We are looking for a self motivated and independent NRPF Caseworker to deliver casework of a high standard to support people to address immigration related issues with the Home Office and assist towards independence and self sufficiency.
This role will also involve providing advice and support to staff working in mental health services who are supporting people subject to immigration control, to ensure statutory duties are complied with.
The applicant will have a specialist expert knowledge of Immigration, Housing and Human Rights law as well as relevant statutory guidance and case law.
Main duties of the job
- To implement statutory safeguarding duties to alleviate destitution when people have 'no recourse to public funds' and cannot access housing support or welfare benefits but are owed a duty of care (including financial assistance) under social services' legislation
- To deliver casework of a high standard to support people to address immigration related issues with the Home Office and assist in the towards independence and self-sufficiency
- Costs incurred as a result of implementing statutory duties to alleviate destitution are not reimbursed by government and this creates considerable financial risks for the council as a result of the 'NRPF' condition and national immigration policy
- An effective way to control costs for the council is to reduce the time families and adults remain in receipt of financial support, caseworkers will be expected to implement intensive and informed case-work support to achieve this.
Our mission is to make a positive difference to people's lives by improving the quality of life for all we serve. Our values are: We Care, We Respect, We are Inclusive - so we are looking for people who live and breathe these qualities when supporting service users and carers, and in their relationships with colleagues in the Trust and our partner organisations.
Job description Job responsibilities
Kindly refer to the job description and person specification that is attached to the vacancy profile.
Person Specification Education/ Qualification/ Training Essential
- oEducated to degree level or hold a relevant professional qualification and/or demonstrable work delivered to degree level standard
- oEvidence of continual professional development
- oRMN, Dip SW or OT qualification
- oSubstantial community experience of providing mental health care at Band 6 or above.
- oExperience of working in a multi-professional team
- oExperience of supervising and appraising staff.
- oExperience of deputising and leading an MDT in the absence of the team manager.
Skills & Abilities Essential
- oAbility to undertake mental health assessments in a professional and sensitive manner
- oAbility to communicate with service users/carers and colleagues across agencies effectively
- oAbility to negotiate and lead across professional boundaries
- oAbility to challenge traditional methods of practice in a constructive manner.
- oAbility to identify best practice and develop action plans to resolve poor practice.
- oAbility to manage own time and work independently, prioritising work as required.
- oAbility to chair clinical meetings to ensure productive outcomes is achieved.
- oAbility to supervise and appraise staff members.
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