Family Practitioner (Maternity Cover) South London

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Closing date: Monday 18 September 2023
Location: South London
Hours: 37 hours per week
Salary: £33,500 per annum
Contract: Fixed Term maternity cover
Interview date: Week beginning 25 September

Job Title:  Family Practitioner

Reports to: Families First Programme Manager

FTE: Full Time – 37 hours per week. Maternity Cover (Fixed Term 12 months)

Location: South London region

Salary: £33,500 p.a.


Are you interested in working for an organisation making a real difference to the lives of young blind and partially sighted people?

Here at the Royal Society for Blind Children we believe that every blind young person should have the chance to live life without limits. Our values of Trust, Energy, Ambition, and Motivation underpin everything we do, and by giving young people the essential skills to take control of their life, they can unleash their true potential.


We are seeking a Family Practitioner (maternity cover) who will support families with vision impaired children and young people to develop improved wellbeing, resilience, and coping strategies. This post will cover the South London region so whilst not necessary,  being a car driver with access to your own vehicle could be an advantage.


The Family Practitioners work within a family first ethos and provide therapeutic input for the person with the visual impairment and their support network. This may be supporting a family around the time of a life- changing diagnosis or providing direct clinical input at various points in the person’s life. A key part of the role will also be to work with other professionals and services e.g. ECLOs, QTVI’s SENCOs, disability services, local authorities, and CAMHS to support provision that is already in place or could be accessed.

The work is varied and will allow you to draw on a wide range of therapeutic and engagement skills including assessment, formulation, intervention, liaison and evaluation.

You will have regular supervision with the Clinical Lead for the service and liaise with other professionals and maintain links with the networks in your area.

Experience of working therapeutically with families is required.


In return we offer a competitive range of benefits including a generous annual leave allowance of 27 days (rising to 28 days after 3 years’ service) + bank holidays, Employee Assistance Programme, Perkbox, flexible working opportunities, 3% contribution towards pension, and season ticket loan. We are a welcoming, diverse and inclusive workforce and are a Disability Confident Employer. We also hold the Investors in People Silver Award.

For further details on the role, please refer to the Job Description and Person Specification.

Please apply by emailing your CV and a supporting statement which details how you meet the requirements of the role and person spec to


Closing date: 18 September, 9am

Interview: Week beginning 25 September


To apply you will need to have the right to work in the UK


The Society is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Therefore, all posts are subject to an Enhanced Disclosure check from the Disclosure and Barring Service and 2 satisfactory professional references. Registered Charity No.307892

For further information about this vacancy and details of how to apply, please visit the Royal Society for Blind Children website:

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