Refugee & Migrants Caseworker
Salary: £22,183 per annum pro-rata (Actual salary £12,590)
Part time: 21 hours (3 days) per week
Closing date: 4th April 2022 at 5:00 pm
About the Role
We are looking for a highly motivated individual who has a commitment to supporting empowerment through casework. The caseworker will be responsible for providing intensive one-to-one support and advocacy (including level 1 immigration advice if qualified) to asylum seekers, refugees and other vulnerable migrants in Solihull and the greater Birmingham area offering advice. The caseworker will enable client’s access to healthcare, housing, welfare benefits, education, employment, specialised services and legal provisions in order to reduce destitution, homelessness and isolation. S/he will also coordinate our Afghan Refugees Project and will also be required, on occasions, to assist with any other tasks as required by the charity.
The successful candidate will have experience of working with asylum seekers, refugees and other migrants in a voluntary or staff capacity. They will also have excellent interpersonal and communication skills, including cultural sensitivity and the ability to quickly build positive relationships.
For further details on the role and tasks, please download the Job-description-Caseworker – Part Time
Please submit a single document containing a CV of no more than 2 sides of A4 and a covering letter showing how your experience, skills, knowledge and attitudes match what we are looking for in our person specification to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Deadline: 4th April 2022 at 5:00pm
Interviews will be held shortly afterwards.
We are currently looking for a number of volunteers to support the vital work we do.
Volunteer Befrienders are matched to an individual asylum seeker or refugee. The aim for the volunteer is to support the person they are matched with
- to familiarise themselves with the local area,
- to help them integrate into the local community,
- to gain access to other services and
- to help alleviate the emotional stress caused by past trauma and the present asylum process.
Volunteers must be able to spare two to three hours per week on a flexible basis and some daytime availability is preferred even at weekends. Befriender matches vary in length of time. Volunteers must be able to commit to the role for a minimum of six months, attend regular supervision sessions and attend mandatory training.
We are based in Chelmsley Wood however, volunteers visit the clients in their own home so you must be prepared to travel some distance either by walking, car or public transport.
Homework Club Volunteers
Homework Club Volunteers will assist in running the homework club by helping co-run educational activities for young people and assisting with homework and educational tasks with other volunteers.
Time commitment : The Homework Club runs every Monday from 3.30-6.00pm. You will also be required to commit to regular supervision sessions with the Volunteer Coordinator and attend mandatory training.
Location : Entraide UK, Chelmsley Wood Baptist Church Centre, Hedingham Grove, Chelmsley Wood, Birmingham, B37 7TP.
Volunteer Interpreters support clients seeking advice by facilitating the flow of communication between clients with none/limited English and our advisors and where possible, interpreting written information
Time commitment : Our advisors make appointments during the week and will ask if you are free to support with interpreting. Volunteers will need to commit to regular supervision with the Volunteer Coordinator and attend mandatory training.
Languages needed :
- Arabic French
- Urdu Lingala
- Pashto Tigrinya
- Dari Kurdish
Location : Entraide UK – Chelmsley Wood, Solihull.
Please email email@example.com for further information and an application pack.
Fundraise For Us.
Entraide devote every financial contribution we receive to meet the needs of the people we support. We undertake various projects here in the UK and in Africa all of which require financial and human resources. If you would like to organise a fundraising event to support our work here in the UK or in Africa, please contact us on 01217881087 or by email: firstname.lastname@example.org