Refugee Resettlement Worker

Full Time
Salary: £21.00 - £23.00 per hour
Location: Southwark, London
Sectors:Housing & Local Authority

Refugee Resettlement Worker


Job Role

To assist refugees placed or moved into the Southwark area to resettle in the UK. Service streams include the Homes for Ukraine Scheme, Afghan Resettlement Scheme, Syrian Resettlement Scheme and Southwark's response to the Streamlined Asylum Process. The work includes face-to-face outreach work with vulnerable migrants as well as report writing and recording of actions undertaken.

Promote the integration and resettlement of refugees within Southwark to enable them to participate fully in society; carrying out holistic needs assessments of individuals and families and creating support plans; providing practical and emotional support to individuals and families affected by SAP and supporting them to access key services including welfare benefits, health, housing and education. The post holder will also need to effectively facilitate the communication and engagement between the refugees and key stakeholder organisations, charities and government bodies.

Key Responsibilities

Undertake welfare checks of evicted service users.

To provide advice and support to Service users evicted due to SAP.

To act as a Single Point of Contact for refugees and service providers/stakeholders.

To conduct holistic needs assessments with individuals and families and create a plan of support.

To provide support and advice around and referral to appropriate health services, DWP, bank accounts, education, access to employment, housing etc.

To work directly with individuals and families in helping them gain the knowledge and skills then need to move on to independence.

To identify potential special needs/community care needs and refer to Local Authority as needed.