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Immigration Support Worker

Job Description

Immigration Support Worker
Rough Sleeper Team
37.5 Hours (Shifts)
£19 p/h

A local authority in Slough are recruiting for a Immigration Support Worker to work as part of an outreach service to provide support to rough sleepers in the community.

The Role
The key focus of the Immigration Support Worker role is to provide essential support and guidance to individuals experiencing homelessness, specifically addressing their immigration issues and challenges in accessing public funding. The role aims to facilitate the fastest routes off the streets for these individuals, including local or international reconnections, ensuring they receive comprehensive care and support.

  • Immigration Support: Provide guidance and assistance on immigration issues to homeless individuals, collaborate with legal entities, and participate in outreach sessions.
  • Case Management: Develop and maintain individualized support plans, monitor client progress, and maintain accurate and confidential records.
  • Housing and Reconnection: Identify suitable housing options, coordinate local or international reconnections, and work with agencies to secure housing and transportation.
  • Advocacy and Education: Advocate for clients' rights, provide information on immigration rights and obligations, and offer resources for self-sufficiency.
  • Team Collaboration: Work closely with the Rough Sleeping team and partner agencies, attend relevant meetings and training sessions, and ensure coordinated client care.

The Candidate
To be considered for this Immigration Support Worker role, you will require the following skills and experience:

  • At least Level 1 OISC qualification and registration.
  • Fluency in languages other than English is a plus.
  • Demonstrated experience supporting individuals experiencing homelessness and immigrants with complex needs.
  • Knowledge of immigration laws and processes, including asylum, visas, and refugee status.
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills, with cultural sensitivity and empathy.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills.
  • Proficiency in relevant software and data management systems.
  • A commitment to maintaining high standards of client confidentiality and data protection.
  • Flexibility in working hours and the ability to respond to the service's needs.
  • Access to a personal vehicle for business use, with business insurance.
  • Willingness to work in different locations across central Slough.

It is essential you are a driver and have access to a vehicle for work, as well as an enhanced DBS to be considered for this role.

The Contract
This is a temporary the Immigration Support Worker vacancy, on an initial 3 month contract which a chance of being extended. The role provides a four week rota for utreach sessions (early morning stating 5 am finishing 14:00 or late nights stating 5 pm and finishing 00:00).

How to Apply
To apply for this Immigration Support Worker role, please email a copy of your CV to lee . mcmillan @ servicecare . org. uk or call on 01772 208 966 to discuss the role in more detail!
If the role is more suited to someone you know, we offer a £250 referral bonus for every successfully referred candidate!