The Community Migrant Resource Centre is seeking an experienced casework and community development worker to provide settlement assistance for individuals and groups of newly arrived refugees, migrants and humanitarian entrants in the CMRC’s Hills Shire area.
Undertake interviews to assess needs and develop case plans to assist SETS eligible clients to become more self-reliant to access mainstream services.
Conduct culturally and linguistically sensitive orientation, life skills information sessions, workshops to groups of eligible SETS clients and CALD migrants and refugees to assist them to participate fully and settle successfully.
Develop and deliver a range of projects and services at the local community level to encourage opportunities for SETS clients to make social connections and participate in their community
Facilitate pathways to learning English, education and employment readiness programs
Initiate and facilitate community education programs through social and support groups to develop confidence, self-esteem and life skills that disseminate information, increase knowledge about services and facilitate self-education to operate independently as soon as possible after arrival.
Network with various service providers and local councils in the areas covered by CMRC to raise issues identified and to work collaboratively with other services to address the issues.
Undertake the administrative functions associated with the work performed to ensure the maintenance of current and accurate CMRC data records and compliance with DHA policies and procedures.
Part Time – 28 hours (4 days per week)
Social, Community, Home Care and Disability Services, Grade 3 – Pay point 1
CMRC Head Office – Level 4, 1 Horwood Pl, Parramatta NSW 2150 and outreach at the Hills Community Hub in Castle Hill NSW 2154
Relevant tertiary qualifications in social welfare, social work or related fields
Demonstrated experience/ability to undertake casework and facilitate group activities
Demonstrated community development experience, liaison and networking with community organisations, government and non-government agencies
Understanding of the issues and needs of the newly arrived migrants, refugees and humanitarian entrants
Excellent computing skills and ability to use Microsoft applications, email, etc.
Excellent communication (written and spoken) and interpersonal skills
Ability to work in a team environment
Valid Police Check and Working with Children Check
Current driver’s licence and access to a comprehensively insured vehicle.
Language other than English highly desirable
Written applications for the position should include:
Resume and response to selection criteria outlining your experience against each of theselection criteria listed above
Applications which do not address the selection criteria will not be considered
The successful candidate must provide a current National Police Clearance (obtained within last 6 months) and a Working with Children Check (for employment) to be employed in this role.
For more information about CMRC please go to www.cmrc.com.au or CMRC Facebook page.
Applications close: COB Monday, 25th of October 2021