Staff

Young Roots is recruiting a Senior Youth Caseworker 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 Croydon 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.

JOB TITLE: Senior Youth Caseworker (Croydon)
SALARY: £31,392 +5% pension contribution
HOURS: Full time 35 hours per week – regular evening work required (Thursday)
LOCATION: Croydon office but with regular travel across London.

TO APPLY

Please download the full job description and person specification and submit a completed application form by the deadline (9am Wednesday 25th March) to Despina Tsiakalou at London@youngroots.org.uk. Please note we do not accept CVs – all information must be contained within the application form. We recommend reading the application guidelines and our youth participation statement.

Volunteers
We’re recruiting a Language Mentor for our college-based peer support project in Brent, a cooking volunteer for our Croydon Hub and multiple Language Mentors for our Brent Hub. Please download our volunteer pack for information about Young Roots and what you’ll gain from volunteering with us, as well as role descriptions and person specifications.

 

Language Mentor – Peer Support Project (Brent): This is an exciting college-based volunteer opportunity to join our busy peer support project in Brent (3 hours on Tuesdays, term time only). For this role we are especially looking for someone with a passion for teaching, who gets excited when thinking of different approaches, exercises and resources to help people learn English. Someone comfortable in a classroom, who has buckets of patience. This role would suite someone who might be interested in pursuing a teaching or coaching career, or who would like to gain experience working directly with 16-18 year old refugees and asylum seekers. 

TO APPLY

If you would like to apply for the Volunteer Language Mentor – Peer Support Project role, please email completed applications (CV + personal statement) to volunteering@youngroots.org.uk by 10am on Wednesday 4th March 2020. In your personal statement please address the person specification criteria we’re looking for, listed in the volunteer pack. We highly recommend you read our youth participation statement to understand more about how we work.  

Interviews for the Language Mentor – Peer Support role will take place on Tuesday 10th March in Wembley, Brent. If you would like further information, please contact Michele at volunteering@youngroots.org.uk

 

Cooking volunteer: We’re looking for someone who’s confident in the kitchen and loves cooking up a (simple) storm! Someone who can facilitate young peoples’ learning in the kitchen at the same time as ensuring a meal is prepared for 15 – 30 people.

Language Mentor: We’re looking for people with a passion for teaching, who get excited when thinking of different approaches, exercises and resources to help people learn English. People comfortable in an informal teaching environment (i.e. not a classroom) who have buckets of patience.

TO APPLY

We’re recruiting these roles on a rolling deadline until positions are filled, so please email a CV and personal statement (2 pages max.) to Michele at Volunteering@youngroots.org.uk asap. In your personal statement please address the person specification criteria we’re looking for, listed in the volunteer pack. We highly recommend you read our youth participation statement to understand more about how we work.

Trustees

We have no trustee vacancies at the moment.