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Organisation : Foundation House

Location : Melbourne

Work type : Part-time

Sector : Community Development, Community Engagement, Families, Health – General, Mental Health, Other, Youth & Young People

Salary type : Annual Package

Application closing date : 12 Aug, 2020

About the role

The Program

The Community Capacity Building Program at Foundation House aims to strengthen the capacity of newly arrived communities to cope effectively with the impact of the refugee and resettlement experience through engagement with Foundation House and other service providers.

The Position

The Chin Community Project Worker will work alongside the Chin Community Liaison Worker in the East and the Family Strengthening Group Worker, to meet the aims of the Chin Family Strengthening Project, in conjunction with the Capacity Building Team and the regional Direct Service Leadership team in the Western region. In addition, the worker will use knowledge of the Chin community to inform community members about the Project and VFST and the services provided, and how to access them. This role is for a fixed term of 12 months and is 0.7 EFT (3.5 days per week).

About you

  • You will be a connected member of the Chin community in the West Region with experience working on projects with and for this community.
  • You will have a good understanding of the issues affecting men, women, young people and families within the diverse Chin community in the West.  
  • You will have the ability to work collaboratively with a team and be comfortable delivering information to groups in both English and a relevant Chin language.

Salary and Benefits

Remuneration is based on our Enterprise Agreement 2014 up to $84,178, gross per annum pro rata. ($58,924 for 0.7 EFT) Benefits include generous salary packaging, leave loading, a range of flexible working options and a highly supportive team environment.

Conditional employment requirements:

  1. Satisfactory police check
  2. Working with Children Check
  3. Proof of the right to work and live in Australia

VFST is an equal opportunity employer.

VFST promotes the safety and well-being of children.

The right to live and work in Australia is an essential requirement of this role.

About the organisation

Organisation Name : Foundation House

The Victorian Foundation for Survivors of Torture Inc. (also known as Foundation House) provides services to advance the health, wellbeing and human rights of people of refugee backgrounds in Victoria who have experienced torture or other traumatic events in their country of origin or while fleeing those countries. The organisation was established in Melbourne in 1987 and is non-denominational, politically neutral and non-aligned. Foundation House is a state-wide agency offering services in metropolitan, regional and rural areas, with head office based in Brunswick. We have approximately 200 staff with metropolitan regional offices in Dallas, Sunshine, Dandenong and Ringwood.

How to apply

Applications not allowed for this job listing.


Please quote in application: Chin Community Project Worker via Pro Bono Australia.


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