Young Roots is recruiting a Youth Caseworker in Croydon to support children and young people through the asylum process and advocate on their behalf to enable them to access their full statutory rights and entitlements to education, social services support, housing, health care and legal advice.
They will be responsible for providing intensive 1-to-1 practical and emotional support to young refugees and asylum seekers (11 to 25 years old). The caseworker will manage their own caseload and support the Service Manager with monitoring and evaluation of the service.
This is an exciting opportunity to join our small team of dedicated staff and volunteers supporting young refugees in Croydon.
Hours: Full time – 35 hours per week
Location: Croydon office but with regular travel across London
Deadline: 9am on Wednesday 24th October 2018
Interview date: Wednesday 31st October 2018
Provisional start date: w/b 3rd December 2018
To apply, please download the full job description and person specification, application form, and application guidelines. We recommend you read the guidelines, which contain advice on how to complete our application form, and our Youth Participation Statement, which outlines our commitment to a participatory approach. Please note that we are unable to accept CVs.
Please email completed application forms to firstname.lastname@example.org by the deadline above.
We have no Intern vacancies at the moment.
We have the following ongoing roles that we recruit volunteers for in Brent and Croydon, supporting our work with young 11 to 25 year old refugees and asylum seekers
Groups and Trips Volunteer to assist in running our weekly evening activities (including youth clubs and Football), occasional Saturday trips, and/or occasional week day trips during school holidays.
Volunteer Accompaniers to go with young people to appointments. Appointments will vary but might include going to the GP, solicitors or registering at college. For these roles we are especially looking for friendly, sociable volunteers who will be confident engaging with stressed or anxious young people, are adept at navigating London’s public transport, and are available on weekdays. This role is particularly suited to people with flexible schedules.
Youth Activity Volunteer to help with our youth activities 1 day per week. This is an office-based role that would be supporting the Project Worker with planning our youth activities and trips. It would also involve assisting with administrative tasks. Through this role you will gain experience in planning activities for young refugees and asylum seekers, as well as an understanding of the day-to-day working of a small charity. We are not recruiting for this role at the moment.
Casework Volunteer to support our casework service 1 day per week. This is an office-based role supporting the Caseworker to make onwards referrals, complete grant applications and record information onto our database. It would also involve assisting with administrative tasks. Through this role you will gain experience in supporting young refugees and asylum seekers, as well as an understanding of the day-to-day working of a small charity.
Deadline: Rolling deadline. These positions will remain open until filled.
Interview date: TBC
Safeguarding training: TBC
Please download the job description and person specification for the roles (linked to above), our youth participation statement and application form. We highly recommend you read our application guidelines to see what we’re looking for in applications.
Completed forms should be returned to London@youngroots.org.uk
We have no trustee vacancies at the moment.