Support Work Coordinator

Nottingham Arimathea Trust
23000.00 GBP Annual
27 Sep 2017
25 Oct 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

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SALARY: GBP23,000 pro rata (based on 37 hours a week)

HOURS: 30 hours per week

LOCATION: All Souls Community Centre office base, and Trust properties


To co-ordinate support for residents living in properties managed by the Trust and be responsible for the recruitment, training, support and supervision of student social worker placements from local universities.

This post is line managed by the Chief Executive Officer.


Assessment of, and responsibility for, resident support

  • To liaise with referral agencies to establish effective working arrangements for receiving and processing referrals.
  • To talk and meet with residents and assess their support needs, drawing up a support plan and reviewing the plan as necessary, utilising the outcomes star distance travelled method.
  • Responsibility for co-ordinating the day to day support of residents.
  • To work with residents to maintain their licence agreement.
  • To oversee the facilitation of access to other support services including legal advice, counselling, health care etc.
  • Identify the support role a mentor could have with a named resident.
  • To support and facilitate residents' involvement in the community.

Onsite supervision of student social workers.

  • Liaison with universities to secure social worker student placements to meet the needs of the organisation in terms of providing support work for residents.
  • Supervision and training for student social workers
  • Line management and caseload oversight with student social workers
  • Identifying learning and training needs for student social workers
  • Creating learning opportunities for student social workers
  • Observation of practice of student social workers
  • Report writing on student's placements and grade recommendation to the student's university.

Volunteer & Organisational Training

  • To devise and run / facilitate training for volunteers either by running tailored volunteer training for NAT volunteers and / or working collaboratively with other training providers.
  • To provide training for external organisations to develop services for refugees and asylum seekers in their communities.
  • To raise awareness of the situation facing asylum seekers and refugees to enhance the public profile and the potential for new supporters for the Trust.
  • To ensure that volunteers & students are aware of the Trust's safeguarding policies relating to work with children and vulnerable adults, and are adequately trained.


  • To keep records of residents in terms of background information on age, country of origin, state of asylum application, support needs and actions taken,match to volunteer mentor, progress with volunteer mentor and resident partnership, community involvement.
  • To report to funders as required on inputs, outputs and outcomes of projects.

Supervision, Training & Accountability

  • To participate in regular supervision with NAT Chief Executive Officer.
  • To promote good practice in working with people who may be vulnerable to ensure the well-being and safety of volunteers and residents.
  • To keep informed on asylum and related issues through training, conferences, reading, etc.
  • To attend and give reports to NAT Board of Trustees on a regular basis.
  • To contribute Annual Reviews and Annual General Meetings as required.


To carry out all of the above in accordance with the aims and values of Nottingham Arimathea Trust and in collaboration with the CEO and other staff and trustees of NAT