The Refugee Council is one of the leading organisations in the UK working with asylum seekers and refugees. Our operational teams based in various locations in England provide advice and assistance across a wide range of issues, including helping asylum seekers through the complexities of the asylum system, addressing issues of destitution and assisting refugees and asylum seekers to access key services including housing, welfare benefits, health, education and employment.
Our teams work with relevant agencies including the Home Office, Refugee Community Organisations, Local Authorities, Legal Service Providers, Housing Providers, Health Institutions, Job Centre Plus and other mainstream service providers.
Context and Purpose of the role
The Refugee Council Children’s Section assists around 3000 separated children seeking asylum and refugees every year. We provide practical advice, support and advocacy. We also provide or facilitate English language and maths classes and a range of activities including life skills, study support, art and drama classes, sports activities and educational and recreational trips. Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, we moved some of our class delivery online and have since maintained this support to children seeking asylum based across England. We run both face to face and remote classes.
The volunteer teacher will support the Youth Development Project Coordinator to provide a safe service to children and vulnerable young people in south London or teach remotely. As part of our service, we offer English and Maths classes to unaccompanied children and young people who are not yet accessing mainstream education. We are currently looking for volunteers with teaching experience both in-person and remotely using various digital platforms, including Zoom.
There will be approximately 5-15 students per class.
As this role involves direct access to children/vulnerable adults, volunteers will be required to obtain a satisfactory DBS disclosure prior to commencing in their role.
Main Duties and Responsibilities
The specific main duties of the role will be:
- To plan and deliver a weekly two-hour, age and ability appropriate, English class for young refugees (most students will be of pre-entry or entry 1 level)
- To plan class content in advance
- To judge students ability and deliver lessons appropriate to their ability
- To deliver classes for a half a day on a weekly basis
For more information please see the job description and person specification found here [DOC]
To apply for this role please complete the application form found here [DOC] and send to firstname.lastname@example.org
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