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Female* Adavu support caseworker (maternity cover)

Birmingham Methodist District

(0.8 FTE (Full Time Equivalent)- 32 hours a week)

Salary: £17,868 p.a. (initial appointment for 9 months, with a possible extension to 12 months)

Based at: Office in Balsall Heath, Birmingham, with some occasional travel throughout the West Midlands and UK as required. Home working possible by agreement with Management group. This role will also require the support worker to travel to meet with clients and attend appointments across the West Midlands policing area.

Adavu is a project of the Birmingham Methodist District (registered charity 1134167) which responds to modern slavery in the West Midlands.   Our main area of work is offering long-term support and advocacy for adult survivors of modern slavery. We currently employ two support workers.  See  for further information.

We are seeking to recruit a Support Caseworker to provide maternity cover:

  • To support adult victims/ survivors of modern day slavery when facing transition, primarily due to transition from the National Referral Mechanism associated (NRM) initial aftercare, but on occasion, offering support to beneficiaries who have not accessed NRM support but who can be identified as victims or potential victims of modern slavery.
  • The Support Caseworker will have responsibility for delivering quality casework services based at Adavu’s offices at the Jericho Foundation, Balsall Heath, Birmingham, but accepting referrals from across the city and the region.
  • The post holder will primarily be assisting people on an appointment basis in public places (such as a café) but will also be required to accompany clients to other appointments, or to meet clients in their homes or elsewhere as necessary.
  • An element of the work will involve facilitating a regular client drop-in session which will be a Birmingham venue to be confirmed.

This is to be achieved within the wider context of the work of the Adavu Project.

Closing date for applications Mon 27th May 2019 5pm. Interviews will be held on Mon 3rd June 2019.  *This post is covered by a Genuine Occupational Requirement (Schedule 9; Equality Act 2010).

Please e-mail for an application pack or ring 0121 647 1960 and ask for Adavu (please note the office is staffed Monday to Friday only 9-3pm).

We follow the Methodist Safer Recruitment policy and procedures. The successful candidate will be required to have undertaken an Enhanced DBS check with barring information before starting the post.