SSI is a community organisation and social business that supports newcomers and other Australians to achieve their full potential. We work with all people who have experienced vulnerability, including refugees, people seeking asylum and culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) communities, to build capacity and enable them to overcome inequality. Our vision is to achieve a society that values the diversity of its people and actively provides support to ensure meaningful social and economic participation and to assist individuals and families reach their potential.
ABOUT THE HUMANITARIAN SETTLEMENT PROGRAM TEAM
The Humanitarian Settlement Program (HSP) builds skills and knowledge for the social and economic wellbeing of humanitarian entrants through needs-based case management. SSI delivers the program in Sydney and regional NSW, supporting refugees and humanitarian entrants to settle quickly, successfully adjust to the changes in their lives, and identify and work towards their education and employment goals.
- Providing on-arrival assistance to clients, including initial Airport reception, accompanying clients from the Airport to their Short Term Accommodation (STA)
- Assisting clients for essential registration in schools, including Adult Migrant English Programs, Centrelink, and banks
- Inducting clients to their local area, explaining how and where to access public transport, explaining ticketing information and basic road rules
- Report writing and supervision may be required during client visits
Do you speak Swahili? Are you proficient in written and spoken English? Have you got great communications skills and time management? If so we want to hear from you!
A Cert IV in Community Services or equivalent would be an advantage.
Please respond to the “Selection Criteria” section in your cover letter.
WHAT WE OFFER
We offer the opportunity to engage in meaningful work that makes a real difference to the lives of our clients, their families, carers, and communities.
SSI is passionate about social justice and diversity and is committed to being an EEO employer. We embrace diversity in our workforce and encourage applications from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, including those from Aboriginal, Torres Strait Island heritage and people with lived experience of disability.
We strongly believe in protecting the safety and wellbeing of children and vulnerable communities and take child protection very seriously. All employees will undergo a National Police Clearance and a Working with Children Check as a condition of employment.
SSI will provide reasonable adjustments in our recruitment processes and in the workplace. If you require a reasonable adjustment please email [email protected]
Applications close date: Friday 1st March 2019