- Work in the northern and western metropolitan region
- Multiple part time positions
- Work with and support the Syrian/Iraqi community
The Capacity Building team (CaB) at Foundation House aims to strengthen the capacity of newly arrived communities to cope effectively with the impact of the refugee and resettlement experience and is part of the Direct Services team. These positions have been created to enable Foundation House to respond to the increased numbers of Syrian/Iraqi arrivals in the Northern, Western and Eastern metropolitan region.
The Bicultural Worker will work collaboratively with Counsellor Advocates to deliver information to groups within the Syrian/Iraqi community. The focus is to provide participants with an understanding of the impact of the refugee experience as they settle in Melbourne. This role will support the organisation of the sessions which also provide information about Foundation House and other services available to them. These roles will be part time, for a fixed term of 12 months.
- You will be well connected to the Syrian/Iraqi community with experience working on projects with and for this community in either a voluntary or paid capacity.
- You will have the ability to work collaboratively with a team and be comfortable delivering information to groups in both English, Arabic and/or a relevant community language.
- You will have a good understanding of, and empathy for, those with a refugee background from diverse groups within this community, with the ability to make connections to people.
About Foundation House
The Victorian Foundation for Survivors of Torture Inc. (VFST) provides a range of services to people in Victoria who have been subject to torture or other traumatic events prior to their arrival in Australia. This group includes refugees and asylum seekers. It is non-denominational, politically neutral and non-aligned.
Salary and Benefits
Remuneration is based on our Enterprise Agreement 2014 up to $65,485, gross per annum pro rata. Benefits include generous salary packaging, leave loading, a range of flexible working options and a highly supportive team environment.
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.
Applications for this position close on 2 July 2017.
Applicants must address the selection criteria contained in the Position Description, which can be downloaded below:
Please email applications to Jane Ellis, Human Resources Advisor, at
If you are unable to email please post to: Jane Ellis, Foundation House, 4 Gardiner Street, Brunswick 3056.
For any enquiries regarding the position please contact Jane Ellis on 9389 8971.