New Job Opportunity: Project Case Worker
Salary: NJC Scale 26-28: £23,866 – £25,463 per annum, pro rata Hours of work: 30 hours per week – job share applications welcome. 21 month contract. Migrant & ESOL Support Hub with Friends Centre, Voices in Exile & Trust for Developing Communities
Overall aim of the post There are a large number of organisations supporting ESOL learning and other migrant needs in Brighton and Hove, so navigating these can be difficult. MESH (Migrant and ESOL Support Hub) links these services into a network and is the first point of contact in Brighton & Hove for whatever support is needed, working with people on a one-to-one basis and connecting them with the right support as soon as possible.
MESH is seeking two highly motivated project case workers to assist the delivery of an innovative package of support to migrants. Between them, the team (composed of the Hub Co-ordinator and 2 x 0.8 Project Case Workers) will provide an integrated ‘one stop’ advice service for migrants 16 years and over, providing a welcoming gateway to ESOL provision and other support services across Brighton and Hove. The support provided will mostly be intensive in nature, with each worker holding a caseload of migrants for whom they will map progression pathways and make multiple interventions in order to maximise their chances of achieving their aims in education, employment and integration into the life of the City. One of the Project Case Workers will be based at Trust for Developing Communities and the other at Voices in Exile, although both roles will involve travelling around Brighton and Hove.
Applicants should be able to demonstrate the ability to manage a caseload and should have experience of working with migrants, refugees or speakers of other languages. Knowledge of migrant support needs and ESOL levels will be central to the role, along with experience of person-centred planning for people with low level literacy / language skills and complex barriers to education and employment. The role holders will need to work collaboratively with a wide range of partners, volunteers, colleagues and participants and should be able to demonstrate experience of involving participants in service planning and decision-making processes.
How to Apply: Send your completed application form and equalities form to Dr Alison Kelly: [email protected] by the closing date: 9am Monday 28th January
Interview Date: Shortlisted applicants will be invited to interview on Thursday 7th February