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Resettlement Officer

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Job Summary

Contract Type:
Working Pattern:
Full time
Advert Start Date:
Advert End Date:
24/10/2021 23:59
£24,982 - £27,741
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Employment Location:
Blyth Civic Centre
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Job details 

Closing date:
24 Oct

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Further information

Do you want a challenging and rewarding career with real opportunities to change the lives of people in Northumberland, if you are dynamic, dedicated and enthusiastic then we want to hear from you.
Who is NCC?
World renowned as a visitor destination, Northumberland is also the ideal location to strike a perfect work/life balance. What better way of enjoying the picturesque scenery and stunning coastline than to sample it on an everyday basis?

Our Vision is: “To make Northumberland a county which you regard as a great place to live, and in which you can access the things you enjoy, whilst having the opportunity to learn and thrive”

Resettlement Officer - Asylum Seekers & Refugees

The Role

Your role is to support families and individuals who are placed in Northumberland that have either been granted refugee status or are seeking asylum. You will provide practical and emotional support to vulnerable people, ensuring the work with families respects and values all cultures and is appreciative of the variety of family structures and ways of bringing up children.

You will use effective risk assessment tools to identify risks and undertake appropriate actions.

You will undertake practical support with clients to promote sustainable independent living, developing effective individual support packages by completing needs assessments, support plans and support reviews.

You will adhere to both service and Council policies and procedures regarding working practices and service delivery. This will include Safeguarding Children and Vulnerable Adults, Health and Safety, GDPR/Confidentiality and our Code of Conduct.

We are offering:
- A starting salary of £24,982 (rising to £27,741)
- 25 days annual leave plus public and bank holidays (rising to 30 after 5 years of service)(pro-rata for part-time employees)
- Automatic enrolment into the Local Government Pension Scheme
- Flexi scheme applicable to majority of roles
- Local government discount schemes available to all employees with offers at local businesses along with various national brands

Essential requirements:
- NVQ level 3 or equivalent
- Understanding of safeguarding
- Experience of working with families
- The ability to engage and challenge families and to work as part of a multi agency team
- The ability to work under pressure
- The post involves travel throughout the county therefore you must be able to meet the transport requirements

Full information can be found in the attached job description

Closing date for applications will be midnight on 24th October 2021

We are proud to be an equal opportunities employer. We operate a guaranteed interview scheme for disabled applicants who meet the essential criteria. If you wish to notify us of your eligibility for this scheme please email hrrecruitment@northumberland.gov.uk with your name and the job title you have applied for and one of the recruitment team will ensure this is factored in the shortlisting process and kept anonymous. If you have a disability and would prefer to apply in a different format or would like us to make reasonable adjustments to enable you to attend an interview please also let the team know.

For guidance on completing your application and for information about our Equality and Diversity principles, please see attached notes.

In line with the County Council’s Recruitment & Selection Policy, please note that we are unable to accept CV’s. Any information provided on CV’s will not be considered for short-listing purposes.

Although we advertise on North East Jobs, your application process will be directed to our Taleo system. Please note that all communication regarding your application for this post will be sent to the email address that you have registered with Taleo, including your invite to interview if you are short-listed. Please check your email after the closing date for notification from ‘hr-empty@invalidemail.com’ as you will not be notified by any other means.

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