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Jobs: Refugee Council , Homes for Ukraine Workers, Full time to June 2023 £26,446

The Refugee Council is one of the leading organisations in the UK working with asylum seekers and refugees. Our operational teams based in various locations in England provide advice and assistance across a wide range of issues, including helping asylum seekers through the complexities of the asylum system, addressing issues of destitution and assisting refugees and people seeking asylum to access key services including housing, welfare benefits, health, education and employment.  Our teams work with relevant agencies including the Home Office, Refugee Community Organisations, Local Authorities, Legal Service Providers, Housing Providers, Health Institutions, Job Centre Plus and other mainstream service providers.

Context and Purpose of the Job

The resettlement team provides advice and support for resettled refugees to help them access services and mainstream provision, and establish community links. Working closely with local stakeholders and in partnership with other voluntary sector agencies running similar services across the UK, the Refugee Council resettlement team promotes both the integration and independence of this group.

The Refugee Council has agreed to work in partnership with Migration Yorkshire and Local Authorities across Yorkshire and Humberside to deliver the regional Resettlement programmes.

We will be working with Ukraine nationals who have arrived under the Homes for Ukraine programme and their hosts, who provide accommodation for a minimum of 6 months across the area. The resettlement area team will provide integration support for 12 months, including welfare benefits, health, employment, housing advice, safeguarding, mediation and community links.

Main Duties and Responsibilities

  1. To provide a safe and welcoming environment for Ukrainian refugees ensuring that standards are maintained, monitored and that the service meets all statutory and other requirements.
  2. To assess need for interpretation, taking into consideration complexity of information or advice.
  3. To assist refugees who may be in a confused or distressed state in understanding systems in the UK and making appropriate referrals to health and/or mental health support.
  4. To provide advice and support to refugees on statutory, voluntary and mainstream services, Welfare benefits, education (including ESOL), health services, housing and employment.

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Closing date 5th June 2022

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