Refugee Resettlement Support Worker - Waltham Fore...

Recruiter
Single Homeless Project
Location
London
Salary
Competitive
Posted
01 Sep 2017
Expires
19 Sep 2017
Contract Type
Permanent
Refugee Resettlement Support Worker - Waltham Forest Team: Waltham Forest Refugee Resettlement Service Location: Waltham Forest & Lambeth No. of Vacancies: 2 Permanent 37.5 hours per week Starting at GBP21,841.14 rising incrementally to GBP23,530.34 per annum Closing Date: 18/09/2017 Ref: SHP490 Do you believe everyone should have a place to call home and the chance to lead a fulfilling life? SHP is a London-wide charity working to prevent homelessness and help vulnerable and socially excluded people to transform their lives. Each day our staff work with individuals to tackle the underlying causes of homelessness, such as poor mental health or drug and alcohol dependency. From supporting people in crisis to helping them take the final steps towards independence and employment, we make a difference to 7,000 lives every year. In response to the humanitarian crisis caused by conflict in Syria, the government has committed to resettling a number of Syrian Vulnerable Persons (SVPs) in the lifetime of this Parliament and is working with local authorities to achieve its goal. SHP has been commissioned to support the resettlement of SVP's across three London Boroughs, Lambeth, Lewisham and Waltham Forest. Please note whilst the role covers the borough of Waltham Forest, the worker can expect to attend our office in Vauxhall for supervision and to cover office related duties as and when needed. With a strong focus on multi-agency working SHP delivers support to families from the point of arrival in the UK through to successful integration into the local community. The Resettlement Worker will be responsible for meeting the newly arriving families at the airport, orientation of the local area and ensuring that the family is successfully resettled through the creation and delivery of strengths based whole family assessments. An intensive support package will be required, but will taper as households become more integrated into the local community. With a strong focus on employment, the Resettlement Worker will engage with partners in education, health and the Department of Work and Pensions to maximise the opportunities for the newly arriving families. We are looking for candidates who: Are experienced and understanding of the issues involved in working in the community with Families and an ability to support a dispersed caseload. Have the ability to be self motivating, work under pressure and manage time effectively prioritising different areas of work according to need. Have strong networking skills and a proven track record of building positive relationships with internal and external stake holders. Must also be enthusiastic about working with often chaotic & hard to engage clients & be able to achieve fast results. Can demonstrate awareness of the challenges and opportunities faced by asylum seekers/refugees in the UK. Whilst the role covers the borough of Waltham Forest, the worker can expect to attend our office in Vauxhall for supervision and to cover office related duties as and when needed. Please note: for genuine occupational requirement reasons we are looking to appoint someone who can converse and understand Modern Standard Arabic/Levantine Arabic only for this post. Closing date for applications: Monday 18th September 2017, at 10am Interviews will be held: Monday 2nd and Tuesday 3rd October 2017 To apply, please click on the Apply on Website button. SHP is IIP accredited and an equal opportunities employer. SHP's attractive benefits package includes: Highly competitive starting salaries which are amongst the best in the sector A 37.5 hour working week including flexible working hours (core hours are 10am - 4pm) in some services 25 days annual leave, rising to 28 days (plus eight paid Bank Holidays) Paid carers' leave and compassionate leave Sick leave, up to three months full pay then three months half pay A contributory pension scheme to which SHP will pay in the equivalent 5% of your annual salary Generous maternity leave (16 weeks full pay and up to 24 weeks half pay) and four weeks paid paternity leave, depending on length of service Interest free public transport season ticket loan (after six months) Tax exemption for 'cycle to work' scheme, childcare vouchers and payroll giving Comprehensive and integrated training programme designed specifically to develop the skills and knowledge involved in our work Employee Assistance Programme (EAP), available to all staff