Settlement Cross Cultural Worker - Nelson

We have an exciting opportunity for a Settlement Cross Cultural Worker to join the team at the Nelson Service Centre. 


Spanish speaker 

Based in Nelson

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.

The Settlement Cross Cultural Worker position will provide the bridge between the NZ host community and the new arrivals through both cultural advice and linguistic support.

In this role, you will:

  • Provide language support for refugees who speak Spanish and are from Colombia to communicate with Red Cross staff and volunteers
  • Provide cross cultural interpretation and information
  • Assist with the orientation programme in the community
  • Contribute to opportunities for raising public awareness about refugees from Colombia

We encourage you to apply for this role if you have:

  • Good interpreting skills
  • Good written skills and ability to document work with clients
  • Good listening skills and understanding of the role of the professional helper
  • Excellent liaison and communication skills
  • Advocacy skills
  • Be a team player as well as work independently
  • Empathy with humanitarian causes
  • Be enthusiastic and have the commitment to work as a team member of Red Cross.

If you wish to discuss this opportunity or for further information, please contact or Barbara Whitaker, Pathways to settlement Manager, Chandra Dahal, Settlement Lead, New Zealand Red Cross, Nelson

All applications MUST include a covering letter, CV, and completed Application for Employment form.

Applications close at 5 pm, 18th November, 2019.

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You must have the right to live and work in New Zealand to be considered for this job.