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Caseworker Job at Room to Heal

News 22 July 2020

We are looking for a Caseworker to join our team for up to a year

3 days per week, start date – September 2020 or as soon as possible after this date

Deadline for applications – midnight, 9th August 2020

Salary: £23,500 pro rata (£14,100 for 3 days) 

Room to Heal is a human rights charity and healing community based in London. We support people who have survived torture and organised violence to rebuild their lives in exile, through an integrated programme of therapeutic and casework assistance. We offer a range of activities including: support groups, individual therapy and casework, gardening, cooking and social gatherings, and therapeutic retreats.

At the heart of our work lies the cultivation of community, through which our members can restore meaningful relationships, overcome the legacy of their traumatic experiences and integrate into the UK. Our community is currently made up of over 100 members from over 30 countries: including former political prisoners; people who have been persecuted on account of their sexuality or religious belief; and those who have escaped trafficking.

Room to Heal is staffed by a team of committed individuals, who work hard but also recognise that a friendly, nurturing environment is crucial for all of our well-being. By joining Room to Heal you would also become a part of a small, close-knit, multi-cultural and inspiring community and be able to see first-hand the positive changes that your work enables in the lives of torture survivors.


Role of Post:  Provide casework support to members of our community who need help with accessing housing, education, training and employment, benefits or asylum support, and support with accessing good immigration and asylum legal support. In addition, this role includes supporting members during the Covid-19 pandemic to prevent destitution.  You will work alongside another caseworker and volunteer caseworkers, and a small team of therapists.  This role also includes supporting community activities during the week.  

Currently all of our work is carried out remotely, however, we aim to go back to face to face work when it is safe to do so.

Please apply by sending a CV and covering letter, detailing your interest in the role, your relevant experience and evidence of how you meet all aspects of the person specification in the attached job description.  Please send these to Elli Free, Director, via email elli.free@roomtoheal.org

We welcome and encourage applications from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic individuals, and those who are migrants or refugees with lived experience of the impact of immigration policy and practice.

If you have any questions about the role please email Suzie  suzie@roomtoheal.org

The closing date for applications is midnight on Sunday, 9th August 2020

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