Immigration Advisor - 1 Year Fixed term contract
Brushstrokes is an award-winning project in partnership with Father Hudson’s Care, The Infant Jesus Sisters and the parish of St Philip Neri, Smethwick. The project is well established with a proven track record in supporting refugees, asylum seekers and migrants in Sandwell and surrounding areas. Working with Sandwell Council, Sandwell Citizens Advice and Sandwell Advice Providers Network this post will enable us to increase access to free immigration advice in this area.
We require an experienced Immigration Advisor to deliver immigration advice to OISC standards and casework support service to individuals whose status affects access to housing, health, welfare benefits and social care. Delivering advice at our centre and outreach locations you will also support other advisors delivering immigration advice at a drop-in service in Oldbury.
Successful candidates will be either a qualified solicitor or have OISC level 2, have knowledge of current asylum and immigration law and entitlements to welfare benefits, housing, health and social care. You will understand the issues faced by recent migrants and be able to work with individuals from differing social and cultural backgrounds. Familiar with casework management systems, OISC audit requirements with experience of supervising paid or volunteers advisors and a commitment work to the project’s ethos of ‘Welcoming the Stranger’. An Enhanced disclosure from the Disclosure & Barring Service will be requested by FHS if appointed.
For a discussion about the role and the hours you can call Dave Newall direct on 0121 565 2234