Staff

Senior Youth Caseworker – Brent

Salary: £32,334 per year

Time: Fixed term contract ends 30 June 2022, Part-time: 4 days a week
Contract subject to extension

This is an exciting opportunity to join our dedicated team in Brent as a Senior Youth Caseworker on a fixed term contract working with young male asylum seekers who are in initial accommodation in contingency hotels.

The Senior Youth Caseworker will be responsible for providing intensive 1-to-1 practical and emotional support to young male refugees and asylum seekers (18 to 25 years old), supporting them to access their full statutory rights and entitlements including to social services support, health care and legal advice. The caseworker will manage their own caseload and work closely with the Youth Welfare Officer and Service Manager to provide holistic wellbeing support to young people, and to monitor and evaluate the service. 

We are a value-based, passionate and committed organisation offering a friendly working environment.  The role will require a mix of home-based, office based and hotel/activity-based work.  It will suit an empathetic, experienced, dedicated organised professional who thrives when supporting young people to make a real difference in their lives.

To apply, please complete the attached forms and send them to Vikki via vikki@youngroots.org.uk
Closing date for applications: Monday 25th October
Interviews: Tuesday 2nd November

Documents

Job description and Person Specification
Application form
Application Guidelines
Youth Participation Statement

Recruitment Process

Young Roots recognises the positive value of diversity, promotes equality and challenges discrimination. We welcome and encourage applications from people of all backgrounds, and particularly welcome BAME candidates and those with lived experience of migration and the asylum system to apply. Our selection procedures ensure that people are treated on the basis of their relevant merits, experience, skills and abilities.


Young Roots is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and vulnerable adults. Successful applicants will be required to undertake a criminal record check via the Disclosure and Barring Service. A criminal record will not automatically prevent you from being considered for this role.

Recruitment process
Volunteers

Communications Volunteer

Hours: half a day per week

We ask for at least 6 months’ commitment.

The F&D team is committed to building strong relationships with our supporters and partners, and to sharing the voices of the young refugees we work with and the insights of our fantastic delivery teams in Brent and Croydon.

As Communications Volunteer, you will work directly with our Communications and Impact Manager to assist in social media production and management, to create engaging content in line with our brand guidelines and tone of voice.

Please download the role description and person specification to learn more.

If you would like to apply for this position, please email your CV and a cover statement to volunteering@youngroots.org.uk
For questions about the role, please call Melanie on +44 07874860953 

Casework Assistant – Brent

Hours: 1 day per week 

We ask for at least 6 months’ commitment.

Young Roots is looking for 3 volunteers who are natural advocates with a passion for working with young refugees and asylum seekers. We will prioritise applications from those people who speak the main refugee languages (Arabic, Tigrinyia, Amharic, Kurdish Sorani).

You will be very organised. You will be competent with Microsoft 0365 and thoroughly computer literate. You will be adaptable to changing circumstances, and excellent at problem solving.  You will be happy working independently, supporting a busy team.

Please download the role description and person specification to learn more.
If you would like to apply to this position, please send your CV and a supporting statement to london@youngroots.org.uk .

Youth Club Volunteer – Brent

Hours: Thursday from 4.45pm to 8pm, at least twice a month.
We ask for at least 6 months’ commitment.

We are looking for 2 volunteers to join our weekly Youthclub in Brent from October 2021. The youthclub is a space where 11-25 year old refugees and asylum seekers come to hang out, do workshops and activities and seek support with issues in their lives.

Please download the role description and person specification to learn more.
If you would like to apply to this position, please send your CV and supporting statement to volunteering@youngroots.org.uk .

Sport and Advice Hub Volunteer – Brent

Hours: Wednesday from 4.45pm to 8pm, at least twice a month.
We ask for at least 6 months’ commitment.

We are looking for 2 volunteers to join our weekly Sport and Advice Hub in Brent from October 2021. The Sport and Advice Hub is a space where 11-25 year old refugees and asylum seekers come to play football, cricket and other sports and also seek support with issues in their lives.

Please download the role description and person specification to learn more.
If you would like to apply to this position, please send your CV and supporting statement to volunteering@youngroots.org.uk .

Advice and Support Hub Volunteers – Croydon

Hours:  every Thursday from 4:30 pm to 8 pm in Croydon. As a volunteer you would be required to attend the whole session, at least two times per month. 

We are looking for volunteers who are outgoing, chatty, and equally as comfortable engaging with young people in a structured activity as over a game of table tennis or a one-to-one conversation. Someone able to support social or educational activities in a fun and relaxed way to join our weekly Advice and Support Hub in Croydon from December 2021.

Please download the role description to learn more.
If you would like to apply to this position please send your CV and your supporting statement to volunteering@youngroots.org.uk by 9am Monday 25 October.

Interviews will take place online in early November and the mandatory safeguarding training will be on Monday 15th November.

Volunteer Casework Assistant (Hub and office-based) – Croydon

Hours: up to two days a week on: Thursdays from 4pm to 8pm at the Hub (Croydon), Fridays in the Croydon office or from home 

This is exciting opportunity for an enthusiastic volunteer to join our Croydon office to help the Casework Manager and the Croydon Casework Team in delivering holistic support to asylum seeking and refugee young people. In this role you will support the Casework Team by linking young people with appropriate professionals and sourcing additional support for issues such as: immigration, education, welfare, housing and mental health. You will be guided and supervised by the Casework Manager.  

Interviews will take place online in early November and the mandatory safeguarding training is scheduled on Monday 15th November 2021 (online).  

Please download the person specification and role description to learn more.
If you would like to apply for this position, please email your CV and a cover letter to volunteering@youngroots.org.uk by 9am Monday 25 October.  
For further information, you can get in touch with Astrid, our Casework Manager in Croydon.

Volunteer Casework Assistant (office-based) – Croydon

Hours: one to two days per week

This is exciting opportunity for an enthusiastic and reliable volunteer to join our Croydon office, to help the Casework Manager and the Croydon Casework Team in delivering holistic support to asylum seeking and refugee young people. In this role you will support young people and the Casework Team by linking young people with appropriate professionals and sourcing additional support for issues such as: immigration, education, welfare, housing and mental health. You will be guided and supervised by the Casework Manager. 

To learn more, please download the role description and person specification.
If you would like to apply for this position, please email your CV and a cover letter to volunteering@youngroots.org.uk by 9am Monday 25 October.  
For further information, you can get in touch with Astrid, our Casework Manager in Croydon.

Interviews will take place online in early November and the mandatory safeguarding training is scheduled on Monday 15th November 2021 (online).

Recruitment process
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