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Restoring Family Links Field Officer
People helping people - that's the power of humanity
Job no: 514688
Work type: Part time
Two positions available
1.Part time 30.4 hours per week, Maternity leave backfill role to March 2021
2. Part time 34.2 hours per week, till January 2021
- Work for the world's largest humanitarian movement
- Based across our Dandenong and North Melbourne Offices
Australian Red Cross is part of the largest humanitarian movement in the world seeking to build a better society based on people helping people.
We work to assist migrants in transition to ensure they have their humanitarian needs met and are participating and included in Australian society.
We seek to support people who are particularly vulnerable due to their circumstances, for example, people seeking protection, with restricted access to support and services, or vulnerable to exploitation.
We work directly with those seeking help, irrespective of their legal status, their background, or how they arrived in Australia.
About the role
The Restoring Family Links (RFL) service is a core program provided as part of Australian Red Cross Migration Support Programs (MSP) and forms part of the international Red Cross Family Links network. The role provides expedient and quality delivery of international tracing services. These services aim to restore contact between family members and provide information about missing relatives whose separation is caused by war, conflict, disaster or migration.
What you’ll bring
Demonstrated experience in the provision of complex casework, assessment, and information and referral services
Well-developed knowledge of grief, loss and trauma including demonstrated experience in assessment and delivery of complex and sensitive information to vulnerable clients
Demonstrated understanding of refugee and other settlement issues, and highly developed skills engaging culturally diverse communities utilising community development approaches
Highly developed communication skills, including cross-cultural communication, working with interpreters , public speaking, and humanitarian diplomacy
Demonstrated cultural competence and the ability to work with people from diverse backgrounds.
A Working with Children check is a mandatory requirement for this role
Why work for us?
Work for purpose, know that the work you do enables Red Cross to support and empower people and communities in times of vulnerability.
You can access flexible working arrangements and generous salary packaging options that can increase your take home pay by paying certain expenses using pre-tax dollars up to $15,900 a year.
For further enquiries please see position description below or contact Kudzi Nhatarikwa on 03 83277912
Closing date: 11:55PM - Wednesday, 08 July 2020 AEST
Position Description: RFL Field Officer PD April 2018.pdf
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are strongly encouraged to apply
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