Sessional Staff - Migrant Advice Project (various ...

The Children's Society
11 Oct 2019
25 Oct 2019
Contract Type
Sessional Staff - Migrant Advice Project Fixed term contract until 31 March 2020Salary: GBP10.87 per hour, hours when requiredHours: Monday to Friday - various posts availableLocation: Newcastle office but potential to work across the North East. The Children's Society has been helping children and young people in this country for over 130 years. We run local services that support children when they are at their most vulnerable and in desperate need of help. We're there for children, every step of the way. This role sits within our Migrant Advice Project and will provide support on a sessional basis at drop in sessions for vulnerable EU migrants and their families in the North East area who are applying for Settlement Status under EUSS.A range of sessions are available during Monday- Friday office hours. Occasional weekend hours by arrangement.We are currently looking for a flexible, enthusiastic person to join our dynamic, ambitious team. A key part of this role will be your ability to support the team running busy drop ins, welcoming and supporting vulnerable families who are attending and follow up admin work. KEY SKILLS AND COMPETENCIESIn order to be successful in this role, you must have: Experience-Relevant experience in working with vulnerable families, from diverse backgrounds including migrants and refugees-Experience of supporting people and families who are dealing with complex and sensitive issues.-Experience of advice or advocacy work for example form filling, legal advice work (desirable).-Experience of working within a team. Work based knowledge-Knowledge and experience of methods in building positive relationships with vulnerable people-Awareness of issues effecting migrants and particularly EU migrants involved in the project-Clear understanding of children's rights and a commitment to promoting those rights-Knowledge of safeguarding children and vulnerable adults and child protection systems The Children's Society runs over 100 local services that help thousands of young people who desperately need our support, and we campaign to get laws and policies changed to make children's lives happier and safer. Every day we're changing the lives of children in this country for the better - and with your help, tomorrow we can be there for even more. The Children's Society is committed to safeguarding and protecting the children and young people that we work with. As such, all posts are subject to a safer recruitment process, including the disclosure of criminal records and vetting checks. We ensure that we have a range of policies and procedures in place which promote safeguarding and safer working practices across our services.Candidates applying for work in our CYP Directorate will be required to complete an "Employment history_template" document. This will be emailed to candidates prior to interview. The closing date for applications is midnight on 24th October 2019.Interviews will be held at the start of November 2019