Syrian Children and Family Resettlement Worker

Job Description

We are looking for an experienced Syrian Children and Family Resettlement Worker to provide community-based support to families with children experiencing short or long term problems during refugee resettlement into the UK.

As Syrian Children and Family Resettlement Worker, you will provide an efficient, responsive, sensitive and holistic support services to families with children experiencing short or long-term problems in relation to refugee resettlement into the UK by offering emotional and practical support and guidance. Your role is to support families to under the education system; support with advocacy and information regarding health and social care needs and encourage and enable socialising and friendships. Overall ensuring that the psychological and emotional wellbeing of the child is paramount, dealing with a range of personal and social issues such as bullying, exclusion, domestic violence, trauma for example. Your role will vary according to the needs of the child and family;

Duties will include:

  • To provide emotional and community-based support for children and their families
  • To organise and develop monthly family gatherings for Syrian Refugees across Birmingham to access local recreational activities including parks, sports centres, museums etc.
  • To recruit, train and support a team of volunteers to support families with recreational activities and interpretation.
  • To provide low-level parenting support and skills training, signposting where necessary
  • To support children, families and the local community with addressing emotional aspects of bullying/ASB
  • To support children and parents by attending school appointments where behaviour/culture is having an impact
  • To provide low-level training to agencies re working with Syrian Children and families;
  • Provide coaching and mentoring for families to help them understand the benefits of personal development activities, education and play strategies

Our ideal candidate will have experience of delivering intensive support to children and families.

  • Experience of delivering intensive support to children and families.
  • Experience in developing social, health and educational initiatives
  • Ability to work with different customers, demonstrating awareness of different cultures and religious beliefs
  • Strong work ethic is essential
  • Driving licence and access to a vehicle required
  • NVQ level qualification in social care, youth work is desirable
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills and ability to manage and prioritise your workload
  • Flexible within your working hours to meet the needs of customers where appropriate

Spring Housing Association takes the safeguarding of children and vulnerable people seriously, therefore, this job is subject to Safer Recruitment Checks and an enhanced DBS will be required.

As part of our commitment to making Spring a great place to work, we operate a comprehensive reward and benefits package