Connecting Opportunities works with new migrants to develop their skills and opportunities to find work and be part of the local community. Ten organisations that specialise in working with migrants are offering tailored support, cultural orientation, English language classes and other training across West Yorkshire and part of North Yorkshire (Craven, Harrogate, Selby and York). The project is also creating new local connections, with opportunities for local people to be volunteer mentors and befrienders, and for employers to provide work placements to help people get a foothold in the job market. Connecting Opportunities is funded by the European Social Fund and the National Lottery Community Fund.
Touchstone provides keyworker support to Connecting Opportunities participants who are refugees in Leeds.
The keyworker will:
- Engage with refugees in Leeds to ensure Connecting Opportunities reaches people most likely to benefit.
- Support a caseload of refugees, enabling each individual to produce a bespoke support plan and supporting them to achieve their goals.
- Strongly focus their support on identifying employment and employability goals, such as education, training, work experience/ placement and volunteering.
- Link with partner organisations to ensure that refugees access relevant services and organisations to achieve employment goals.
Contract type: 37 hours (full time). 6 month fixed term contract January to July 2021.
Closing Date: 9th December
Interview Date: 18th December
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