Family Practitioner (Refugees & Asylum Seekers) (Ref.3470)

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

Fixed Term 12 month contract

Three positions available


An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Family Practitioner with previous experience of whole family working, undertaking early help assessments and chairing Team Around the Family meetings to join the Refugee Resettlement Team, based in the DCC Communities Team.

Refugee resettlement plays a key role in the global response to humanitarian crises: it saves lives and offers stability to refugees most in need of protection. These refugees are prioritised for resettlement by the UK government and are brought legally to the UK. Devon has a proud history of providing protection to those who need it, and resettlement enables us to give the opportunity of a new start to those who have been forced to flee their homes.


An Introduction to the role and key responsibilities

Working to the Refugee Resettlement Manager you will be based within bridging hotel in Exeter and East Devon and need to operate in partnership with other agencies (e.g. Job Centre Plus, police, health, Home Office & housing departments) and respond to enquiries from hotel residents, and those supporting them. You will also lead on the completion of an Early Help assessment for each family. You need to be able to work as part of a small team, but also confident in leading on identified projects/activities.


What sorts of skills do you need?

Previous experience of working with families who have multiple and complex needs and a working knowledge of the safeguarding of children and vulnerable adults. You should be empathetic and understanding, but at the same time, persistent, tenacious and assertive. An ability to listen and offer practical solutions, an honest approach, and to support and challenge is needed to enable people to make positive changes in their lives. You will need a flexible approach to working hours, as there is a need to work some evenings and weekends.


Interview Date: 19.09.2022 & 20.09.2022


For an informal discussion please contact with your contact details.


  • 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. More information can be found on ourEquality and Diversity webpages.  
  • 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. 

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Job Details

  • OrganisationDevon County Council
  • Work LocationExeterEast DevonDevon
  • Work Postcode

    EX2 4QD

  • Reference


  • Occupational GroupSocial Care & HealthYouth & CommunityOther

  • Salary Details

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

  • Job TermFixed
  • Appointment TypeFull Time
  • Hours

    37 hours per week

  • Closing Date


  • DBS Check Required