Vacancies

Project workers(s) – Unaccompanied Asylum Seeking Children (UASC)
Full-time
Croydon
£20,500

PTI UK provide an integrated package of services for young people seeking asylum (UASC) aged 16 to 22 who are in the care of the local authority, from point of arrival in the UK through to their transition to independence.

Project Workers will be responsible for managing a small and diverse caseload of young people, providing targeted support to enable them to access educational opportunities and health services; live well in their accommodation and develop independent living skills.

We are looking for dynamic, flexible and committed individuals with experience in housing, social care or youth work. Some experience of dealing with complex safeguarding issues is essential to this role as is an understanding of supporting young people through the asylum system.

PTI UK is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults.

Successful applicants will be required to undertake an Enhanced Disclosure via the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS)

Please contact kia@ptiuk.org.uk for more information about the role

Closing date for applications: 17th May 2018 5pm

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Team Leader – Unaccompanied Asylum Seeking Children (UASC)

Full-time

Brighton

PTI UK provide an integrated package of services for young people seeking asylum (UASC) aged 16 to 21, who are in the care of the local authority, from point of arrival in the UK through to their transition to independence. We also work with other young people leaving care.

We are currently recruiting a Team Leader to provide day to day operational oversight of our supported housing project in Brighton.

The post holder will work closely with the Operations Manager and PTIUK Managers to oversee support work; risk assessments; engagement opportunities and user participation in the service, and with the team and other relevant stakeholders develop services that are responsive to the needs of young people, ensuring a consistent and innovative approach to quality and service development.

The role will also include direct work with young people and the post holder will be expected to hold a small caseload. Experience of group work is desired

We are looking for a dynamic, flexible and committed individual with experience in housing, social care or youth work and of leading and motivating a team. Experience of dealing with complex safeguarding issues is essential to this role as is an understanding of supporting young people going through the asylum system.

PTI UK is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults.

Successful applicants will be required to undertake an Enhanced Disclosure via the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS)

Closing date for applications: Thursday 26th April, 9am

Interviews will take place on: Thursday 3rd May in Brighton

APPLICATION IS BY APPLICATION FORM ONLY PLEASE DO NOT SEND CV’S

 

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Bank Project workers(s) – Unaccompanied Asylum Seeking Children (UASC)

Ad hoc / flexible hours Monday – Friday

Croydon & Brighton

£10 p.h.

PTI UK provide an integrated package of services for young people seeking asylum (UASC) aged 16 to 22 who are in the care of the local authority, from point of arrival in the UK through to their transition to independence.

Bank Project Workers will be responsible for managing a small and diverse caseload of young people, providing targeted support to enable them to access educational opportunities and health services; live well in their accommodation and develop independent living skills.

We are looking for dynamic, flexible and committed individuals with experience in housing, social care or youth work. Some experience of dealing with complex safeguarding issues is essential to this role as is an understanding of supporting young people through the asylum system.

PTI UK is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults.

Successful applicants will be required to undertake an Enhanced Disclosure via the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS)

Please contact kia@ptiuk.org.uk  for more information about the role.

Please send all completed Application forms to alice@ptiuk.org.uk CLEARLY STATING WHICH LOCATION YOU ARE APPLYING FOR AND HOURS YOU ARE ABLE TO COVER

 

VOLUNTEER VACANCIES

Want to help young refugees, meet people, learn new skills and be part of a great team?

Pathways to Independence are looking for volunteers to join our new Connect project

The Connect project

This new project has been co-designed with young refugees and aims to increase self-confidence and sense of belonging as part of a community by increasing young refugees social connections in Brighton and Hove

Community connectors

What’s the role?

Community connectors meet young people living in PTI houses for a few hours a week to do activities that increase social connections and confidence.

Examples may include going for a walk to the local park or café, talking about life in England; visiting a local new group, playing football in the park, going to the shops, practicing conversational English, sharing local knowledge, finding out about new things in the area, helping a young person to meet other people, help with finding a volunteering opportunity, attending an appointment. As well as being out and about ‘community connectors’ also spend time with young people in their homes for example, cooking together, socialising, gardening.

An important part of the role is being a good listener as our young people may have limited English and are often on a challenging journey of seeking sanctuary and dealing with past trauma as well as being in the asylum system here in the UK.

What skills and knowledge are we looking for?

Knowledge of the local community or confidence and willingness to gain this knowledge

Understanding of the situation of young refugees in the UK

Listening and communication skills

Practical life skills such as preparing a meal

Specific skills such as English and Maths tutoring

Ability to adhere to policies and procedures relating to health and safety; safeguarding

Ability to keep a record of how you spent time with another young person

Basic IT skills to write a record of how you spent time with a young person

What’s the time commitment?

There’s some initial induction and training sessions. Ideally you’ll be able to offer a few hours each week for a minimum of 6 months, or be available for a more intensive period for a shorter time. We’ll aim to fit in with your schedule.

What we can offer you

An amazing opportunity to work with a small dynamic team to make a difference to the life of a young refugee. We give all volunteers a high quality induction, ongoing 121 support and provide learning opportunities to develop your skills, knowledge and expertise. We provide travel and lunch expenses.

For further information please contact Mary-Jane Burkett at maryjane@ptiuk.org.uk

Please send completed application forms to alice@ptiuk.org.uk

Pathways to Independence Volunteer application form