Charity number 220949
Could you work on a project which specifically supports reunited refugee families in the area?
We have a great opportunity for Project coordinators to join our Refugee Support and Restoring Family Links team.
As part of the Refugee Support and Restoring Family Links team, the Project Coordinator will be responsible for developing, coordinating and delivering the Family Reunion Integration Service (FRIS) project for refugee families in the area and will undertake a range of duties designed to develop, maintain and promote the service.
As one of eight areas delivering the Family Reunion Integration Service, there is a responsibility to link, collaborate and share with peers, particularly in "twinned" areas working on the same connectedness lens
We've got an opening...
We are looking for someone who will work as part of a team comprising five members of staff: a Youth Service Manager, three Casework Co-ordinators and a Groupwork Co-ordinator.
The Casework Coordinator's role is to ensure effective casework support is provided to asylum seekers and refugees. This includes responding to crisis issues including safeguarding and child protection concerns and ensuring effective advocacy, casework support and a clear system of referrals with partner organisations is maintained.
We need someone who will be able to develop client work plans in order to mitigate the impact of crisis, and improve resilience and wellbeing. The Casework Coordinator will prioritise people demonstrating vulnerability factors, leading on non-standard casework in close consultation with Service Managers. In this role you will lead a team of volunteer caseworkers and interpreters, wherever appropriate, ensuring that volunteers feel supported and clients receive the highest quality of service.
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The Youth Service is funded by the European Commission as part of the ESIRAS Programme - a programme working across seven European national societies to assist refugees and asylum seekers in social integration and access to employment. Our service works largely with young people aged 16-25 who are, or have been, in the asylum system. We offer an intensive Lifeskills programme, group activities to build employability skills and individual support to young people to access education, volunteering and employment opportunities.
Significant numbers of the people we assist are survivors of torture or trafficking and many are dealing with mental ill-health. Many of the young people we support are separated from their families, or are in families who are experiencing difficulties. Some of the young people may be children who have been excluded from children's services because they have been unable to prove their age.
The Young Refugee Casework Coordinator will provide casework support to young people who require additional support to engage with our activities. We aim to enable young people to understand their rights and engage with the processes that affect them. This includes work in the asylum process, asylum support, housing, health service and education. The co-ordinator will also assist with other ESIRAS programme activities: employability skills assessments, assisting young people to take up volunteering roles and co-ordinating workshops aiming to build self-employment skills.
This role might be for you if...
You're passionate, experienced, and brilliant. You've worked with refugees and asylum seekers in the past and you care about the cause.
You know your stuff. You have a good awareness of asylum support entitlements and processes.
You're a great communicator. You've got the ability to present complex and sensitive information in a clear and precise fashion.
You're cool, calm, and collected. You can work in a pressurised environment and deal with urgent tasks in a calm and professional manner.