Swindon Borough Council has received funding from the Department of Health and Social Care and the Department for Work and Pensions' Children of Alcohol Dependent Parents Innovation Fund to deliver an ambitious project which aims to improve identification of alcohol dependent parents and their children, increase referrals to alcohol treatment and increase numbers of children and families accessing support.
The project is working with a number of community organisations and schools to develop training and toolkits for those working with children and families of alcohol dependent parents. Adfam’s main partner in the project, is Turning Point. Adfam’s role is to deliver and develop peer support for parents affected by someone else’s problematic drinking.
We wish to recruit a Family Support Co-ordinator to work within the project delivery team in Swindon. The successful candidate will have a strong track record of experience and skills in community development, managing volunteers, training, and in engaging with and supporting families.
Key delivery areas:
Support the training of family members to become peer supporters across the Borough, working with a broad range of partners across the voluntary and statutory sectors, including alcohol treatment, social care, health, and education.
Work with local organisations providing family support or working with those with addiction to develop partnership working across the region, build capacity of support to families via peer mentors and identify gaps in provision for children and families.
To deliver community events in partnership with local services; this will include planning and delivering events for families and children and will require hands-on experience of delivering such a programme
To plan, organise and deliver consultation events with parents
Work with parents to co-produce materials and resources for use in the Peer Support environments
Develop new referral pathways with services working with, or coming across, families affected by problematic drinking
Coordinating data collection, and maintaining up to date information
Reporting to the project manager and public health leads in Swindon