Greater London
£31,392 per year
Contract, Full-time
Job description



SALARY: £31,392

HOURS: Full time (35 hours per week) - 1 year initial contract

LOCATION: At present, all Young Roots staff are working from home. Outside of a lockdown period, this role will be based in our Brent office with a regular presence in the Initial Accomodation Centre and associated venues.


This is an exciting opportunity for an experienced youth worker with energy, compassion and resilience to make a real change to the life chances of young men in the UK asylum system. As part of Young Roots’ Brent team, the Youth Welfare Officer (YWO) will work to support young men and promote their well-being in initial asylum accommodation in the area.

The Youth Welfare Officer will be responsible for supporting young men 18-25 years, from the Initial Accommodation Centre (IAC) through to dispersal accommodation, helping them to access a range of social, emotional and practical support while they navigate the complex and challenging processes of the UK asylum system. The YWO will act as a consistent and stable point of contact for young men, responsible for making initial contact; resolving immediate issues where possible; building trust; accompanying, referring and signposting to appropriate services and activities; ensuring that their safety and wellbeing are paramount.


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.

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Refreshed on: 06 February 2021
Closed date: 16 February 2021
Job ref: YWO-01-21
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