel.


Essential Qualifications, Skills and Experience

  • Occupational Therapy degree or equivalent degree level qualification

  • Registered with the Health Care Professions Council (HCPC)

  • Experience of working in a paediatric setting with children with complex needs, including social and emotional difficulties

  • Experience of sensory integration work

  • Experience of writing clinical reports

  • Excellent communication skills, including ability to communicate effectively with children and young people of all ages and abilities

  • Excellent interpersonal skills – including observation, listening and empathy skills


To receive a more detailed job description please contact Sara on or apply with a CV and a covering letter.


The closing date for applications is 30 May 2019. Interviews will take place in June.

The Family Place is a private limited company.  Registered Number:  8666044 England and Wales.  

Registered Office:  Kilvert's School, Clyro, Hay-on-Wye, Hereford HR3 5SB.  

Telephone: 01497 822003.  Email: