Refugee Settlement Service

Refugee Settlement Support Team: Job Vacancies

As part of the Government’s decision to increase the annual refugee quota it identified Ashburton as one of five new settlement locations. Contract funding was made available for the development of a new Refugee Settlement Service for Ashburton. Safer Mid Canterbury was successful in its bid to develop and run this service for Ashburton.

This is an exciting opportunity to be part of the new Refugee Settlement Support Team, working directly with refugees as they embark on their new life settling into a new country and community. All positions are part time and will require family engagement, casework, direct support for the refugee families and collaboration with other support agencies.

The ideal candidates will have the following key attributes:

  • Willingness to embrace, seek and understand specific cultural knowledge
  • Enthusiasm and commitment to work as a team member
  • Excellent oral, listening and written communication skills
  • Past experience working with refugees and/or minority or diverse populations would be an advantage

We are now seeking to fill the following four settlement team job vacancies:

Caseworker/Youth: Must be a qualified and registered Social Worker with experience in working with Youth.

Caseworker/Housing: Must have experience and knowledge of Housing and Tenancy sector.

Caseworker/Volunteer Coordinator: Experience in co-ordinating and managing volunteer services.

Caseworker/Cultural Navigator: Seeking a person who is fluent in Dari or a similar language (i.e. Farsi).

These positions are all part time (24 hours per week) with some flexibility required around when the hours will be worked. In return we offer a supportive and flexible family friendly work environment. If this sounds like you then we would love to hear from you.

To apply please go to our website to download an application form and view the position description. Please follow all instructions on the form. You can call us on 03 308 1395 if you require further information.

Applications close Monday, April 6, 2020, at 4pm.