We are looking for a post holder to provide one-to-one immigration advice and casework (up to OISC level 2) to Hackney based migrants. The advisor would also provide support around housing and homelessness, benefits, and family and community care law. The advisor will take referrals from Hackney Migrant Centre, the local authority and others in the Borough.
Led by the Project Coordinator, the post holder will be responsible for the delivery of immigration advice and casework to migrants referred by the Local Authority and Hackney Migrant Centre and other organisations. You will need to explore sensitively the options available to migrants to regularise their immigration status and access services and support. Evidence arising from your work will be used to advocate for migrants’ rights.
Due to Covid-19 all our services are currently delivered remotely with a view to a staged return adjusted to evolving circumstances and clients’ needs.
The ideal candidates will have an in-depth knowledge of the issues faced by refugees, asylum seekers and migrants at risk (including EU migrants). They will have a good understanding of the challenges faced by these groups, including destitution and inability to access services due to ‘no recourse to public funds’ status. They will be able to demonstrate excellent communication and interpersonal skills with a range of stakeholders.
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.
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.
To apply, please complete the application form on our website. Please note - we do not accept CVs.
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