Brushstrokes is an award winning project based in 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 the organisation to increase access to free immigration advice in this area.
Salary: SCP 26-28 £24,515.00 – £26,140.00 per annum
Term: Fixed contract until March 2023
Hours: 37 per week (Job Share Considered)
Based: In Smethwick
Brushstrokes require an experienced Immigration Adviser to deliver immigration advice to OISC standards. The post holder will provide casework support service to individuals whose status affects access to housing, health, welfare benefits and social care. The Adviser will also deliver advice at the Centre and outreach locations, as well as support other advisers delivering immigration advice at a drop-in service in Oldbury.
Successful candidates will:
• Have OISC level 2.
• Have Knowledge of current asylum and immigration law and entitlements to welfare benefits, housing, health and social care.
• Understand the issues faced by recent migrants and be able to work with individuals from differing social and cultural backgrounds.
• Be familiar with casework management systems, OISC audit requirements with experience of supervising paid or volunteer advisers.
• Have a commitment work to the project’s ethos of ‘Welcoming the Stranger’.
For a discussion about the role and the hours, please call Dave Newall direct on 0121 565 2234.
Applications close on Wednesday, 26th May 2021. Interviews will be held on Tuesday, 1st June 2021