Tom’s previous roles have included working in a supported accommodation environment and also as a Team Leader in a Tier-3 structured day care centre. Tom is a qualified NLP practitioner and has NVQ’s in Health & Social Care, Team Leading and Management as well as certificates in Counselling. He is currently pursuing further studies in Management and aims to develop his practice further through additional studies in Dual Diagnosis.
Ricky is the Deputy Manager at Oasis Bradford and is also a husband and a father. He has ten years’ experience in the substance misuse field – working in both the Bradford and Lancashire area.
Ricky’s role includes the day to day supervision of the staff at Oasis Bradford to support Clients through their treatment using a holistic approach. Ricky has a compassionate attitude towards the client and is attentive to both the clients and the staff’s needs. He has a charismatic persona which enables people to approach him with any issues or concerns that they have.
Ricky has a number of NVQ’s, last one being, NVQ Level 5 Apprenticeship in Leadership & Management. He also has a level 3 in counselling skills and has completed a number of short courses with an emphasis on therapeutic, one to one engagement/ group work.
Marva is a registered general nurse working in the field of addictions for the past 14 years. Prior to working for Oasis UKAT, Marva worked for a rehab centre in Antigua. She became a CARN (certified addictions registered nurse in 2012) with the INTNSA (International Nurses Society on Addictions).
Marva is also trained in auricular acupuncture for addictions and has been certified by the college of auricular acupuncture in London. Marva’s goal is to become certified as a mental health nurse due to seeing mental health issues frequently co-occurring with drug and alcohol addiction.
Cecilia has been a Registered Mental Health Nurse BSc since 2004. Previously, Cecilia worked in the same NHS Trust in London for approximately 12 years. She Obtained a PGCert in Dual Diagnosis in 2007; promoted to Deputy Ward Manager in an Acute Ward and remained in that role for six years.
She joined the Crisis Team (CRHTT) in 2013; worked in Bed Management Team whilst in CRHTT. She joined Oasis in in February 2018. Cecilia’s desire is to develop her skills and knowledge in the treatment of client with substance misuse.
Jennifer has been a registered general nurse for 19 years. She previously did geriatric nursing so has lots of experience in caring for others. Jennifer joined us in June 2018 and is gaining more experience every day in the Substance Misuse Field.
Richard joined our centre in 2021 as a qualified Person-Centred Counsellor who has had over four years’ experience counselling in addiction recovery settings. He has had seven years’ experience in a broad range of psychological wellbeing practices.
Richard has a master’s degree in ‘Interdisciplinary Psychology’, a bachelor’s degree in ‘Counselling and Psychology in Community Settings’ and a Diploma in ‘Person-Centred Counselling’.
Richard has Dyslexia and Dyspraxia as well as having caring responsibilities for his mothers from a young age, he is no stranger to care settings and is motivated by a heart to help people who are suffering.
Sarah has been working in the Substance Misuse Field for over four years. Sarah started working for Oasis Recovery in December 2013 and has worked her way up from Support Worker to Recovery Coach.
Sarah qualified as a Social Worker in July 2013 which involved different placement experience including; a Learning Mentor in a Primary School, a Mental Health Support Worker in a Mental Health Hostel and a Support Worker for a Community Drug and Alcohol Team.
Sarah has also completed her ASYE in regards to her Social Work Qualification and Person Centred Counselling Training.
Since he joined the army 24 years ago, Ian has been in catering. He catered for Royalty, VIPs, and staff on different ships and shore bases. Ian has City and Guilds qualification Level 1 and 2, Level 3 in Food Management Certificate, and also an Intermediate Level Apprenticeship in Customer Service.
Ian has catered for clients in the substance misuse field for five years in different settings.
Carol has worked for Oasis for 2 1/2 years as a support worker, she has an NVQ in Health and Social Care as well as an NVQ in Working with Children and Young People. Her previous roles include working with different charities as a Befriender to young carers, supporting and encouraging the young carer to build their confidence and self-esteem.
She feels her training combined with her own life experiences as a parent and grandparent equips her with the necessary tools and skills.
After many wasted years in addiction Kevin determined to put his experiences to positive use in helping others in their quest for recovery.
Kevin has NVQ,s in Health and Social Care,Mental Health Awareness and Peer Mentoring.
Katie has come from supporting addiction in her family. Katie is not from an addiction background herself but has a passion to work in substance misuse after supporting family and helping to raise a family members children. Katie came to oasis as a volunteer before becoming a support worker. Katie has since then been given the opportunity to complete an NVQ level 3 in Health and Social Care which she is currently working towards.
Claire started working at Oasis Bradford in September 2019 taking the role of the Housekeeper at our centre. Once an opportunity occurred for her within the centre to do some voluntary work to become a Support Worker, she completed 6 months of training and then started a part-time role where she learned and gained skills within this new role.
Claire is now now a full-time Support Worker which she shares that she enjoys so much and is looking forward to continuing to give people the support they need.