Family Practitioner (South West England)

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Closing date: Monday 16 October 2023
Location: South West England/Home based
Hours: 18.5 per week
Salary: £16,750 per annum
Contract: Permanent
Interview date: W.C. 23 October

Job Title:                  Family Practitioner – South West

Reports to:              Families First Programme Manager

FTE:                            18.5 hours per week (0.5FTE)

Location:                 Home based

Salary:                        £16,750 actual (£33,500 FTE) per annum


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.

We are seeking a part time Family Practitioner in the South West who will support families with vision impaired children and young people to develop improved emotional wellbeing, resilience, and coping strategies. This post will cover the south of the region and 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 across England and Wales.

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: on Monday 16th October 2023

Interview: week beginning 23rd October 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:

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