JOB TITLE: Advocacy and Casework Project Workers (Arabic Pashto or Dari Speakers)
BASED: Holloway, Islington N7. During the Covid-19 restrictions our staff are able to work from home. We expect to return to in person working at the centre after this time.
HOURS: TBC for short-term periods work on an occasional basis in times of high demand.
SALARY: NCJ Scale 2 point 5, £23,427 pa FTE
CONTRACT: Sessional – candidates may apply to join a pool of potential sessional staff who can be offered short-term work on an occasional basis in times of high demand.
We are currently recruiting solely for caseworkers who speak one of the following languages: Amharic, Tygrinya, Arabic, Pashto or Dari. Please keep an eye on the job advert as these requirements may change depending on what needs we have at any given time.
Manor Gardens is looking for committed caseworkers to support us in providing our ongoing advocacy and triage support across Islington. These roles will be responsible for carrying out initial needs assessments of referrals that come through to our universal referral service, and providing ongoing advocacy and casework support to clients to address their complex needs. You will be a people person who is passionate about providing person-focused, holistic support to enable good health, resilience and opportunity for all.
Previous experience in providing support to individuals is required, although this may have been in a voluntary capacity. Experience of working in an Islington or North London context would be beneficial but not essential. These roles will work across our diverse communities in Islington, and we welcome applicants who can offer to work in an additional language.
About Manor Gardens Welfare Trust
Manor Gardens Welfare Trust is a charity with an excellent history of supporting people to improve their health and wellbeing since 1913. Our mission is to work with people and communities to take action and enable good health, resilience and opportunity.
Manor Gardens is a local community hub providing health and wellbeing services alongside two Early Years services. Many of our health and wellbeing services operate across North London, but our main base is in Islington. We offer a variety of services to people of all ages and all communities, with a particular focus on those that experience identified barriers and difficulties in accessing support and services. This includes but isn’t limited to those living with long-term physical or mental health conditions, refugee and migrant communities, survivors of or those experiencing abuse, those who are socially isolated, and others who for many reasons are experiencing poor health and wellbeing.
We understand that wellbeing and good health mean different things to different people. We work alongside our communities and recruit many of our staff from those communities. We work creatively and flexibly to have a positive impact.
In any role at Manor Gardens Welfare Trust, you will be encouraged to contribute across the organisation and grow and develop as a professional in this field.
How To Apply
We will be offering interviews on a rolling basis, so please submit your application as soon as possible.
Manor Gardens Welfare Trust is committed to valuing, respecting and celebrating diversity, and maintaining a diverse workforce that reflects the communities with which we work. We recognise the value of lived experience in any role we offer, and we welcome and encourage applicants from all sections of the community regardless of their sex, race, disability, age, sexual orientation or religious belief.
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Manor Gardens Welfare Trust follows safer recruitment procedures, and all successful applicants will be subject to an enhanced DBS check. Any disclosures within a DBS check do not necessarily prevent an individual from taking up a position with us, and we encourage those with questions about this to contact us to discuss further.
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