Help us in our mission to support asylum and refugee seekers
Information / Advice volunteer needed for Reading Refugee Support Group in RG1
The Assistant Caseworker Volunteer will assist the Caseworker and support the organisation’s mission in providing services to asylum and refugee seekers. The Casework Assistant along with all staff represents the charity to the clients and other agencies and is an important role within in the organisation.
Main tasks will include:
- Interviewing clients.
- Listening to and understanding client requests.
- Phoning agencies regarding client issues such as; housing, health, welfare.
- Helping clients access certain services such as GP.
- Helping clients fill in forms.
- Writing case notes and entering data onto a database.
An individual taking on this role must be emotionally resilient, flexible in a challenging work environment, sensitive to refugee issues. A legal background is preferable.
We require a minimum 6 month commitment to this role. You will receive training as per role.
Please send us a CV and cover letter if you interested in applying for this role. Immediate start preferred.
Location address line 1
Car parking for the volunteer?
Secure bicycle parking?
Near public transport?
How much time?
A few hours a week
What times and days of the week?
Any of these times
Additional timing details
Minimum 8 hours commitment per week, this can be spread over two day midweek.
Information / Advice
Will suit someone like this:
Self organised/motivatedLikes team workAnalytical thinkingPrecise and methodicalSerious and determinedPatientSupportiveEmotionally robust
Post suitable for supported volunteering?
Advice & casework training provided
Description of support
Maximum 3 month induction and training, support from senior caseworker
Description of expenses
Volunteer expense including travel and lunch
Will I need my own transportation?
Will the volunteer be CRB or DBS checked?
Are references required?
Will there be an interview?
Are they properly insured?
Do they need a specific gender?
How many volunteers needed?
Opportunity added on
6 July 2017