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Greater London (Hybrid)
£32,980 per year, £16,490 pro rata
Permanent, Part-time, 17.5 hours a week, 2.5 days
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Job description

Contract: Permanent, part time

Hours: 17.5 hours per week

Location: London, Brent (hybrid working)

Salary:  £32,980 pro rata £16,490

Closing date: 6 September 2022 at 9am

About the role

Young Roots’ Casework Service provides one-to-one intensive and open-ended support, advice and advocacy to young refugees and asylum seekers. Launched in 2016, the service has quadrupled in response to both volume and complexity of need. You will be part of a growing team of skilled and committed Caseworkers, supporting hundreds of young refugees each year.

As Senior Caseworker, you will be responsible for your own caseload of young people in Brent, some of whom will be part of our contingency accommodation project in Wembley, providing holistic and trauma-informed support; making referrals for mental health support and legal advice as well as to other relevant services; monitoring and reporting progress against milestones and outcomes; and responding to safeguarding concerns.

About you

We would like to hear from you if you have the following:

  • Experience of providing casework support to young refugees and asylum seekers aged 11-25 years  
  • Working knowledge of the UK asylum and social care systems for young refugees and asylum seekers, including Unaccompanied Asylum-Seeking Children and care-leavers  
  • Understanding of the challenges experienced by young refugees and asylum seekers in London  
  • Working knowledge of child protection issues and safeguarding processes  
  • Ability to empathise, communicate and engage effectively with young people in distress  
  • Ability to handle complex, sensitive and confidential information appropriately  

How to Apply

To view the Job Description and Person Specification, please see the link below.

To apply, please submit your CV alongside a personal statement, within our application form (in the Quick apply link below), outlining how you would be a great fit for the role.

Your personal statement should be no more than 2 pages long, answering the following questions:

  1. What is your motivation for working with Young Roots and this role specifically?
  2. What skills and experience can you bring that will enable you to be successful in this role?
  3. How would you take a holistic approach to supporting a young person presenting with multiple complex needs?

Young Roots offers a competitive package, with a generous 28-day annual leave entitlement, flexible working and 5% employer pension contribution (3% employee contribution)

Founded in 2004, Young Roots works with young refugees and asylum seekers aged 11-25, in London, to improve their wellbeing and fulfil their potential. We provide direct services for young people, including youth and sporting activities, one-to-one intensive Casework support, access to therapeutic and legal support, English-language learning and youth leadership. We run parallel services in Croydon and Brent supporting hundreds of young refugees and asylum seekers each year, from 40+ countries, many of whom are unaccompanied.

We have an ambitious strategic plan 2021-2024, framed by our values, which includes our aim to draw on our deep understanding of the challenges young refugees and asylum seekers face to advocate for better systems and policies, both locally and nationally, with and for the young people we support and the wider community of refugees and asylum seekers in the UK.

Young Roots is committed to its responsibilities under safeguarding and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. This post is subject to a satisfactory DBS disclosure, as well as a need for full employment history and up to date employment references.

Young Roots is an equal opportunity employer. People with lived experience of torture or asylum, from Black, Asian and minority ethnic backgrounds, LGBTQIA+ individuals and people with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.

No agencies please.

Application resources
More about Young Roots

We have supported over 8,000 young refugees and asylum seekers since we started in 2004.

We support young refugees to improve their l... Read more

Posted on: 18 August 2022
Closing date: 06 September 2022 at 09:00
Tags: Social Work

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