11 Isledon Road
Contract: Voluntary agreement
Salary: Unpaid (we can contribute towards travel and lunch expenses)
Job Ref: VA82
Since 1985 Freedom from Torture has been the only UK human rights organization dedicated to treating and supporting torture survivors who seek refuge in the UK. We do this primarily through psychological therapies but also services which document torture forensically, practical legal and welfare support and creative groups.
Thanks to the dedication of our staff and volunteers – as well as thousands of passionate supporters and funders – thousands of torture survivors have been able to rebuild their lives in incredibly difficult circumstances.
The purpose of the role is to provide welfare advice and assistance to clients in the Children, Young People and Families Team at Freedom from Torture. This will include but is not limited to offering advice and support to clients on housing, welfare benefits, health access and other welfare related matters, including advising clients on their rights and entitlements in these areas.
The successful applicant will undertake on-going casework with clients with complex welfare needs and carry a client case-load. The successful applicant will also need to keep records and provide letters and brief reports as appropriate
The ideal candidate for the role will have the following skills:
• Experience in providing a welfare rights service to children, young people and families
• Experience of working with children, separated young people and families who have survived torture and organised violence
• A working knowledge of the Children’s Act and other relevant legislation pertain children, young separated and families
For an informal discussion about the post, please contact Zohreh Rahimi, Children, Young People & Families Team Manager, on 0207 6977849.
How To Apply
To view the Job Description and Person Specification, please visit https://www.freedomfromtorture.org/working-for-us/vacancies
Closing date: 29th October 2017 at midnight
Expected date of interviews: TBC
Freedom from Torture is striving to be an Equal Opportunities Employer
No agencies please