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Settlement Grants Worker


Employer: Multicultural Services Centre of WA (Inc)
Work Type/s: Part Time
Classification/s: Community Development, Multiculturalism & Diversity, Social Work
Sector/s: Not For Profit (NFP)
Location: Perth

Job posted on: 03 February, 2012.
Applications close: 16 February, 2012. (Expired)

  • $46,625-$52,046 (pro rata)
  • Part time basis, based in Mirrabooka

The Multicultural Services Centre of WA is a community services organisation established to meet the settlement, welfare, education and training, cultural and related needs of culturally and linguistically diverse Western Australians, undertake research and community education activities related to their needs, and establish Foundations/Trusts for this purpose.

The Centre is seeking expressions of interest for the above position funded by the Department of Immigration and Citizenship, which is available for 30 hours per fortnight. Additional hours are available for those willing to undertake similar work for the Centre. The job description, duties and selection criteria are outlined below.

Job description

The role of the Settlement Grant Workers is to undertake community development initiatives and to provide case work and other settlement services to recently arrived refugee, humanitarian and family stream entrants.

Duties of the position include

  • Provision of general settlement service comprising information, referral and advocacy services for eligible Settlement Grant Program clients.
  • Undertaking community development and related initiatives as per the work program.
  • Building and maintaining networks with relevant mainstream organisations.
  • Attending network meetings and other meetings as required promoting the role of the funded program.
  • Providing written reports as required by the Program coordinator.
  • Maintaining appropriate filing and inputting service data as per DIAC requirements.
  • Other duties as directed by the Program Coordinator and or the Executive Director.

Essential criteria

  • Tertiary qualifications in social work, social welfare disciplines or substantial experience in the delivery of community services.
  • Demonstrated advocacy, information dissemination and referral skills.
  • Sound knowledge of services available to migrants and refugees especially from new and emerging communities
  • Demonstrated capacity to work with recently arrived refugees, humanitarian and family stream entrants on individual, group and community levels.
  • Well developed verbal and written communication skills.
  • Ability to work in a team environment and independently
  • Good understanding of the needs, concerns and aspirations of recently arrived refugees and humanitarian entrants, from new and emerging communities.
  • Computer literacy and word processing skills
  • Possession of WA Drivers Licence.
  • Ability to communicate/speak a language other than English, preferably a language spoken by new & emerging communities (may be waived if all other criteria are met).

For additional information please ring Zeljka on 08 9328 1544 or Ramdas on 08 9328 2699 or email ramdas@mscwa.com.au

How to apply for this job

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