Settlement Cross Cultural Worker - Hamilton

We have an exciting opportunity for a Settlement Cross Cultural Worker to support the Burmese community members who will arrive in Hamilton through the refugee quota.

Red Cross is the world's largest humanitarian organisation, working together towards our mission to improve the lives of vulnerable people by mobilising the power of humanity and enhancing community resilience.

New Zealand Red Cross is a New Zealand wide organisation with over 14,500 members and 500 staff.

We welcome and encourage diversity in our workforce and adhere to best practice equal employment opportunity principles in all aspects of our recruitment and our ways of working.

Casual Position

We have an exciting opportunity for a Settlement Cross Cultural Worker to support the Burmese community members who will arrive in Hamilton through the refugee quota.

Through the provision of both cultural and linguistic support this position will work alongside the Hamilton social workers, caseworkers and volunteers to assist the new families in their resettlement

In this role you will:

  • Ensure that refugee families are able to communicate in the NZ environment.
  • Facilitate understanding of NZ society for refugees, and the culture of the refugees for those supporting them in NZ.
  • Ensure that appropriate linkages are made to service providers.
  • Advocate for refugee clients in the NZ social context.

We encourage you to apply for this role if you:

  • Speak Burmese and English with a proficiency of at least Intermediate level
  • Can provide competent and accurate cross language support both verbally and written
  • Have knowledge of confidentiality and privacy act practices
  • Have knowledge and experience of the refugee journey and resettlement experience

If you wish to discuss this opportunity or for further information, please contact Jawaid Pardehi at New Zealand Red Cross 027-5436788

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Applications close 5PM on 1 July 2019

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