Family Practitioner (Ref.2771)

  • Multiple Locations
  • Part Time
  • £24,432 - £27,514

An exciting opportunity has arisen to join the Regional Adoption Agency, Adopt South West in the role of Family Practitioner. You will be based in the Somerset area joining a team of Family Practitioners within the Adoption Support area of service. Your key role will be to support children and adopters, concentrating on attachment based working models. You will also be expected to contribute towards assessments; support the identification of appropriate plans to meet assessed needs and outcomes. This will require a level of autonomy and a basic understanding of the adoption and legal process.


Family Practitioners have a crucial role in establishing and maintaining high quality relationships with service users across the region. You will be expected to establish and maintain a network of contacts across the region and within Local Authorities and to attend and participate in meetings as appropriate, including statutory reviews.


You will need to be an excellent communicator, assertive and confident. You will be required to keep up to date and accurate electronic records of case work with individual families and liaise with the Team Manager and other staff and agencies as required.


You will attend training/preparation events, information evenings and clinics where adopters and children are provided with additional support, advice and information. You will also provide support to birth families and assist in the management and support of direct and indirect contact.


You will receive monthly supervision, appropriate training and excellent peer and team support to enable you to fulfil your role.


This role requires the ability to fulfil all spoken aspects of the role with confidence and fluency in English. The role may include travelling distances within the South West Region to attend meetings and home visits in line with Government COVID-19 procedures.


What we can offer you

Working for Devon County Council has all the benefits that you can expect from a large employer. In return for the vital contribution that you make, we offer:

  • 24.5 days annual leave per year (rising with length of service) plus Bank Holidays
  • Membership of the Local Government Pension Scheme - more information can be found on the Peninsula Pensions website
  • Access to our confidential Employee Assistance Programme – available 24/7 to support you with personal and work life
  • Flexible working opportunities, including home-working (subject to the needs of the role)
  • Discounts from local and high street retailers through the Devon Discounts scheme


We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and vulnerable adults and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.


DCC embraces the positive benefits of a diverse workforce and is committed to providing an environment that is inclusive and safe. We welcome applications from people who share our commitment to stop discrimination, challenge inequality and promote diversity across Devon.


The Council offers flexible working arrangements in terms of when and where people work e.g. hybrid working, part-time, condensed hours etc.


This role requires the ability to fulfil all spoken aspects of the role with confidence and fluency in English.

Personal data we collect from you will be processed in accordance with the Applicant privacy notice.

Happy to Talk Flexible Working.


For more information about Working for Devon please visit our Working for Devon page.


This role requires a DBS disclosure.


Personal data we collect from you will be processed in accordance with the Job Applicants Privacy Notice


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Job Details

  • Organisation
  • Work LocationSomersetDevon
  • Reference


  • Occupational GroupSocial Care & Health

  • Salary Details

    £24,432 - £27,514

  • Job TermFixed
  • Appointment TypePart Time
  • Hours


  • Closing Date


  • DBS Check Required