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Family Practitioner at Oasis Project

Provide key front-line services to proactively deliver high quality substance misuse services that directly meet the needs of women and families. A key understanding of the complex issues facing women substance misusers is needed in order to help empower them to make choices that lead to change. You will develop support packages for families to ensure children get the best start in life. You will drive good practice and support multi-disciplinary teams with their work with families.

Family Practitioner (Female*) - £28,000 per year
Full time (37.5 hours per week Monday to Friday) fixed term position (until 30.9.21)
The role is based in Brighton. It will involve some home working but there will be an expectation that the role will also involve working from the office location (safe working practices adhered to).

Who we are:
For over 24 years Oasis Project (Oasis) has been delivering services for women with drug and alcohol problems and children affected by drug use in the family. We are an innovative organisation aiming to empower women affected by substance misuse. We give help and hope to women and children affected by drug and alcohol problems.

What you will do:
You will develop support packages for families to ensure children get the best start in life. You will drive good practice, support multi-disciplinary teams with their work with families and improve the outcomes for parents and their children, and be able to evaluate the impact of the support.

You will have:
• Social work or nursing (RMN, RGN) qualification or equivalent (this is essential)
• Substantial experience of developing and delivering evidence based family focused services and working with vulnerable families
• Significant experience of working in multi-disciplinary teams being able to build relationships and work together
• An understanding of current issues related to substance misuse and families experiencing problems
• Experience of safeguarding children and vulnerable adults and the legislation surrounding this
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills with competent IT skills
• Resilient attitude and ability to work in a way that is reflective, adaptable and non-judgemental and adheres to professional boundaries at all times;
• Experience of managing a caseload of clients in line with agreed processes;
• A key understanding confidentiality procedures and data protection guidelines;

What we offer:
• Generous holiday entitlement
• We are a Brighton and Hove living wage employer and hold the Investors in People Award
• We are committed to staff training and development
• A focus on well-being and balancing flexible working hours alongside organisational priorities

For a full job description, person specification and application pack for any of these roles please visit our website www.oasisproject.org.uk; or you can email recruitment@oasisproject.org.uk. If you would like to chat to someone about these roles please contact Brandie Bolt on 01273 696970.

Closing date for applications is 9am on 9 April. Interviews will take place week commencing 19 April.

Application is by application form only, please do not send a CV as this will not be accepted as an application. We usually receive a high volume of applications and we advise to apply as early as possible. Should we receive a high level of applications for this post, the vacancy may be closed prior to the stated closing date. Don’t delay to apply. We will update our website with relevant information.

* This post is only open to female applicants as being female is deemed to be a genuine occupational requirement under Schedule 9, Paragraph 1 of the Equality Act 2010.

Oasis is committed to inclusion and diversity and welcomes applications from people with relevant life as well as professional experience, and those with disabilities who are currently under-represented in the organisation. People from Black and Minority Ethnic communities are underrepresented in our organisation and we particularly welcome applications from this group.

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Oasis Project

Deadline for applications

9 Apr 2021



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