London, Greater London
SE8, London
£20,000 per year, pro-rata + NI + 4% pension contribution
Permanent, Part-time
Job description

We are looking for a  part-time (14 hrs/week) Project Worker who will share the job with the current worker who is doing 10.5 hrs/week.

This project aims to support unaccompanied refugee and migrant children including their parents regularise their immigration status, apply for asylum, access welfare, secure accommodation, gain employment and or access training and education.

You should have experience working with/for children and young people (CYP). You should be comfortable in talking to them, encouraging them to join World Café events and Community Care and Housing Rights training courses you will be organising and to be delivered by Youth Legal You. You should also link the young people with our Advisers or externally if internal support is not available to help them with their immigration, housing, welfare, education and or employment issues. Partnership and networking is important in your role and you should be proactive in contacting voluntary and community organisations, youth groups as well as statutory agencies supporting young people. You will facilitate the Young Migrant Forum we recently established and should ensure that young people participate and benefit from this platform. Furthermore, we would like you to have experience or some knowledge in developing policies and in working within the Youth Quality Mark context.

You will be based in Lewisham and you will be working closely with other teams within LRMN. Ideally you should have experience of working with the voluntary sector and children and young people particularly from refugee and migrant background.

LRMN is a thriving organisation, operating in London but focusing in south and southeast London boroughs. We deliver frontline services but we also lead/ participate on campaigns and policy work.

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Posted on: 05 February 2020
Closed date: 01 March 2020
Tags: Advocacy, Support Worker

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