Casework Advocacy Intern Jobs Vacancy at British Red Cross
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About the British Red Cross
The British Red Cross is a volunteer-led humanitarian organisation that helps people in crisis, whoever and wherever they are. We enable vulnerable people at home and overseas to prepare for and respond to emergencies in their own communities. And when the crisis is over, we help people recover and move on with their lives.
About our internship scheme
Interns at the British Red Cross are highly valued for the skills and energy they bring. We aim to provide our interns with an insight into the daily workings of the world's largest humanitarian organisation. The successful candidate will have access to relevant in-house training and development opportunities during the course of their placement. There may be some ad hoc opportunities to get involved in other areas of activity.
Your role as an intern will help make a great contribution to the work of the British Red Cross. You will take responsibility for achieving specific objectives that are agreed with you within one of the various departments across the UK. You will have a real responsibility and place in the department, bringing some of your skills and experience to the role; you will also have the chance to develop workplace skills.
About this role
To be provided to the Volunteer Mobilisation team
Casework & Advocacy Coordinator
This internship will last a maximum of 12 weeks volunteering up to 3-4 days each week. The volunteering hours are negotiable to balance your needs and what can be achieved in the role.
> Casework - Supporting the Casework and Advocacy Coordinator (CAC) with client casework and advocating for clients over issues around asylum support, accommodation etc.
> Advice - Providing direct client advice face to face and over the telephone covering a range of issues such as asylum, destitution, integration, healthcare, orientation etc.
> Research - Supporting the CAC with research around areas of asylum support, housing, healthcare, immigration etc. to develop knowledge and resources within the team.
> Admin - Supporting the CAC with general admin duties and development of administration systems in order to improve the long term service delivery.
> Filing - updating and developing our filing system to an electronic only service delivery. Archiving client files.
> Destitution provisions - Providing client with destitution provisions where eligible.
> Data entry - Updating client records on our client database.
What we are looking for
> Good literacy skills
> Research skills.
> Problem solving skills
> Communication skills
> IT skills
> Admin skills
> Some knowledge of issues faced by refugees and asylum seekers.
What we offer
> A full induction, with ongoing support and supervision throughout your placement
> Access to relevant in-house training and development opportunities, including British Red Cross intranet site, e-learning facility and one-to-one career sessions or career development workshops
> Valuable exposure to the work of the Red Cross in the UK and around the world
> A great opportunity to develop your existing skills and to gain new ones
> Reasonable travel and lunch expenses paid
Being a volunteer for the British Red Cross means that you can proudly say you are part of the world's largest humanitarian organisation, and one of our 13 million volunteers across the world.
This internship would be ideal for anyone wishing to seek experience in an NGO or with an interest in humanitarian work and in particular client advocacy.
Young People and this role
Our internship opportunities are open to people at different stages of their career, aged 15 or above. Whether your student, a recent graduate or someone with more experience looking for a career change, we would be happy to hear from you.
We value the energy and enthusiasm that young people bring to this role. Anyone can volunteer with the Red Cross from the age of 15. An individual risk assessment, parental consent and safeguarding considerations will be required for those aged 15 - 17. The nature of the activities specific to your intern opportunity may mean that you need to be 18 years or older.
Approximate training hours 3.5.
Minimum Induction - within 3 weeks
Full Induction - within 3 months
Has attended an Intern Welcome Workshop or attended Foundation Training classroom workshops dependant on the nature of the role.