Migrants' Rights Network

Project Coordinator – UASC Support Service Project

£26,470 per annum pro rata

Part Time – 17.5 hours per week

Hereford (with frequent travel around Herefordshire)

Fixed term contract until 30th June 2019

Deadline: 9am, 25 June 2018

Herefordshire Council have commissioned Refugee Action to deliver a project to meet the needs of local Unaccompanied Asylum Seeking Children (UASCs) arriving and residing in the county through the National Transfer Scheme.

The project aims to build the capacity of the local authority and community to meet the needs of UASCs. Refugee Action will deliver asylum support advice and advocacy, along with professional development for professionals and community members.

The Project Coordinator will work with the Social Care team supporting these young people to identify their specialist needs associated with their immigration status, experience of exile, and/or cultural identity. The Project Coordinator will ensure UASCs are empowered to understand the asylum system, their place within it and their legal and support options. Asylum process briefings will be provided at a dedicated drop in for UASCs, setting out their options and key challenges.

UASCs will be offered one-to-one advice sessions to assess their needs and identify actions to ensure that their immigration status is resolved and their support maintained. The Project Coordinator will meet with UASCs at key points in their asylum journey to review their progress through the asylum system and to ensure that their needs are being addressed. They will be referred to specialist services to address specific issues e.g. immigration solicitors, torture and trauma counselling, sexual violence support services, trafficking advisors. Young people approaching their 18th birthday will be provided with information about assisted voluntary return as part of their pathway planning.

The Project Coordinator will recruit, train and support volunteers to assist in the delivery of the project outcomes.

For more information on the post and how to apply, see the listing on the Refugee Action website.

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