Family Practitioner (Ref.3348)

  • Devon
  • Full Time
  • £24,432 - £27,514 per annum pro rata (pending the 2022/23 pay award)

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  Plymouth, Devon, Somerset or Torbay regions joining a team of Family Practitioners within the Family Finding, Assessment and Post Adoption Support area of service. Your key role will be to support children, adopters and birth parents 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 Advanced Practitioner 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.

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Job Details

  • OrganisationDevon County Council
  • Work LocationDevon
  • Work Postcode


  • Reference


  • Occupational GroupSocial Care & Health

  • Salary Details

    £24,432 - £27,514 per annum pro rata (pending the 2022/23 pay award)

  • Job TermPermanent
  • Appointment TypeFull Time
  • Hours

    37 Hours Per Week

  • Closing Date


  • DBS Check Required