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Multicultural Support Navigator - Multiple Locations


about us

Karakan specialises in supporting people who experience mental health and psychosocial disability. We believe that people with mental health needs can live a meaningful and fulfilling life and that recovery is possible. Our mission is to help people who have mental health needs build resilience and live life better, together as a community. We are committed to an inclusive community that treats individuals facing mental health challenges with empathy, respect, and acceptance. Our leadership and approach to service and support is continually guided by the belief "YOU CAN. WE CAN.” This speaks to the strength and importance of each individual as well as the power of the collective as we work together to build an inclusive community.

We are a well-established mental health and psychosocial disability service provider with a long and rich history of working with people whose lives have been affected by mental health challenges. We strive to empower each person we serve, enabling them to make meaningful and positive changes in their lives. We achieve this by promoting and fostering inclusion, connection and building resilience through our recovery-oriented and trauma informed services. Our values and guiding principles encompass our commitment to upholding human rights, enhancing wellbeing and making a positive impact in the lives of people with mental health needs. 

We are dedicated to cultivating a work environment that fosters passion, determination and resilience among our staff members. Our high-quality services are contingent on value-driven, skilled and motivated workers. We prioritise the development and support of our staff. We are committed to providing a workplace where staff are valued for their individuality, supported to overcome challenges and nurtured in their personal and professional growth.

about the opportunity

We are recruiting now for several full time Multicultural Support navigator roles for a Queensland Wide ILC Social and Community Participation Grant Funding program awarded jointly to Karakan and Selectability in 2024 for a period of two years, completing in 30.06.2026.

The aim of the program is to work with and empower local organisations, community leaders, stakeholders and young people across the programs geographical footprint to better foster accessibility, inclusion, and participation of Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CALD) and First Nations Youth with Psychosocial Disabilities.

The navigator roles are on the ground roles, engaging with local community cultural leaders, organisations and young people and their families to help facilitate culturally-appropriate connections and access to mainstream community supports, services and activities that enable social and economic inclusion and participation. The roles will focus in the following localities: Brisbane, Beenleigh, Gold Coast, Ipswich, Toowoomba and Caboolture.

Key responsibilities will be:

  • Identify and create an engagement plan and strategies to engage with local CALD or FN youths incorporating community organisations, stakeholders and businesses
  • Build trust, connect and collaborate with identified/key stakeholders to ensure participation in program of cohort of CALD or FN youth.
  • Work with a case load of young people from target cohort and their families to enable successful access and participation in mainstream services and activities
  • Work with community stakeholders and young people to host and facilitate community opportunities that support inclusion and participation

To be successful in this role you will have extensive experience and proven success in the following areas:

  • Engagement and support of young people in a community context
  • Working with Multicultural communities
  • Community development and/or community/stakeholder engagement responsibilities

If this position interests you please apply and showcase your suitability for the role by addressing the points outlined above about your experience and proven success.

Thank you for your interest in joining the Karakan team. Applications for this position will be reviewed as they are received. If you would like a copy of the position description, please reach out to [email protected] using the subject line: Multicultural Support Navigator enquiry via EthicalJobs.

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