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Requalification Caseworker

Brixton, Greater London (Hybrid)
£24,900 - £26,900 per year
Full-time
Permanent

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Job description

AIM OF ROLE:
The aim of the requalification caseworker is to work with clients that apply to our requalification, loan and employment programme. This includes processing loan applications and conducting loan interviews, loan administration, client casework and supporting relationships with professional bodies. You will develop learning plans, attend sector-specific events, network to build a robust toolbox of support for clients, research pathways and offer advice and guidance to prospective clients, current clients and other programmes within RefuAid.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:
● Casework; directly working with clients from loan application to loan repayment - conducting check-ins and supporting clients with re-qualification, loan and other related issues.
● Casework; ensuring clients are well supported and signposting or referring to support services where required.
● Providing guidance and career advice - overlooking CVs, supporting job interview preparation and searches, sending tailored resources, writing references and signposting.
● Meeting clients face to face whether in the office or visiting loan and re-qualification recipients all over the UK - this can be a mixture of London-based and national.
● Researching suitable employment and education pathways - outreaching to professional bodies and employers to ask for sector-specific advice where necessary, creating new relationships with as-of-yet unexplored fields.
● Working with the requalification lead to assess loan applications using a character-based model.
● Processing loans and travel payments to clients.
● Working closely with the loan administrator to ensure a seamless journey from initial application to full repayment - contacting our loan administrators where necessary.
● Supporting relationships with professional bodies.
● Working closely with all other RefuAid programmes to ensure holistic support for clients and supporting a streamlined referral process.
● Ensuring that all information is recorded accurately and that databases remain up to date.
● Attending sector-specific events to raise awareness of our work, and following the strategy to best-support RefuAid’s clients.
● Using initiative to be creative in forging new ways to support clients.

SKILLS, EXPERIENCE AND ATTRIBUTES:
● Good administrative, case management and time management skills.
● Highly organised, an analytical thinker who is diligent with good attention to detail.
● Enthusiastic and proactive in finding new ways to support forcibly displaced people re-enter their professions in the UK.
● Able to forge new relationships with a variety of stakeholders.
● Excellent numeracy and communication skills on the telephone, in writing and in person.
● Active listening skills.
● Good IT skills; specifically, Microsoft Office but additional software programs would be an advantage (SalesForce).
● Ability to manage emotionally challenging situations.
● A commitment to understanding the sensitive nature of our work and communication of our work and values.
● An understanding of cultural sensitivity.
● Interest in the importance of long-term solutions amongst refugee-hosting communities.
● A positive attitude; flexible and adaptable. Able to work well under pressure and use skills and knowledge to think on your feet.
● Collaborative team player who will get involved in whatever needs to be done to achieve the aims of RefuAid.

WHAT WE OFFER:
● A generous time-off allowance
● Perks programme which offers discounted cinema tickets, travel, and retail.
● Flexible working.
● Reimbursement of all meals, travel and accommodation when working away.
● Team socials.
● Salary increases in line with performance reviews.

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RefuAid View profile Company size Size: 11 - 20
Posted on: 22 May 2024
Closing date: 21 June 2024 at 15:26
Tags: Admin, Advice, Information, Project Management, Support Worker

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