Social Worker for Unaccompanied Asylum Seeking Children & Young People

Location
Birmingham, West Midlands
Salary
£25,694 - £32,164
Posted
10 Jan 2017
Closes
22 Jan 2017
Job Ref
DP/16/24698
Contract Type
Permanent
Working Pattern
Standard
Hours
Full-Time

Social Worker for Unaccompanied Asylum Seeking Children & Young People

£25,694 - £32,164

(Plus a relocation package of up to £6,000.  Terms & conditions will apply)

Working 36.5 hours per week

YOU  MUST BE A QUALIFIED SOCIAL WORKER WHO HAS COMPLETED THEIR ASYE TO APPLY FOR THIS ROLE

The children and young people you will support are extremely vulnerable; and may have experienced traumas most of us would struggle to understand; both in their country of origin and on their journey to the UK. 

Working in partnership with a number of local and national organisations, you will show sensitivity, empathy AND passion to safeguard these children who may have been trafficked into the UK; or may be at risk of other forms of exploitation.

This will also involve liaising with the Home Office to secure their legal status and residency; likewise, you may also be required to undertake specialist assessments such as age assessments. 

With support and training, you will become familiar with legislation, statutory guidance and relevant case law to guide your work, but your social work skills and values will be at the heart of what you do.

Initially and in the main you will be working with children and young people for whom English is not their first language and working with interpreters and other professional in a skilled manner to resonate the needs and voice of each child is a must.

To find out more and/or apply click HERE

Ref:     DP/16/24698

Closing Date:  22nd January 2017

If you have 3 years or more post qualifying experience & are  joining us from another authority; you will receive a recruitment incentive payment of £3,000 (subject to tax and national insurance deductions).

If you stay with one of our frontline teams for two years and remain with us; on your third year, you will receive a retention payment of £2,400, paid quarterly in your pay package.