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Work & Welcome Project Officer

House of Welcome
  • Attractive Salary Packaging Options
  • Part-time role
  • Based in Granville

WHO WE ARE

The House of Welcome (HoW) is committed to serve people seeking asylum who are living in the community. Clients come to HoW through word of mouth, by referral or through client networks.

Based in Granville, HoW currently provides medium term accommodation and housing for approximately 95 asylum seekers in 19 properties. In addition to housing, staff and volunteers offer a variety of support services such as casework, financial assistance, foodbank, referrals, advocacy and community development programs for numerous clients across Sydney.

ABOUT THE ROLE

Work & Welcome provides paid work placements for people seeking asylum and refugees in host schools and organisations across Sydney.

The role of the Work & Welcome Project Officer is to build partnerships with Work & Welcome providers to create meaningful work opportunities for clients, and to provide critical supports for clients to enable successful work placements.

The Work & Welcome Project Officer reports to the Employment Services Manager and is a critical member of the House of Welcome and St Francis Social Services Team.

The position requires strong stakeholder management, a commitment to building capacity and independence for clients and to grow the project to increase employment opportunities for clients.

For more details refer to the attached job description.

WHAT YOU WILL BRING

  • Demonstrated experience working with clients/project participants to access employment opportunities and successfully engage in placements
  • Proven ability to maintain, strengthen and support stakeholders to deliver the Work & Welcome program in line with strategic and grant priorities to enhance and grow employment opportunities for participants.
  • Strong administrative, communication and interpersonal skills
  • Demonstrated ability to negotiate, liaise, advocate and network with internal and external stakeholders to identify program gaps and concerns
  • Demonstrated experience working with clients from diverse backgrounds who are experiencing grief, loss and trauma and experience ongoing safety risks
  • Ability to use initiative to problem solve and implement strategies to support both clients and the team
  • Ability to work collaboratively with the team and build a positive work culture
  • Ability to meet competing work priorities

CULTURE AND BENEFITS

  • Salary packaging benefits to receive a portion of your salary tax-free
  • Access to training and learning opportunities
  • Additional paid leave day to be taken at the end of the year
  • Strong, supportive team environment

People with lived experience of seeking protection are encouraged to apply.

Click "Apply Now" and follow the instructions.

Further information about this role, please refer to the position description attached below or contact Leonie Dyer on 0488 054 928.

A position description is attached.

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