Family Support Coordinator

Job: Family Support Co-ordinator Job: Family Support Co-ordinator

Job Title:  Family Support Coordinator


Job: Family Support Co-ordinatorBlanchardstown Local Drugs & Alcohol Task Force offices.

Working relationships with:

Local Family Support Groups, Community Based Drug Initiatives, Statutory, Voluntary and Community Organisations.


  1. To co-ordinate, support and develop all aspects of Family Support services throughout the Dublin 15 area;
  2. To facilitate the development of an integrated system of Family Support services and Groups, such that all families affected by drugs or alcohol misuse receive appropriate support;
  3. To plan, organise, develop and implement an overall strategy for family support in Dublin 15 taking account of all relevant stakeholders in conjunction with the services and families of Dublin 15
  4. To ensure highest ethical and professional standards of care and good practice are delivered in a safe environment; promoting the the use of evidence based interventions (i.e. The 5-Step Method/CRAFT)
  5. To work with family support groups in developing their facilitation skills, group planning, activities, respite and training
  6. To support and coordinate the Local Drugs & Alcohol Task Force in identifying and establishing new family support groups
  7. To deliver evidence-based Family Support programmes such as Parenting Under Pressure as appropriate.
  8. To liaise with and foster good relationships with the relevant agencies/local communities.
  9. To develop and implement management information systems appropriate to the service or group
  10. To link in with the National Family Support Network to avail of support from the network’s development workers, keep abreast with network events, training and campaigns.
  11. To support and ensure that Family Support Groups operate within the good practice guidelines and quality standards in family support.
  12. To develop and maintain a facilitator peer supervision network.
  13. To organise and or deliver in-service training for BLDATF and the Family Support
  14. To identify and source channels of funding, including the preparing and submission of applications on behalf of family support groups.
  15. To prepare, produce and present work plans and reports for the Local Drugs and Alcohol Taskforce and the management committee of the position.

Essential requirements:

  1. 3rd level qualification in direct family support work or in a related field
  2. 3 years+ frontline paid experience working with families affected by substance misuse
  3.  Open and innovative approach to work
  4. Experience of inter-agency working in a similar setting
  5. Excellent knowledge of broad range of evidence based interventions in family support
  6. Experience in care plan development and formal assessment
  7. Full car Driver’s license & access to car
  8. Excellent communication skills & team work
  9. Proven record of working to a client centred non-judgmental ethos


  1. Training/accreditation in 5 Step, CRAFT & similar interventions
  2. Knowledge of family programmes such as Triple P, SFP, parenting plus etc
  3. Experience of group facilitation
  4. Experience of training delivery & workshop planning

Send your application and curriculum vitae

by email to:

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or by snail mail to:

Jim Doherty


Blanchardstown Local Drug & Alcohol Task Force,



Dublin 15




01-824 9590

Probation and more:

This post is a permanent post and is subject to completing 12 months satisfactory probation.

35 hours per week

Salary of €44,000 pa

Last modified onWednesday, 11 October 2017 14:16

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