Welfare Advisor - Young Refugee & Asylum Seekers

Job Type
Job Category
Student Support
Employment Basis
Full time, Term Time Only
Central Campus, Pelham Street
Salary Range
20,036 per annum (incremental range 21,616 - 23,497 pro rata pa)
Post No

Job Description

37 hours per week, Term Time Only - 42 weeks worked

Based at the Central Campus, Brighton

Main purpose and scope of the post:

  • To support young refugee and asylum seeking students at Brighton campuses with addressing barriers to learning, gentle integration into the college community and supporting their wellbeing.
  • To manage a caseload of students to offer support with their mental well being or safeguarding concerns.
  • To provide a holistic support service for students by working as part of the Student Services team and liaising with other specialists and supervisors as well as effectively collaborating with external agencies to ensure student needs are fully met.
  • Represent the College and participate in multi-agency meetings.
  • Be a member of the safeguarding team and act as a duty safeguarding officer

You will require a Level 3 qualification or equivalent in a relevant youth services area, and it would also be desirable to hold a Level 3 qualification in counselling and a First Aid Certificate.

You should also have previous employment working with young people and it would be desirable to have had previous employment within an educational environment. Other essential attributes and knowledge include the ability to manage  the  unpredictability  of  student  needs/issues  and  effectively ascertain the potential risks to all parties, good working knowledge of associated youth services and other key agencies, knowledge of child protection legislation and working knowledge of Microsoft Office.

This post is being advertised internally only. If you are interested in applying please email your expression of interest to outlining your relevant experience and why you feel suitable for the role. THERE IS NO NEED TO COMPLETE AN APPLICATION FORM

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