Northamptonshire
20 Hours £13,135.20
Contract, Fixed Term - 1 Year, Part-time
Job description

We are looking to recruit a 20 Hour a week Whole Family Support Worker on an initial fixed term 1 year contract to facilitate the PuP  ( Parents under pressure ) project which is an exciting new project for us.

Family Support Link is a service in Northamptonshire, working with both adults and children, that provides free and confidential support to family members, carer’s and loved ones impacted by another’s substance misuse.

We are looking for a compassionate individual that is also highly motivated and enthusiastic. The successful candidate will work alongside a team of support staff to develop, deliver, and facilitate the PuP (Parents under pressure) programme, working closely with local treatment and recovery services and partner agencies.

As Whole Family Support Worker, you will be responsible for developing and trialling of a whole family support service for the organisation to give family members the chance to have mediated support with their substance using loved one, in addition to supporting parents who use substances through a new Parenting under Pressure (PuP) programme.

You will ensure that this is developed in consultation with the drug and alcohol service and other FSL staff, being sensitive to the interests and concerns of those parties. Family members should be involved in supporting you to co-design the service, with representation from as diverse a voice as possible.

Through 1:1 sessions you will utilise the PuP Integrated framework to assess the needs of parents who use substances and provide intensive targeted support to help them improve their emotional regulation and gain confidence in their skills as a parent.

You will regularly review these needs to identify positive change and gaps in service. You will also utilise group sessions and observe parent-child sessions where appropriate. You will ensure that the families play an active role in every step of this process and feel ownership over their involvement in the programme.

You will work closely with other agencies and organisations both internal and external, and act as a referral source for parents, supporting a holistic approach to meeting these needs, enabling them to reach their full potential and achieve. You will build upon these relationships and partnerships.

You will prioritise safeguarding ensuring all concerns are managed in accordance with relevant policies and procedures and that this is documented.

The Whole Family Support Worker will receive PuP training to become a PuP practitioner which will be funded by Family Support Link, the Employee will be expected to agree with and sign a training agreement prior to the training commencing.

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More about Family Support Link

Family Support Link (FSL) is a small charity based in Northamptonshire, which has been providing support for families affected by someone else&... Read more

Posted on: 14 January 2022
Closing date: 31 January 2022
Job ref: PuP
Tags: Support Worker

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