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CALD Project Officer - Bankstown

Wellways
  • Join a nationally recognised and growing provider of mental health and disability services invested in helping people in our communities
  • Full-Time Fixed Term opportunities till 29 October 2021 based in Bankstown
  • $ 70,000 per annum + superannuation + salary packaging benefits + leave loading

About this opportunity

The CALD (Culturally and Linguistically Diverse) Project based in South Western Sydney has been created to support CALD population with SW Sydney who are not accessing services (e.g. the NDIS support services) and related government subsidies that they may be entitled to at the same rate as other Australians.

The Project Officer will assist in establishing connections with the Arabic community by sourcing and engaging with CALD organisations and community groups. Home visits and outreach to potential participants will be facilitated by the Project Officer which will include communication in the Arabic language. Project Officer will also co-facilitate workshops designed with the Arabic community to create a toolkit that will then be implemented across Wellways services.

The Project Officers role will involve:

  • Sourcing and engaging CALD organisations and community groups to be a part of the project
  • Conducting home visits and outreach to members of the Arabic community utilising extensive Arabic language skills
  • Co-facilitation of a series of community workshops to develop a toolkit
  • Assisting in sourcing volunteers and community "Champions" to support outreach into the Arabic community
  • Assist in researching current approaches to CALD engagement in Australia and elsewhere
  • Leading cross-language communication between members of the Arabic community and the Project Management team

What do you need?

  • Diploma level qualifications or higher in a relevant subject
  • Fluent and literate in English and Arabic
  • A current valid Driver's License
  • Satisfactory Police Records Check [less than 12 months old] and Working with Children Check, prior to commencement
  • Right to Work within Australia.
  • NDIS (National Disability Insurance Scheme) Worker Orientation Module Certificate is mandatory prior to commencement: https://www.ndiscommission.gov.au/workers/support-for-workers/training-course
  • Ability to participate in out of hours' activities as required to undertake the role

About Wellways

Our Values: Honesty, Acceptance, Fairness, Commitment, Participation.

Wellways Australia is a leading not-for-profit organisation dedicated to ensuring all Australians lead active and fulfilling lives in their community. We work with individuals, families and the community to help them imagine and achieve better lives. We advocate for change to make sure people can access the best possible care and information when they need it. We provide a wide range of services and assistance for people with mental health issues, disabilities, youth and older Australians and those requiring community care.

How to Apply

To apply and to download a copy of the position description please visit our Careers page (www.wellways.org/careers-wellways).

For a confidential discussion about the role, please contact Ikram Moussa, CALD Project Coordinator on imoussa@wellways.org, using the subject line: CALD Project Officer - Bankstown enquiry via EthicalJobs or 0431 837 042.

We warmly encourage people from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities and people with a lived experience of mental health and disability to apply.

Wellways Australia Limited is committed to the safeguarding of children and vulnerable people.

All applicants applying for roles within Wellways must undergo a screening process prior to their successful appointment.

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