Young Refugee Lead Project Worker - ESOL and Study Club

£24436 per annum
06 Sep 2017
20 Sep 2017
Part Time
Contract Type

Young Refugee Lead Project Worker - ESOL and Study Club
Location: London
Contract type: FTC 12 Months
10 hours per week
Salary: GBP 24,436(including London weighting) per annum, pro rata

About the role
To facilitate and deliver a Study club for unaccompanied asylum-seeking and refugee young people aged 15-25. The project aims to meet the unmet needs of unaccompanied young people who have arrived in the UK without a parent or guardian, many of whom are suffering from a number of complex issues including social isolation and alienation, low English language levels, trauma, lack of self-confidence and low self-esteem.

To lead and supervise project sessions for unaccompanied asylum-seeking young people, focusing on improving and developing their English, supporting them with their academic studies and improving confidence.

Please note that 3 hours must be worked on a Thursday evening to support on-going service, and remaining 7 hour of contract are fully flexible.

About the team
The Lead Project Worker will work closely with the Young Refugee Service Manager and the ESOL (English for speakers of other languages) & Study Club Project Worker to deliver ESOL and study club sessions for young asylum seekers and refugees.

Our aim by facilitating active involvement is to support individuals to become integrated into communities and develop skills, which enable them to withstand and recover from crisis.

About the person

  • Experience of teaching or tutoring English
  • Experience of working with young people in a variety of settings
  • Experience of establishing and maintaining boundaries when working with young people
  • Experience of delivering activity sessions to young people
  • An awareness of the needs of young people
  • Knowledge of current legislation relating to work with children and young people
  • An understanding of the core values of youth work
  • An awareness of issues facing young refugees and asylum seekers
  • Willingness to undertake training and develop knowledge as required for the role
  • Willingness to work unsociable hours including evenings and weekends
  • Ability to travel within the designated area and throughout the UK when necessary including on residential trips

Closing date for applications is 23:59 on Wednesday 20th September, with interviews being held week commencing Monday 2nd October.

About the organisation
The British Red Cross helps millions of people in the UK and around the world to prepare for, respond to and recover from emergencies, disasters and conflicts.

Our volunteers and staff help people in crisis to live independently by providing support at home, mobility aids and transport. We also teach first aid skills.

We are part of the global Red Cross and Red Crescent humanitarian network. We refuse to ignore people in crisis.

We offer a wide range of staff benefits, these include:

  • 36 days holiday (including Bank Holidays)
  • Up to 6% contributory pension
  • Childcare vouchers

The British Red Cross is committed to being an inclusive employer with a diverse workforce. We encourage applications from people from the widest possible diversity of backgrounds, cultures and experiences - including disabled and ethnic minority candidates. This is to contribute to the breadth of experience we need to respond to people in crisis.

As part of its recruitment and selection process the British Red Cross undertakes PVG/DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service) checking of all individuals who regularly work with or have access to children and vulnerable adults.

The British Red Cross, incorporated by Royal Charter 1908, is a charity registered in England and Wales (220949) and Scotland (SC037738).

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Refusing to ignore people in crisis

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