SESSIONAL MULTICULTURAL SUPPORT WORKERS

Employment Status - Casual - On-Call
Award - SCHADS Award
Location - Head Office, Level 4, 1 Horwood Place, Parramatta NSW 2150
Start Date - Immediately

OUR ORGANISATION

The Community Migrant Resource Centre is a not-for-profit organization that is committed to ensuring that refugees, humanitarian entrants and other migrants in NSW are supported and resourced to fulfill their potential as members of the Australian community.

CMRC is seeking to employ a number of Sessional Multicultural Support Workers who speak one of the following languages: Arabic (Syrian), Iranian (Persian, Dari, Farsi), Chinese (Mandarin/Cantonese) Spanish, Tagalog (Philippines), Thai, Tamil and Nepali. This is no gender specific role and we encourage both male and female applicants.

YOUR ROLE

Multicultural Support Workers Project provides cultural and language support to Family and Community Services (FaCS) caseworkers and Brighter Future Community Partners working with Multicultural families. It also provides community education, community development and facilitates community engagement process between FaCS and Multicultural communities

The Multicultural Support workers will promote culturally competent family intervention and better equip Community Services’ caseworkers with cultural information when working with Multicultural families. The Sessional Support workers will assist Community Services’ caseworkers with language and communication, assist in case planning and referral support systems, build positive relationships between Community Services and Multicultural families. They will also provide support in our community education programs to inform Multicultural

families about the role of Community Services, and their rights and responsibilities under the child protection system.

ESSENTIAL SELECTION CRITERIA

  • Understanding of issues relating to emerging Multicultural communities, children, young people and families and service requirements in relation to Community Services

  • Demonstrated knowledge of family support and services to parents and children from CALD backgrounds

  • Knowledge of relevant government and non-government agencies and their services

  • Communication skills (both written and oral)

  • Experience in running workshops and information sessions with Multicultural communities

  • Ability to speak other than English language: Arabic (Syrian), Iranian (Persian, Dari, Farsi), Chinese (Mandarin/Cantonese) Spanish, Philippine, Thai, Tamil and Nepalese

  • Knowledge of NSW notification processes, legal requirements and Occupational Health & Safety

  • Compliant with employment screening requirements of the Commission for Children & Young People 1998

DESIRABLE SELECTION CRITERIA

  • Knowledge of Family and Community Services program areas: including Child Protection, Out of Home Care, Domestic Violence, Foster Care and Early Intervention

  • Driver’s license & a comprehensively insured car (preferable)

  • Experience in report writing and client casework, including administrative tasks

  • Skills in organising community education program workshops and engaging professional facilitators

HOW TO APPLY

Applicants must address the selection criteria and include names of at least two referees

Applications close: 1st June 2019, 5PM

Submit applications to: mswp@cmrc.com.au

For an information package and/or inquiries please contact Mira Mitrovic or Namita Dhorajiwala on 9687 9901 or email mswp@cmrc.com.au

CMRC offers salary packaging and adheres to the principles and practices of equal employment opportunity and workplace health and safety.