Bournemouth

Unaccompanied Asylum-Seeking Children (UASC) Support Worker

Contracted Weekly Hours: 37.5. Monday to Friday 9am-5pm. Contract Type:  Permanent Annual leave: 25 days annual leave plus 8 bank holidays per annum. Salary: £24,258 a year. Location: ICN office in Bournemouth. Regular travel across BCP area International Care Network (ICN) is a Christian charity whose aim is to help to rebuild the lives of […]

Contracted Weekly Hours: 37.5. Monday to Friday 9am-5pm.

Contract Type:  Permanent

Annual leave: 25 days annual leave plus 8 bank holidays per annum.

Salary: £24,258 a year.

Location: ICN office in Bournemouth. Regular travel across BCP area

International Care Network (ICN) is a Christian charity whose aim is to help to rebuild the lives of asylum seekers and vulnerable migrants. The Unaccompanied Asylum Seeking Children (UASC) team provide accommodation and support to asylum seeking young people referred by various local authorities. We are looking for an experienced support worker to work within the UASC team, full-time on a permanent contract, to provide regular support to vulnerable asylum-seeking young people aged 16 to 24.

ICN provides benefits to staff including:

  • Company pension scheme.
  • Travel costs paid for at 45p per mile, not including travel to and from work.
  • Staff welfare opportunities including socials and access to external clinical supervision.
  • Training opportunities relevant to role.

ICN will seek to ensure that all existing and potential employees are given equal opportunities. We are committed to diversity and equality of opportunity in our employment policies and practices. Our aim is to promote diversity so that no employee or potential employee will be subject to unlawful or unfair discrimination because of gender, age, marital or civil partnership status, colour, race, nationality or other ethnic or national origin, disability, religion, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, pregnancy or maternity or membership or non-membership of a trade union or political beliefs. We will seek to ensure that no applicant for employment is disadvantaged by conditions or requirements which cannot be justified.

ICN take the safeguarding of service users, staff and volunteers very seriously, with a robust safeguarding policy and process in place. As part of this ICN are committed to developing a safe culture ensuring that all steps are taken to recruit staff and volunteers who are safe to work with our service users and staff, including requiring relevant DBS checks to be taken for roles working with children and/or vulnerable adults.

To apply for this position, please read the job description and person specification and complete and sign the application form, sending it to Stephen Foster (COO) by 28th July 2024. Applications can be sent by email to: s.foster@icn.org.uk . Interviews will take place on 1st and 2nd August 2024. Should you have any questions, you are welcome to e-mail Stephen or to call him on 01202 589395. We aim to contact all candidates after the closing date to advise whether they are invited for an interview or not.

Job Description and Person Specification (downloads as a PDF)

Application Form (downloads as a Word Document)

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