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Migration and Resettlement Service MARS Caseworker

Politik & Menschenrechte
Soziale Dienste & Gemeinwohl
Wirtschaft & Fundraising
Dienstort Crawley
Dienstverhältnis Vollzeit
Veröffentlicht am 10.03.2024

West Sussex County Council

Do you have experience in providing detailed casework including managing your own caseload?

Can you build and maintain credible working relationships with partners and volunteers?

Could you be a passionate advocate for helping displaced people to feel safe and be part of life in the UK?

If so, we would love to hear from you!

The Communities Directorate incorporates a diverse range of services, several of which operate at scale and with countywide reach to deliver significant universal customer-facing functions. The directorate provides a vital service to maintain and support a diverse range of projects and programmes.

Salary: £30,296 to £33,024 per annum plus Crawley Weighting Allowance.

Contract Type: Fixed Term Contract until 30.06.2025

Working Pattern: Full-time (37 hours per week) Monday to Friday

Location: Crawley Library Southgate Ave, Crawley RH10 6HG. (Hybrid and Flexible Working) The role offers hybrid working arrangements where you will be working mostly from hotels, with the expectation to visit other Council locations as required. Final arrangements to be confirmed with successful candidate.

Interview Date: Week commencing 08 April 2024

You will need to be able to travel independently around the county, including to areas that may not be easily accessible by public transport. Pool cars and pool bikes available.

Internal candidates wishing to apply for this role will be considered for a secondment position. Please can you therefore discuss and agree this with your manager before applying for this position.

The Opportunity

We’re looking for compassionate and committed individuals to join the Migration and Resettlement Service (MARS).

This is a varied and rewarding role which includes working directly with individuals and families from conflict affected countries to support their relocation to the UK and their time at residence in temporary accommodation.

You will ensure all refugees have full access to support that enables social integration, social connections, wellbeing, participation in communities and a sense of belonging, and to help adult refugees on their pathway to employment.

Working alongside other caseworkers, you will liase with key partners to help deliver successful outcome and keep up to date with national policy and practice.

You will maintain and monitor caseloads ensuring excellent case management and data recording. You will track the progress of refugee integration including early identification of any concerns that may need urgent or specialist support.

If you thrive on becoming a subject matter expert, have a customer focused approach and enjoy collaborating with a diverse team, apply now!

About You

The ideal candidate will have skills and knowledge of refugee resettlement in the UK. You will have experience working in and with communities and volunteers, understanding the barriers to integration.

You will have excellent organisational skills, be comfortable working independently and be at ease in this fast-paced, agile environment with rapidly changing deadlines, workloads, and priorities.

You should be educated to degree level or be able to evidence the equivalent level of significant experience.

For more information on the Key Skills as well as the Qualifications and/or experience required, please refer to the Job Description attached.

Rewards and Benefits

As an employer we recognise that it is our employees that are central to everything we do. We aim to create a supportive and dynamic working environment where employees can achieve their full potential, achieve a healthy work-life balance and are rewarded for the work they do.

Along with a generous holiday entitlement of 27 days plus opportunity to buy additional leave).

Upon joining us you will have access to a range of benefits including the following:

  • A excellent local government pension scheme
  • A range of flexible working options, depending on your job role
  • Maternity, paternity, dependency and adoption leave
  • volunteering opportunities
  • Training and development opportunities, including coaching and mentoring
  • A range of discounts giving our staff access to hundreds of offers; groceries, travel, cinema tickets, days out, leisure activities, high street retailers and the opportunity to save over £1,000 a year through our West Sussex Choices benefits platform
  • Health and wellbeing benefits including access to our Employee Assistance Programme, Mental Health First Aiders and Voluntary Health Cash Plans.

Further Information

The reference number for this role is CPP00894.

Does this sound like the opportunity for you? Click apply below, upload your CV, and complete the application form, explaining how you meet the key skills in the attached job description and experience you can bring to the role. Please ensure all that any gaps in employment are covered in your CV.

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. This post is subject to an basic Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check, years referencing and a health check.

Equity, inclusion and accessibility is very important to West Sussex County Council. We welcome and encourage applications from everyone, as this helps us build a diverse and talented workforce, that reflects the communities we serve. We ensure our approach to recruitment is flexible and supportive to enable all applicants to be at their best and to ensure they have the best possible chance of success.

We operate a guaranteed interview scheme for applicants that have a disability, are a veteran or are a care leaver. More information can be found on our application help page.

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