Settlement Case Worker (Arabic speaking) - Wellington

We have an exciting opportunity for a Settlement Case Worker to support former refugees from the Middle East who arrive in Wellington through the refugee quota.

Permanent - Part Time

Based at the Wellington Service Centre

As part of the largest humanitarian aid organisation in the world, New Zealand Red Cross plays a vital role in providing assistance to vulnerable people in New Zealand and overseas. New Zealand Red Cross is an organisation with 10,000 volunteers and 400 staff.

We have an exciting opportunity for a Settlement Case Worker to support former refugees from the Middle East who arrive in Wellington through the refugee quota.

This position will work alongside the Wellington Social Workers, Cross Cultural workers and Volunteers to assist the new families in their resettlement.

In this role you will: 

  • Provide generalist casework services to newly arrived refugee families from diverse ethnic backgrounds.
  • Provide language and cultural support alongside resettlement case workers and social workers as required
  • Assist with the orientation programme in the community
  • Make referrals to appropriate agencies and ensure effective linkages are made
  • Contribute to opportunities for raising public awareness of the refugee experience
  • Provide a cross cultural perspective to the wider Red Cross team
  • Advocate for refugee clients in the NZ social context.Contribute to the ongoing development of resettlement work in NZRC

We encourage you to apply for this role if you:

  • Are a former refugee or understand the refugee journey
  • Have fluency in both Arabic and English languages
  • Are able to relate to, support and negotiate with people of different cultural and religious backgrounds
  • Have a good understanding of the New Zealand system and local social services
  • Have knowledge of confidentiality and privacy act practices
  • Have knowledge and experience of the refugee journey and resettlement experience
  • Have advanced computer skills, including Excel, Word, email and database systems
  • Have excellent time management skills
  • Have excellent oral, listening and written communication skills
  • Are enthusiastic and have the commitment to work as a team member of NZRC

If you wish to discuss this opportunity or for further information, please contact Amanda Aye at New Zealand Red Cross 0212282047

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Applications close at 5pm on Sunday, 24th November 2019

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