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Settlement Worker

MARSS Australia Inc.
  • Migrant and Refugee Settlement Services (MARSS Australia Inc.) Canberra
  • $65,000 - $80,000 (dependent on experience)
  • Full time

MARSS Description

Migrant and Refugee Settlement Services is a leader in the provision of settlement and related services for migrants, refugees, asylum seekers and humanitarian entrants in the ACT and surrounding regions.

We are looking for Settlement workers to empower and support migrant and refugee individuals and communities with their settlement needs. The position is full time (38 hours a week) for a fixed term ending 31 July 2023 with a possible extension of contract.

Benefits include a competitive salary range based on skills and experience and salary packaging options to receive up to $30,000 of your salary tax-free.

About the role

We are looking for Settlement Workers with the skills to assist and empower eligible clients (including adults, families, and young people from migrant/refugee background in the ACT region) to address identified settlement needs and improve social participation, economic well-being, independence, personal well-being and community connectedness more broadly.

Settlement caseworkers will be responsible for the provision of high-quality case management and community development initiatives. The position operates within MARSS’ Settlement Team and is responsible for supporting the settlement journey of eligible clients as well as the case management of low and medium intensity cases.

To be considered for the position you must have:


  • Appropriate Tertiary qualifications in Social Work.
  • Current ACT Driver's licence and a Working with Vulnerable People card is essential.


  • An understanding of, and commitment to, the needs of newly arrived migrant and refugee communities, especially those from new and emerging communities.
  • Sound understanding of current Commonwealth and State policies related to immigration, settlement, asylum seekers, income support and other relevant social policies with demonstrated ability to respond flexibly to changing policy and program needs.
  • Demonstrated experience in Casework/Case Management, conducting needs assessments, developing, and reviewing case plans, providing information, referral, and advice.
  • Experience in the preparation of program reports.
  • Strong administration and time management skills. Ability to prioritise and work to deadlines with attention to detail.
  • Sound computer literacy and proficiency in use of Microsoft Office.
  • Lived experience of migration, and resettlement, and/or capacity to speak a relevant community language advantageous but not essential.

About you

You will be self-motivated with a positive and professional approach. Your genuine commitment to access and equity principles, multiculturalism and the values of respect, equality and integrity will be highly regarded.

For any enquiries please contact Dewani Bakkum CEO, MARSS Australia on 0434 744 620 or dewani.bakkum@marss.org.au using the subject line: Settlement Worker enquiry via EthicalJobs.

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