We have a vacancy for an experienced full time immigration and asylum adviser. You will be responsible for case work requiring OISC level 2 Immigration and Asylum and Protection (2/3rds of total time) as well as to provide some welfare advice (1/3rd of total time).
We are looking for an adviser with a good understanding of immigration, Asylum Support, housing, homelessness and welfare/benefit issues. Initially you will be working remotely so good IT skills, attention to detail, ability to work on your own initiative, plan your own workload and problem solve will all be required. Additionally you should be comfortable dealing with clients with multiple and sometimes complex issues.
We have a number of volunteer interpreters, however an ability to speak a second language aligned with our client population (Arabic, Farsi, Korean, Pashto) is also desirable.
You'll be part of a friendly, supportive and dedicated team of 16 full and part time staff committed to encouraging our clients to be independent and to integrate into the wider community. To achieve this we provide a holistic service offering mental health counselling, support into employment, volunteering and training as well as ESOL classes. Additionally we also support a group of Syrian refugees as part of our Vulnerable Persons Relocation Scheme (VPRS) programme.
For further information see our job description
Closing date for applications: 3 February 2021
Interviews: W/c 15 February 2021
We regret that if you are not called for interview you will not have been shortlisted for this post.
To apply follow this link and upload your CV and a covering letter explaining why you are most suited to the role, your top 3 priorities when you start and why you want to work with refugees and asylum seekers.
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