Family Practitioner, South Wales
Closing date: Monday 11 December 2023
Location: South Wales
Hours: 37.5 hours per week
Salary: £33,500 per annum
Contract: Fixed term, 12 months
Interview date: w/b 18 December
Job Title: Family Practitioner – South Wales
Reports to: Families First Programme Manager
FTE: 37 hours per week, Full time. Fixed term contract. Maternity cover (12 months)
Location: Home based/South Wales
Salary: £33,500 per annum
RSBC believes that every blind young person should have the chance to live life without limits. We are seeking a full time Family Practitioner who will support families with vision impaired children and young people to develop improved wellbeing, resilience, and coping strategies. This post will cover South Wales.
The ability to be flexible with your approach to hours and being a car driver with access to your own vehicle will be an advantage.
You’ll be part of a remote England and Wales wide Family Practitioner team, who work closely together to draw on each other’s skills and experience to ensure families receive the best service from RSBC. The team link together to run online groups that further support the work.
The main purpose of this role is to:
- To establish and maintain a case load of families with vision impaired children aged 0 to 25 who identify themselves as needing support.
- To undertake family assessments to identify specific areas of need; to identify and deliver appropriate interventions that will promote children’s development and emotional wellbeing in collaboration with family members and make and support onward referrals as required.
- To ensure that service delivery meets the high standard that RSBC sets, with pre agreed performance indicators.
The ideal candidate will ideally have a qualification that demonstrates the ability to establish a trusting and open relationship with families and CYP. You’ll be experienced in providing emotional wellbeing support with families directly, and have knowledge of child development, particularly Early Years – from experience or qualification. You’ll know about family systems/systemic practice – from experience or qualification as well as knowledge and practical experience of using family centred interventions in collaboration with families. We’d like you to have excellent interpersonal skills, and a strong teamwork ethic to fit in with our friendly and knowledgeable team of Family Practitioners.
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, access to 24/7 GP, mental health care and dental advice via apps if member of pension scheme, 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Closing date: Monday 11 December
Interview: week beginning 18 December 2023
There may be a 2nd interview if required
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: https://www.rsbc.org.uk/work-for-us/