Immigration Link Worker

£26,446 - £30,095 pa
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This is a Permanent, Full time vacancy that will close in {x} days at {xx:xx} BST.

Do you want to work in a role where you can support people to rebuild their lives?

About the role

We are currently looking for a committed and passionate individual to join the Street Legal team as an Immigration Link Worker, embedded within the Rough Sleeping Services in Bristol. The person will provide support to non-UK nationals who are homeless and link them with immigration advice service providers.

Street Legal is a unique cross-sector collaboration aiming to provide access to impartial, confidential and free immigration advice for non-UK nationals who sleep rough. Street Legal tackles rough sleeping through a combination of immigration advice, temporary housing and training for the homelessness and migration sectors. During this process people are helped to access temporary accommodation at St Mungo’s, support services and healthcare. They also receive food, clothing, toiletries and travel support.

  • As an Immigration Link Worker, you will respond to referrals and carry out comprehensive strength-based assessments, considering the requirements under current immigration rules, provisions for immigration advice and agreed timeframes.
  • You will organise and facilitate initial consultations with immigration advice service providers in a way that effectively encourages engagement, and promotes opportunities for clients to resolve their immigration matters.
  • Working in partnership with specialist staff and external partners you will be responsible for supporting the working shift pattern of the service, whilst overseeing case load of clients.
  • You will work flexibly in different settings, including St Mungo’s offices or on street outreach shifts.

About you

To succeed in this highly rewarding role you will have an understanding of the issues faced by homeless or vulnerably housed people, or you may have had personal experience of homelessness yourself.

  • You will have some experience of helping vulnerable people to identify personal goals and supporting them through a process of change.
  • A sound understanding of the support needs of people with unresolved or pending immigration status, No Recourse to Public Funds, low incomes, and professional boundary issues is essential for this role.
  • Good communication skills and the ability to work with others whilst managing your own time.
  • Above all we are looking for inspirational, committed individuals who have a genuine desire to support people to transform their lives.

How to apply

Click the ‘Apply Now’ Button to start your online application form. 

To view the job description and guidance on completing your application form, please click on the ‘document’ tab on the advert page on our website.

Closing Date: 10am on 24 August 2022

Interview and Assessment date: 6 and 9 September 2022

At St Mungo’s our vision is that everyone has a place to call home and can fulfil their hopes and ambitions. As a homelessness charity and housing association, our clients are at the heart of what we do, and in 2019 – 2020 we supported 32,800 people across all of our services. Our staff are crucial to making this happen.

  • Committed to maintaining your work-life balance
  • Defined contribution pension scheme

  • We welcome people from a wide range of experiences and value transferrable skills.
  • 29% of all appointments in 2020/21 were internal promotions.
  • Reaching potential

A DBS disclosure check is a requirement for this post and will be undertaken for the successful candidate. 

Please be advised that all appointments will be made on St Mungo’s current standard Terms and Conditions (T&Cs); this also applies to any internal candidates.

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