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Family Development Worker (*Female) Family Development Worker (**Male)

Salary: £30,000 FTE
Hours: 30 hours over 4 days pw (including some evening and weekend work)
This role is a fixed term contract until the end of March 2020.
Based in Hastings but travel throughout the county will be a requirement.
You should be available to start by 1 June 2019 at the latest.
Who we are:
For 21 years Oasis Project (Oasis) has delivered services for women with drug and alcohol problems and children affected by drug use in the family. We are an innovative, creative and forward thinking organisation, which aims to empower women, children and young people affected by substance misuse.  We give help and hope to women and children affected by drug and alcohol problems.  
About the role:
We have been commissioned by the Department of Work and Pensions  to  develop an understanding of the impact of inter-parental conflict on children and young people as part of a whole family approach.   This will include developing and delivering evidence based practice and supporting partner agencies to deliver sustainable interventions that improve outcomes for children, young people and their families.  The work will build on the outcome of the Troubled Families 2 programme, 
You will need to have attended the Parents as Partners training in order to carry out the role.  The training will take place on ….
What you will do:
These posts will promote and lead on the operational aspect of the inter-parental conflict agenda.  The roles will build on work already completed to address issues for families facing inter-parental conflict.  You will be responsible for co-ordination of the inter-parental conflict agenda to extend that approach to ensure key partners are promoting and delivering evidence based interventions in line with targets agreed with Troubled Families Unit.  /The work will have a high profile and will receive a high level of scrutiny both nationally and locally.
You will have :
•    Have a Social Work Qualification or Nursing ( RMN,RGN) or a related degree level qualification, or the proven ability and experience to clearly demonstrate the skills and knowledge equivalent to such standard
•    Experience and an accredited (qualification) in an evidence based parental conflict programme/or parenting programme/s   
•    Excellent IT skills and confidence at using MS office (including word, excel, outlook and powerpoint) 
You will be able to demonstrate:
•    Substantial experience of working within children’s services and have experience of working with family assessment and evaluation processes
•    A proven track record of working collaboratively in a multi-disciplinary team and participating in multi-agency relationship building and working
•    Knowledge and understanding of the national agenda regarding inter-parental conflict policy
•    Demonstrable experience of safeguarding children and vulnerable adults legislation and processes, respecting each person’s right to confidentiality 
•    A proven track record of direct work with parents and carers in order to achieve positive changes and outcomes for families
•    Experience of delivering parenting/inter-parental conflict interventions
•    Evidence of developing and delivering training and coaching 
•    Excellent people leadership skills 
•    An innovative approach to working with parents/carers to achieve agreed targets with an ability to take an assertive, persistent approach 
•    A resilient attitude and work in a way that is reflective, adaptable and non-judgemental while adhering to professional boundaries at all times
•    An understanding of substance misuse and the impact it has on families
•    An openness to ongoing learning and professional development
What we offer:
•    Generous holiday entitlement
•    Excellent training and development opportunities
Oasis  is committed to equal opportunities 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.   
For a full job description, person specification and application pack, 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 the role, please contact Jo-Anne Welsh on 01273 696970.
Closing date for applications is 5 pm on Friday 26th April 2019.
Interviews will take place on Friday 3rd May in Brighton/Hastings?
Application is by application form only, please do not send a CV as this will not be accepted as an application.
* 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
** This post is only open to male applicants as being male is deemed to be a genuine occupational requirement under Schedule 9, Paragraph 1 of the Equality Act 2010

Hours: 
30 hours over 4 days pw
Organisation: 
Oasis Project (Oasis)
Location: 
Based in Hastings
Deadline: 
Friday, April 26, 2019

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