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The Refugee Employment Advocate Project (REAP) is an initiative of the
 both of which are a partnership between Spectrum Migrant Resource Centre (MRC) and the Ecumenical Migration Centre (EMC) of the Brotherhood of St Laurence.

Through extensive community consultation with refugee leaders across thenorth westregion, employment was identified as a key issue needing urgent attention. From this, the REAP project was born.

REAP has

  1. Trained community advocates to better understand employment/training systems, to establish employment networks amongst communities and develop links with local employers, and employment and training organisations.
  2. Now fostering these REAP Community Employment Advocates, by placing them in volunteer or paid placements with service providers, and supporting them to work with their communities to increase employment opportunities
  3. These REAP Advocates will work with their community to strengthen employment opportunities and networks

These REAP Advocates are highly qualified community ambassadors with terrific networks and great skills that could benefit your organisation. We still have some advocates requiring volunteer or paid placements – please click on this profile, to check out their qualifications, skills and language talents to see if they match your requirements. They will be supported in the workplace by Samuel Sakama, REAP Project Officer.

If you want to employ candidates from the profile please contact: Samuel Sakama, REAP Project Officer on or 9496 0200.

The REAP is funded by the Victorian Multicultural Commission (via RAP) and the Helen McPherson Smith Trust.