21 hours per week
£22,000 per annum (pro rata for part time)
Fixed Term Contract until June 2019
Connecting Opportunities works with new migrants to develop their skills and opportunities to find work and be part of the local community. Ten organisations that specialise in working with migrants are offering tailored support, cultural orientation, English language classes and other training across West Yorkshire and part of North Yorkshire (Craven, Harrogate, Selby and York).
The project is also creating new local connections, with opportunities for local people to be volunteer mentors and befrienders, and for employers to provide work placements to help people get a foothold in the job market. Connecting Opportunities is funded by the European Social Fund and the National Lottery, through the Big Lottery Fund.
As an Integration Key Worker you will develop and provide a range of tailored services to support socially excluded new migrants and refugees to enable them integrate locally and the wider UK host society.
This will include carrying out engagement work and providing one to one and group based support around a range of areas including; education, employment, cultural orienteering and health in co-operation with a wide range of agencies.
To be suitable for this role you must have experience of providing support to isolated migrants and refugees, possess excellent people skills and be able to communicate with a diverse range of communities and individuals across Calderdale and Kirklees.
You must also be able to demonstrate experience of working within community based settings and with a proven background of offering excellent quality information, advice and guidance.
Halifax Opportunities Trust is committed to safer recruitment policies and practices. This includes appropriate DBS (disclosure & barring) checks for all, ensuring references are taken up and adequate training on safeguarding adults.
Closing date for applications is 23rd January 2019 @ 5:00 pm
Interviews to be held on 28th January 2019
For an informal discussion regarding the above post please contact
Surraya Bibi on 01422 347392.
To apply, please download an application pack and return it, completed to firstname.lastname@example.org
Please note that CVs are not accepted as a form of application.