We are looking for an energetic destitution worker for a post created to respond to the needs of Praxis clients under the Covid-19 emergency. The postholder will work closely with Praxis reception, advice team, groups staff and volunteer coordinator supporting clients in our waiting list and destitute/at risk of destitution with referrals and signposting to other organizations and well as administering hardship funds. The post holder will need an understanding of rights and limitations facing migrants and people with no recourse to public funds during Covid.
Praxis is a dynamic, award-winning human rights charity supporting migrants in crisis or at-risk, ensuring that their essential human needs are met and that they are able to overcome the barriers they face. We have more than 35 years of experience working with migrant communities, and in 2019 we supported around 2,000 people through expert legal advice, housing and peer support. Our holistic approach supports people away from a point of crisis and destitution towards safety, economic independence, social engagement and greater emotional wellbeing.
At Praxis, we work to build community, challenge exclusion and discrimination, influence policy and improve services. We played a leading role in exposing the Windrush scandal and advocate and campaign for lasting changes to policy and practice to address the root causes of the issues faced by at-risk migrants.
We are an equal opportunity employer and strongly encourage applications from those with lived experience of migration, and from diverse applicants regardless of age, disability, gender reassignment, marital/civil partnership status, race, religion or belief, sex, sexual orientation, or pregnancy/maternity leave status.
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