Leeds, West Yorkshire
£18,591.08 actual
Job description
Key Worker - Connecting Opportunities

Permanent contract but funding for this post ends on 30 June 2021

£18,591.08 per annum actual salary for 30 hours per week.

Leeds City Region

The Children's Society has been helping children and young people in this country for over 130 years. We run local services that support children when they are at their most vulnerable and in desperate need of help. We're there for children, every step of the way.

Connecting Opportunities works with new migrants to develop their skills and opportunities to find work and be part of the local community. Ten organisations that specialise in working with migrants are offering tailored support, cultural orientation, English language classes and other training across West Yorkshire and part of North Yorkshire (Craven, Harrogate, Selby and York). The project is also creating new local connections, with opportunities for local people to be volunteer mentors and befrienders, and for employers to provide work placements to help people get a foothold in the job market.

Connecting Opportunities is funded by the European Social Fund and the National Lottery Community Fund.

The target groups of vulnerable and marginalised new migrants will be:

-Gypsy Roma

-Refugees (people who have been granted Refugee Status, Humanitarian Protection or Discretionary Leave through the asylum process)

-Asylum seekers with permission to work

-People who have arrived via Family Reunion for refugees

-Isolated family joiners (especially women)

-Separated young people

-Victims of trafficking, forced labour and labour exploitation

-Individuals with little or no English

We are currently looking for a positive and resilient person to join our dynamic, ambitious team.

A key part of this role will be your ability to provide intensive individual and practical support to young refugees and other migrants aged 15 to 21 who are experiencing complex barriers in accessing the labour market

In order to be successful in this role, you must have:

-The ability to listen to others and work in a non-judgemental way.

-Excellent skills in positively communicating with vulnerable young people from diverse backgrounds, working in ways that are empowering and enabling.

-The ability to hold and work through complex caseloads.

-The ability to problem solve and think creatively.

-Highly effective in developing positive working relationships with partner agencies.

The Children's Society runs over 100 local services that help thousands of young people who desperately need our support, and we campaign to get laws and policies changed to make children's lives happier and safer.

Every day we're changing the lives of children in this country for the better - and with your help, tomorrow we can be there for even more.

The Children's Society is committed to safeguarding and protecting the children and young people that we work with. As such, all posts are subject to a safer recruitment process, including the disclosure of criminal records and vetting checks. We ensure that we have a range of policies and procedures in place which promote safeguarding and safer working practices across our services.

Candidates applying for work in our CYP Directorate will be required to complete an “Employment history_template” document prior to interview.

The closing date for applications is midnight on 22nd August 2019

Interviews will be held on the week of 26th August 2019
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Posted on: 15 August 2019
Closed date: 22 August 2019
Job ref: 3559
Tags: Social Care/Development, Support Worker