The Refugee Integration Team, which is part of the Equality and Cohesion Team at Lancashire County Council, are looking to recruit two Bilingual Refugee Resettlement Support Officers to work in the Lancashire Refugee Resettlement Programme. The successful applicants will be working across Lancashire to support resettled refugees and will also provide interpreting services for the Programme.
The casework support will involve, among other activities, home visits, drop ins, office appointments, and telephone-based advice and signposting. The role holders will deal with a variety of issues, including welfare benefits, housing, health and wellbeing, access to public services, budgeting and financial services, and local community integration.
The successful applicants will be bilingual in English and Arabic, and will have the ability to communicate effectively in Levantine Arabic. They will have experience of working in customer service, community or family support, social work or related areas, and will also have experience of supporting refugees and/or asylum seekers. Relevant experience and qualifications in interpreting or translation are also required from applicants.
The role holders may be required to work across Lancashire, so willingness and ability to travel will be essential. The roles will involve liasing with a range of different agencies and organisations. Therefore, the successful applicants will evidence excellent organisational, communication and interpersonal skills, as well as the ability to work both independently and under pressure.
This is a unique opportunity to join a lively team at Lancashire County Council, who are working with partners from Local Authorities, other public services and the Third Sector to make refugee resettlement a success in Lancashire.
Please refer to the attached Role Profile for more details about the role and the Person Specification. For further information and/or discussion, please contact Saulo Cwerner, Coordinator of the Lancashire Refugee Resettlement Programme, on 07958513158.
The post you are applying for is covered by the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (as amended in 2013). If successful you will be required to apply to the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) for a ‘disclosure’. Further information can be found on the ‘Our Recruitment Process’ tab.
Salary £21166 – £24799 per annum | Fixed Term, Full Time, until 31/07/2021|37 hours per week