Joining SMRC gives you the opportunity to develop your career while using your energy and skills to make a difference in the lives of people living in our community.
We have a strong focus on providing flexible working arrangements and internal career development opportunities.
- Competitive remuneration and benefits program
- Salary packaging options, with up to $15,900 per annum tax free
- Generous salary packaging on meals and entertainment
- Training to support career development
- Vacancies are advertised internally
- A supportive, positive and energetic team environment
- Work / life balance options, including flexible working arrangements
Home»Employment at SMRC»Program Worker – South Sudanese Dance Project The Southern Migrant and Refugee Centre (SMRC) has a 25 year history of delivering social support services for migrants and refugees in the Southern Region of Melbourne. SMRC is governed by an elected Board of Directors and is a registered charitable organisation. SMRC operates from the HQ in Dandenong and services offices in Narre Warren, Clyde North, Lynbrook and Pakenham. We employ 180 staff including 120 Direct Care workers and another 150 wonderful volunteers to assist with our programs. The organisation is a specialist in providing settlement and community support services to culturally and linguistically diverse people throughout the lifespan of a person from when they first arrive to Australia. Our workforce teams are divided into Health and Well-being, Social Participation, Economic Participation, Diverse Care and Corporate Services to ensure a high impact and client centred service. Joining SMRC will give you the opportunity to develop your career while using your energy and skills to make a difference in the lives of people living in our community. We are currently recruiting for a Program Worker – South Sudanese Dance Project to engage young people from the South Sudanese Community through a series of dance workshops. Role Purpose Prevent social disengagement and develop the tools to manage mental health Be involved in a community that contributes to the wider Australian Society Use dance as an engagement tool and focus on the development of new skills, culminating into a dance event show casing South Sudanese Culture Key Responsibilities include: – Program delivery Develop a community project that engages the wider Australian Community Liaise with service providers and community organisations to promote the program Develop community links to strengthen the program People management Provide support to staff and volunteers, where relevant, in accordance with the SMRC polices and framework Work cohesively as a team, in accordance with SMRC’s and program priorities. Risk Management Contribute towards identification and management of risks and exposures to ensure compliance with, contract and service agreement where applicable and SMRC policy and management processes. Ensure compliance with all legislative and regulatory requirements including the Privacy Act, Equal Employment Opportunity, Child Safety, Sexual Harassment and Occupation Health and Safety Community and Agency Relationships Develop and maintain positive relationships with key stakeholders including relevant Government departments, service providers, community leaders and associations. Finance Ensure all reporting and budgeting requirements are adhered to as per funding guidelines General duties and responsibilities Respond to hazard identification and incident reporting promptly, and work proactively at ensuring a safe workplace is provided for employees. Any other duties as directed by the Manager – Social Participation/Economic Participation, and commensurate with the scope and classification of the position. Key Knowledge Areas Knowledge and understanding of the issues experienced by people from refugee background Tertiary qualifications in Youth Work, Community Development or equivalent Relevant demonstrated experience in working with young people Knowledge of working in a not for profit organisation Understanding of working in a multicultural workplace Current Victorian Drivers License All appointments to the SMRC are subject to the following checks: Reference checks. Criminal record check. Working with....