This is an exciting opportunity to join our dedicated team in Brent as a Senior Youth Caseworker on a fixed term contract working with young male asylum seekers who are in initial accommodation in contingency hotels.
The Senior Youth Caseworker will be responsible for providing intensive 1-to-1 practical and emotional support to young male refugees and asylum seekers (18 to 25 years old), supporting them to access their full statutory rights and entitlements including to social services support, health care and legal advice. The caseworker will manage their own caseload and work closely with the Youth Welfare Officer and Service Manager to provide holistic wellbeing support to young people, and to monitor and evaluate the service.
We are a value-based, passionate and committed organisation offering a friendly working environment. The role will require a mix of home-based, office based and hotel/activity-based work. It will suit an empathetic, experienced, dedicated organised professional who thrives when supporting young people to make a real difference in their lives.
Young Roots recognises the positive value of diversity, promotes equality and challenges discrimination. We value the differences that a diverse workforce brings and are committed to inclusivity, and to employing and supporting a diverse workforce. We welcome and encourage applications from people of all backgrounds, and particularly welcome BAME candidates and those with lived experience of migration and the asylum system. Our selection procedures ensure that people are treated on the basis of their relevant merits, experience, skills and abilities. Young Roots is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and vulnerable adults. Successful applicants will be required to undertake a criminal record check via the Disclosure and Barring Service.
To apply, please complete the attached forms and visit our website for further information on where to send your application.
Closing date for applications: Monday 25th October
Interviews: Tuesday 2nd November