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13 June 2018

Support Caseworker – Adavu

Location: Birmingham

Salary: £17,868 p.a. (initial appointment for one year with possibility of extension subject to further funding)

0.8 FTE (Full Time Equivalent) – 32 hours a week

Closing date for applications Friday 22nd June 2018 at 5pm.
Interviews – Friday 6th July 2018

Based at: Office in Balsall Heath, Birmingham, with some occasional travel throughout the West Midlands and UK as required. Home working possible by agreement with Management group. This role will also require the support worker to travel to meet with clients and attend appointments across the West Midlands policing area.

Adavu is a project of the Birmingham Methodist District (registered charity 1134167) which responds to modern slavery in the West Midlands. Our main area of work is offering long-term support and advocacy for adult survivors of modern slavery. We currently employ one support worker who manages a case load of approximately 30 clients at any one time. Adavu hopes to expand our capacity and outreach over the next five years. See www.adavu.org.uk for further information.

We are seeking to recruit a Support Caseworker:
• To support adult victims/ survivors of modern day slavery when facing transition, primarily due to transition from the National Referral Mechanism associated (NRM) initial aftercare, but on occasion, offering support to beneficiaries who have not accessed NRM support but who can be identified as victims or potential victims of modern slavery.
• The Support Caseworker will have responsibility for delivering quality casework services based at Adavu’s offices at the Jericho Foundation, Balsall Heath, Birmingham, but accepting referrals from across the city and the region.
• The post holder will primarily be assisting people on an appointment basis in public places (such as a café) but will also be required to accompany clients to other appointments, or to meet clients in their homes or elsewhere as necessary.
• An element of the work will involve facilitating a regular client drop-in session which will be a Birmingham venue to be confirmed.

This is to be achieved within the wider context of the work of the Adavu Project.

Further information and application packs are available from the Adavu Office. Please e-mail [email protected] for a copy or ring 0121 647 1960 and ask for Adavu (please note the office is staffed Tuesday to Fridays only 9-3pm).
We follow the Methodist Safer Recruitment policy and procedures. The successful candidate will be required to have undertaken an Enhanced DBS check with barring information before starting the post.