Asylum Seekers Information Services Team (A.Ss.I.S.T.)’s role is to ensure that as many asylum seekers as they can assist are well informed and duly ‘heard’. Their aim is to serve the asylum seeker community by providing a high standard of information services to asylum seekers.
Where is it?
What will I be doing?
Advisors will use their legal training to inform asylum seekers by language groups and to prepare individual asylum seekers for key interviews in the application process. Interpreters are the ‘without which’ their Team and Advisors cannot work effectively. Officer Manager/Admin will be key in organising appointments and schedules for all team activities: providing the essential support to the Team and client service to the asylum seekers.
What impact would I have?
Irrespective of your role, you will be contributing to the provision of professionally delivered information services – a service which supports the right to correct, uptodate and essential information for asylum seekers to ensure their understanding and henced enhanced confidence in their approach to their applications for international protection.
Who will I be working with?
Lawyers, interpreters and support staff in the office and at the Information Desk make up the Team. The clients are asylum seekers of diverse nationalities, ethnicities and cultures, many of whom have fled war and persecution and the trauma that such experience causes. Some are not bona fide ‘refugees’ – all have the right to be heard and to fair process.
The Team in Chios will assist you in arranging accommodation in accordance to your requirements. It should be noted that costs are often considerably higher in the tourist season (May to September).
No extra costs.