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We’re recruiting – Caseworker

Jobs 2 September 2023

We are looking for a part-time Caseworker to join our team.

About us: Room to Heal is a human rights charity and therapeutic 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: therapeutic support groups, gardening, individual therapy and casework, 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, destitution and financial support, and support with accessing good immigration and asylum legal support. You will work closely with another full-time caseworker and casework volunteers, and a small team of therapists. This role also includes supporting community activities during the week.  

Hours: 3 days per week; Fridays essential
Contract: Fixed term, 6 months 
Start-date: Immediate
Deadline: 18th September 2023 at 9AM

To find out more please see the job description.

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 Dilara Harvey-Smith via email 

We are an equal opportunities employer. We welcome applications from people with lived experience of the challenges that our organisation addresses.

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