Support Worker Housing, Support Worker Language
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Job Title: Support Worker Housing, Support Worker Language
Vacancies: 2 no
Salary: £20,572 - £23,167
Full-Time: 35 hours
This is an exciting opportunity to join a unique service which supports refugees and more recently the Afghanistan programmes to resettle in Worcestershire.
The UK resettlement programme supports individuals and families for up to five years, who have been displaced which is delivered in partnership with the Home Office and United Nations Higher Commission for Refugees. We work to empower, advocate for, and educate refugees in our care as they learn to build new lives in the UK.
We are now also supporting the Afghan Relocation Assistance Policy (ARAP) scheme, supporting the relocation of current and former locally employed staff by Her Majesties Government who were assessed to be at serious risk.
This role involves holistic support for people of all ages, who have arrived in the UK as part of the UK Resettlement Scheme, Afghan Citizens Resettlement Scheme or Afghan Relocation and Assistance Policy.
As we anticipate the continuation of refugee resettlement, we are looking for two Support Workers, one with a specialism in housing and one who is fluent Pashto/Dari.
This is a role that requires flexibility in both the working week and at weekends especially when we are preparing for arrivals.
Successfully candidates need to be able to demonstrate the ability to work in a changing environment with flexibility, creativity, and a positive approach.
Managing a diverse caseload who could be placed across a wide geographical area in Worcestershire your support will be at different points in their UK induction and integration and so will need varying levels of guidance and assistance. You will work with individuals and families to create a long-term support plan tailored to their needs. You will develop pathways for integration over a 5-year period, prioritising the empowerment and independence of those in our service.
Proven experience of developing strong links and working relationships with other professional agencies, community-based services, and, in some instances, volunteers, working collaboratively on the support needs of children, young people, and their families, particularly where there are concerns for their integration, education, employment, health, housing or welfare. This might include participating in, organising, and/or potentially leading multi-agency meetings.
For an informal discussion about this post please contact Natasha White, Operations Manager on firstname.lastname@example.org or please refer to the Job Description and Person Specification for more details of this role.
In return, you can look forward to:
• 25 days’ annual leave, plus bank holidays
• 35-hour working week, with flexible working, including remote working opportunities
• Career Average Pension
• Childcare vouchers
• Flexitime Scheme
• Commitment to ongoing professional development and training.
• Excellent opportunities for career progression
We are inclusive – this is really important to us and we are proud to be a Disability Confident Employer.
Disability Confident is helping us recruit and retain great people to meet our workforce needs.
If you have a disability and require reasonable adjustments, please let us know.
Please find the Job Description and Person Specification attached.
Please write your submission with consideration for the essential and desirable criteria on the Person Specification. This should include examples why you should be considered; the experience, skills and knowledge that you would bring to the post.
Application Closing Date: Sunday 17th October 2021
Anticipated Interview Date: to be confirmed