We're looking for a great communicator who is highly organised to provide administrative support to the clinical team and liaison with the young people and the network of support around them in order to facilitate their attendance at Baobab.
The role includes facilitating the work of Baobab’s staff and volunteer team by organising clinical and casework sessions and multi-disciplinary meetings with support networks, liaising with referrers, lawyers, foster carers, social workers and key workers and occasionally with the Home Office and Social Services managers. The role also includes administrative management of clinical files, supporting staff to access and manage their notes and filing using the online database, and coordinating the referral and assessment process.
The Baobab Centre works with young asylum seekers and refugees the significant majority of whom arrived in the UK as unaccompanied minors. All have experienced either or both organized and inter-personal violence and most have experienced a very difficult journey into exile in the UK . All experience significant difficulties in the UK in accessing care and destitution, housing education, adequate health care and asylum. All, as a consequence suffer specific and particular vulnerabilities including the cluster of symptoms referred to as complex post- traumatic stress disorder, as a consequence of the interaction of their overwhelming experiences, in their home countries, on their journeys into exile and in exile in the UK. Most also have significant strengths and resiliencies and the capacity to develop new resiliencies. Our aim as an organisation is to address and work through their vulnerabilities and to enable them to access old resiliencies that have been suppressed by their traumatic experiences and to enable them to develop new resiliencies and strengths through participating as fully as they are able in the life of the Baobab Non-Residential Therapeutic Community.
The post-holder will become part of our multi-professional team and the expectation is that s/he will participate fully in the life of the Baobab community.
The client requests no contact from agencies or media sales.