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Social Cohesion Officer - Asylum Seeker Services

Employer: Uniting Lentara
Work Type/s: Part Time
Classification/s: Community Development, Legal & Human Rights, Multiculturalism & Diversity
Sector/s: Not For Profit (NFP)
Location: Melbourne

Job posted on: 27 November, 2017.
Applications close: 10 December, 2017. (Expired)

About Uniting:

At Uniting we are passionate about working together to inspire people, enliven communities and confront injustice.

We are proud to have been part of local communities for over 100 years delivering services across Victoria and Tasmania. With a team of 7,000 skilled and committed individuals we provide over 770 programs and services to people of all ages to learn, thrive and enjoy a healthy, happy life. We're there for children, families, people with disability, older people and those experiencing homelessness, mental illness or drug and alcohol addiction.

Uniting is looking for great people who, like us, celebrate diversity and welcome everyone regardless of ethnicity, faith, sexual orientation and gender identity.

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About the opportunity:

Working within a small team of staff and volunteers, the Social Cohesion Officer plays a vital role in providing support and assistance to people seeking asylum attending the Asylum Seeker Welcome Centre.

The position has a key role in actively developing and planning social and recreational initiatives as part of programs at the Asylum Seeker Welcome Centre and coordinating the Saturday program. The Social Cohesion Officer will develop and enhance participatory social activity opportunities for asylum seekers living within the community, with the aim of reducing social isolation and building social cohesion.

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About you:

You are an energetic and experienced with a proven ability to work with people seeking asylum in Australia.Have demonstrated experience working in the community sector and you will have, knowledge of current trends, resources and information related to people seeking asylum to reduce social isolation. Experience in the provision of developing engaging social & recreational programs and demonstrated ability to provide support and advice to people from multicultural backgrounds will be critical in this role.

Additionally, the ability to meet deadlines and schedules in order to achieve goals and objectives matched with your strong written and verbal communication skills including preparing reports and correspondence. Strong engagement and interpersonal skills with demonstrated ability to manage complex stakeholder relationships is vital in this role.

How to apply for this job

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