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Refugee Settlement Caseworker

Employer Contact Sonia Vignjevic, Manager Settlement and Family Services, Ph: 9496 0206
Closing Date 9am Monday 5th October 2009
Location Preston
Work Type Part-time

This is a part time role (0.6 EFT) with the possibility to increase to full time role if you wish.

About the Role
  • Work with newly arrived communities
  • Bring your passion and creativity
  • Flexible days / hours available
  • Variety – casework, CD & education

Spectrum Migrant Resource Centre (SMRC) has 25 years experience working with migrants and refugees to successfully settle and participate in all aspects of community life. Spectrum’s Settlement and Family Services team (SFST) provides a range of programs and services to support the smooth transition of refugees and humanitarian entrants, helping them address and overcome the challenges of settling in a new country.

We are looking for an experienced and qualified settlement caseworker to join our diverse and talented team in Preston. Your role will include:

  • immigration and general settlement casework;
  • designing and delivering cross-cultural training to service providers;
  • facilitating community capacity building projects.

This is a part time role (0.6 EFT) with the possibility to increase to full time role if you wish.

Click on the link below for a copy of the job description


No. of Vacancies 1


  • Relevant tertiary qualifications in social work / community development or related disciplines and experience in the area of migrant settlement or a related human services sector
  • Groupwork and facilitation skills
  • Previous experience working with newly arrived communities on settlement related issues
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Excellent cross cultural awareness and case management skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to work well in a team environment
  • Computer skills, including proficient use of Microsoft Office suite of programs
  • Demonstrated positive values of integrity, accountability, reliability and working as part of a team.

Other Desirable Skills, Knowledge and Experience

  • Ability to speak a second language will be highly regarded
  • Access to own vehicle during work hours
  • Current Migration Agent Registration
  • Fluency in a relevant (humanitarian) language
How to Apply

Applications addressing the selection criteria close on 9am Monday 5 October 2009 and should be sent to:

Sonia Vignjevic

Manager Settlement & Family Services

Spectrum Migrant Resource Centre

Via email: