Resettlement Officer

Job Summary
Contract Type:
Working Pattern:
Full time
Advert Start Date:
Advert End Date:
Closed for applications on 03/12/2019 23:59
£21,589 - £23,836
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Employment Location:
Blyth Civic Centre
Closing date:
3 Dec
Further Information

Resettlement Officer - Asylum Seekers & Refugees

Northumberland County Council operates a huge range of services across one of the largest counties in the UK. Local Government’s ongoing challenges and the diversity of our residents means we have to work smarter. That’s why we want bold, creative and agile thinkers who can help us move forward and innovate.  For further information about working for Northumberland County Council, please click here: http://www.northumberland.gov.uk/working

The role
Your role is to support families and individuals who are placed in Northumberland that have either been granted refugee status or are seeking asylum. You will provide practical and emotional support to vulnerable people, ensuring the work with families respects and values all cultures and is appreciative of the variety of family structures and ways of bringing up children. You will use effective risk assessment tools to identify risks and undertake appropriate actions. You will undertake practical support with clients to promote sustainable independent living, developing effective individual support packages by completing needs assessments, support plans and support reviews. You will adhere to both service and Council policies and procedures regarding working practices and service delivery. This will include Safeguarding Children and Vulnerable Adults, Health and Safety, GDPR/Confidentiality and our Code of Conduct.

We are offering: 
- A starting salary of £21,589 per annum
- Access to the Local Government Pension Scheme (or other pension scheme)
- A wide range of staff benefits including a competitive annual leave provision - Flexible working arrangements 

Essential requirements:
NVQ level 3 or equivalent Understanding of safeguarding Experience of working with families
The ability to engage and challenge families and to work as part of a multi agency team
The ability to work under pressure

The post involves travel throughout the county therefore you must be able to meet the transport requirements

For further information about this vacancy, please contact Diane Munro on 01670 623075 for an informal discussion or see the attached job description and person specification

Northumberland County Council is an equal opportunities employer. We welcome applications from all sectors of the community. We recognise the difficulties that transgender applicants in particular may face during a recruitment process; if Trans applicants have any concerns regarding the process please contact Rebecca Harding (Trans HR Support Officer) on 07770975678 or rebecca.harding@northumberland.gov.uk

We operate a guaranteed interview scheme for disabled applicants who meet the essential criteria.
All applications to work on a part-time will be considered in line with the requirements of the post and the needs of the service.  

If you have a disability and would prefer to apply in a different format or would like us to make reasonable adjustments to enable you to attend an interview please contact hrrecruitment@northumberland.gov.uk

Please note
This job is closed for applications.