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UASC Support Worker - Unaccompanied Asylum Seeking Children

£22,817 per annum
Full Time - 37 hours per week Monday-Friday (must be prepared to work flexibly to suit the needs of the job - may include, evenings, weekends and bank holidays)

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Salary:            £22,817 per annum

Contract:        Permanent

Hours:            37 hours per week –working Monday – Friday 9am-5pm (finish 4.30pm on Friday), on occasion                                         weekend/unsocial hours may be required.

Location:        Littlehampton – with a proposed re-location to Chichester or Bognor Regis area.

        Renewal date 31 March 2027


This role will provide low-level supported accommodation for Unaccompanied Asylum Seeking Children aged 16-25.  As a support worker you will engage with young people to achieve their goals and agreed outcomes, work collaboratively with other relevant organisations to empower young people to make positive choices and to develop socially, personally and emotionally in order that they may grow in confidence and independence.

You will be expected to navigate local service provision, building strong relationships with a range of different professionals whilst advocating on the individual’s behalf and will need to be robust and passionate about working with young people.

Duties may include:

  • To provide support of a minimum of 2 (up to 4) hours targeted support work per week, per person, inspiring engagement and responding to service users’ needs as they work through their co-authored support plans.
  • To support and guide young people as they develop the life skills required to sustain genuine independence and fulfil their potential.
  • To seek to improve the safety, wellbeing and development of young people, to prepare them for independent living in the future.
  • To assist young people to access and maintain engagement with education, training and voluntary work experience.
  • To liaise with personal advisors and the Home Office/solicitors to ensure that asylum claims are processed in a timely manner, and are able to support young people to appeal negative decisions

In order to be successful in this role you will need:

  • Relevant experience of working in housing, care or support services.
  • Experience of partnership working with a variety of agencies, including health, housing, education and voluntary agencies
  • Experience of safeguarding issues including reporting, and risk management
  • Experience and understanding of cultural diversity and the ability to work with people from a range of different cultures and backgrounds
  • Ability to organise and prioritise your work, ensuring you manage your own time and plan your workload to meet deadlines
  • Confident in using a computer and able to use Microsoft packages such as word and excel
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal, and the ability to communicate with a wide range of people.
  • Ability to deal with challenging behaviour and ability to deal with issues of a sensitive nature.

The benefits of working at Stonepillow:

  • Actively supporting those in need in your local community
  • Healthcare and wellbeing support including access to in-app virtual appointments with NHS registered GPs and access to a comprehensive Employee Assistance programme with face-to-face counselling
  • A medical cashback scheme and retail discounts
  • Stakeholder pension, employer contribution of 5%
  • 25 days holiday plus bank holidays


A bit about us:

Stonepillow support and empower homeless and vulnerable people with compassion and commitment to achieve sustainable independence and wellbeing and make positive changes in their lives.


We reserve the right to close this vacancy early if a high volume of applications have been received. 

Early applications are encouraged, interviews will commence before the closing date if suitable candidates are identified


Stonepillow is committed to safeguarding children, young people and vulnerable adults.  All post holders are subject to a satisfactory enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check.


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