Psychosocial Practitioner - Family Reunion Integration Service

13 Mar 2019
27 Mar 2019
Contract Type
Full Time

Psychosocial Practitioner - Family Reunion Integration Service
Location: Glasgow (with regular travel to other project locations)
21 hours per week (3 days)
Contract type: Fixed Term (until September 2020)
Salary: £34,136 - £38,529 per annum, pro rata

Could you provide psychosocial support to refugees separated from their family members?

We are recruiting a part time Psychosocial Practitioner to provide psychosocial assessments and support to refugee sponsors who are separated from their family members going through the family reunion application process.

In this role, you will be responsible for conducting 1-1 assessments and working alongside a Project Co-ordinator to establish a psychosocial Hub providing support to sponsors going through the family reunion process. You will support the establishment and consolidation of peer support programmes and work alongside Barnardos to promote the wellbeing of reuniting families.

About the Project
Family Reunion is a key legal route through which refugees obtain protection in the UK.

This project is the UK's first national programme of integration support for reunited families. The British Red Cross will lead a partnership with Barnardo's and Queen Margaret University to provide holistic integration support to 3,000 people arriving through Family Reunion in eight locations in England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland. This will be complemented by a Research, Learning and Capacity Building work stream to explore research points, improve practice, and influence policy.

This project has been part-funded by the European Union Asylum, Migration and Integration Fund. Making management of migration flows more efficient across the European Union.

This role might be for you if...
  • You will have a relevant qualification (e.g. Postgraduate Degree or other professional qualification) in a profession related to psychosocial support.
  • You will have proven work experience following receiving the relevant professional qualification (e.g. in service development in voluntary or statutory sector, either in U.K. or overseas)
  • You have experience and professional expertise in trauma reactions, mental health issues and the management and negotiation of complex situations involving staff/volunteer welfare
  • This role may include extensive travel across a specific geographic area, including making overnight stays and onsite support following major incidents. You will also be expected to meet in London on a monthly basis, but may otherwise be based remotely.

Closing date for applications is 23:59 on Tuesday the 26th of March 2019. Interviews will be held on Friday 19th of April 2019.

Please note, we are not able to accept CV's for this vacancy, please complete an online application.

We offer a wide range of staff benefits, these include:
  • 36 days holiday (including Bank Holidays)
  • Option to buy an extra 5 days annual leave
  • Up to 6% contributory pension
  • Flexible working policy

A little more about us....
The British Red Cross help anyone, anywhere in the UK; get the support they need if crisis strikes. From hiring a wheelchair or dealing with loneliness, to adjusting to life in a new country - we're there when you need us.

Our organisation was born out of a desire to bring help without discrimination. Impartiality and neutrality have been central values for the Red Cross since we started.

At the British Red Cross, we are looking for the best people to help us provide support to millions of people affected by crisis in the UK. We want our team to reflect the diversity of the communities we serve, offering equal opportunities to everyone, regardless of; age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex, or sexual orientation.

Diversity is something we celebrate and we want you to be able to bring your authentic-self to the Red Cross. We want you to feel that you are in an inclusive environment, and a great position to help us spread the power of kindness.

In the British Red Cross we will not tolerate any form of misconduct, including sexual harassment, exploitation and abuse. We have a code of conduct in place, and are committed to creating a culture of integrity in the organisation where misconduct is not tolerated, situations of abuse are quickly investigated and perpetrators are dealt with effectively.

If you are appointed to a role within BRC you will be subject to the organisation's Code of Conduct, a copy of which you can find on our website.

As part of its recruitment and selection process the British Red Cross undertakes DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service) checking of all individuals who regularly work with or have access to children and vulnerable adults.

If driving is an essential requirement of the role, appropriate driver checks will be completed in line with current policy.

The British Red Cross, incorporated by Royal Charter 1908, is a charity registered in England and Wales (220949) and Scotland (SC037738).

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