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Volunteer Coodinator Connect Project
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Internship

Pathways to Independence UK is the South East’s leading provider of specialist accommodation, support, advice and training for young refugees and asylum seekers

PTIUK is recruiting for a part time Volunteer Coordinator for our Connect project working with young asylum seekers and refugees

The role will be responsible for the recruitment, training and support of a growing team of ‘Community Connect’ volunteers to assist with the delivery of PTIUK’s young people’s activities offering accommodation, guidance and support to asylum seeking and refugee young people aged 18 to 25 years

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

The Community connect volunteers you work with will meet young people for a few hours a week to do activities that increase social connections and confidence

We are looking to recruit a skilled and qualified individual who has previous volunteer management experience, experience working with young people and has a good knowledge of local services and local strategic developments.
PTIUK is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. Successful applicants are required to undertake an Enhanced Disclosure via the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS)

If you would like to learn more about the role, please contact Mary Jane Burkett on 07548 241227 or maryjane@ptiuk.org.uk

Please send all completed Application forms to alice@ptiuk.org.uk

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Volunteer Community Connectors

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

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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