Home-based
Birmingham, West Midlands
£23,000 per year pro-rata
Permanent, Part-time, 21 hours per week
Job description

This is an opportunity to support people fleeing persecution just because of who they are and love.

There are about 2,000 LGBTI people claiming asylum in the UK every year because of their sexuality, gender identity or intersex status.  When they come to the UK they are still not safe.  They are often abused in refugee accommodation by other refugees who come from the same or similar countries to the one they are escaping; they become homeless and depressed; and they are rejected by their ethnic community and live in poverty.

The job involves meeting with LGBTI asylum seekers on a regular basis to establish their suitability to access Micro Rainbow’s housing and socio-economic inclusion programmes.  It also involves supporting them while they live in Micro Rainbow’s safe houses and to access the services they need (healthcare, counselling, etc.).  The ideal candidate is passionate about equality and has the ability to connect and empathise with vulnerable people whilst maintaining strict professional boundaries.

The tasks below are delivered online/on the phone from home and at Micro Rainbow safe houses in the West Midlands when appropriate.

Refreshed on: 01 February 2021
Closed date: 18 February 2021
Tags: Support Worker, Housing Management

The client requests no contact from agencies or media sales.