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Community Development - Brisbane

Homework Assistance Program

Homework Assistance Program

 

About the Role

SSI’s Homework Assistance Program is supported by our Community Development team, who deliver culturally and linguistically sensitive information sessions and workshops to groups of clients who are going through the settlement process. These sessions take into account the different literacy levels and cultural backgrounds of the participants and are delivered in partnership with local organisations focusing on various topics. The Homework Assistance Program volunteer will work one - on - one with students from primary age to year 12 assisting them with maths. You will   assess student's current math skills, discuss trouble areas, develop lesson plans that enable the student to better understand maths concepts and work through their homework and study for exams.

When and commitment

Tuesdays & Wednesdays from 6:30pm - 8:00pm during school term. 6 months commitment requested.

What you will do

  • Help to create a welcoming and inclusive environment for students
  • Provide individual and small group support
  • Provide instruction and support to students to improve their understanding of maths 
  • Provide feedback to students of their progress

Essential

  • Experience of working with children or young people aged 5 to 18

  • Ability to connect with school aged students

  • Teaching/tutoring experience

  • Knowledge of and experience in teaching maths  

Desirable

  • Previous experience working with people from culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) backgrounds

  • Ability to communicate in a language other than English would be an advantage

Responsibility of volunteers

 

  • Actively support SSI’s vision and values
  • Adhere to SSI policies and procedures
  • Follow all reasonable directions provided by the Program Manager, or delegate

 

Reimbursement

Volunteers will have access to reimbursement for all pre-approved expenses including reasonable travel expenses. Volunteers using their own vehicle will need to provide SSI with photocopies of their driver’s licence, comprehensive car insurance and current car registration.

Training

 Volunteers will be provided with access to SSI’s flexible, extensive and innovative training program.

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Community Hubs

General Interests

Volunteer Playgroup Assistant

About the Community Hubs Program

The Community Hubs Program aims to support migrant and refugee families (including children 0- 6 years of age) by offering meaningful social activities as well as access to existing support services including local education, health, community, and settlement services. The program offers families various opportunities to gain skills through formal and informal training, including English practice conversation sessions, breakfast clubs, playgroups, homework clubs and community events. 

 

Playgroups have been established to help meet the needs of refugee and asylum seeker families with children aged 0 to 6 years. The Playgroup Assistant will support their Community Hub Leader or playgroup facilitator to run the playgroup with a focus on:

 

•           Supporting learning through play

•           Facilitating socialisation for children of similar ages

•           Addressing social isolation for parents and children

•           Strengthening the role of parents as first educators and advocates

•           Introducing strategies to improve parent and child interaction and bonding

•           Building confidence in play as a link to learning

•           Engage with parents through positive role modelling

When and commitment

Minimum one day per week for 3 months or school term.

Location

Various locations across NSW: Blacktown, Bankstown, Fairfield, Parramatta, Cumberland, Chester Hill, Western Sydney, and Coffs Harbour.

What you will do

•    Assist with general office duties including word processing, data entry, filing, photocopying and scanning and using Microsoft suite. 
•    Assist Community Hub Leader to prepare worksheets and attendance sheets for programs, including photocopying resources as required.  
•    Assist in set up and pack up.
•    Liaise with Community Hub partners, including accepting community donations.
•    Assist setting up and packing down the playgroup area. 
•    Support the Community Hub Leader to create a welcoming environment where parents and children can connect with each other.
•    Work actively with families during group activities including story-time, singing and dancing.
•    Support the Community Hub Leader and/or playgroup facilitator to plan playgroup activities. 
•    Provide feedback to the Community Hub Leader following playgroup sessions.

All volunteers have the responsibility to:

  • Actively support SSI’s vision and values
  • Work in accordance with SSI policies and procedures
  • Follow all reasonable directions provided by SSI staff or delegate
  • Maintain confidentiality and keep client information securely 

Essential

•    Early Childhood and Childcare services experience
•    Knowledge of early childhood needs and development.
•    Excellent computer literacy skills.
•    High level written and oral communication, interpersonal skills, and the ability to communicate effectively.
•    Great time management skills.

Desirable

Previous experience working with people from culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) backgrounds

Benefits

Reimbursement

Volunteers, students and interns will have access to reimbursement for all pre- approved expenses including reasonable travel expenses.

Volunteers, students, interns using their own vehicle will need to provide SSI Group with photocopies of their driver’s licence, comprehensive car insurance and compulsory third-party insurance.

Training

Volunteers, students, interns will be provided with access to SSI Group’s flexible, extensive and innovative training program.

Being a member of the SSI Group Community

Volunteers, students, interns will be kept up-to-date with all of SSI Group’s important news, events and opportunities.

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Community Refugee Welcome Centre - Sydney

Community Refugee Welcome Centre

Volunteer Community Refugee Welcome Centre Assistant

About the Community Refugee Welcome Centre

The Community Refugee Welcome Centre (CRWC) was opened in 2017 when it was initiated by SSI, Inner West Council and the Catholic Diocese of Sydney. It is the only welcome centre of its kind in Sydney NSW.

The CRWC provides a place for connection between the local community and refugees, and people seeking asylum through a range of programs in a safe and supportive space. 

Today, the Centre is funded and supported through a partnership between SSI and Inner West Council. 

The Centre creates a welcoming space for people from refugee and asylum seeker backgrounds, including providing programs and activities, which includes wellbeing and skill development/capacity development activities such as arts, storytelling, dance, cooking, tapestry, learn to swim sessions, pathways to employment through TAFE outreach and training, refugee-led events, such Refugee Week (annually at mid June) and opportunities for social connection with Inner West locals.

When and commitment

Minimum of weekly commitment for six months. Weekday and weekend activities available.  

Location

504 Wharf Rd, Lilyfield NSW 2040

What you will do

  • Assist with program and activity development, planning, organizing and implementation  
  • Assist with office/center management and admin duties 
  • Create a welcoming, enjoyable experience to encourage participation and intercultural exchange and dialogue
  • Good understanding of and commitment to CRWC's purpose and goals

Essential

  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills 
  • Warm, friendly and welcoming nature
  • Good administration skills

 Desirable

  • Previous experience working with people from culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) backgrounds
  • Relevant community language (Arabic, Dari, Ukrainian) 

All volunteers have the responsibility to

  • Actively support SSI’s vision and values
  • Work in accordance with SSI policies and procedures
  • Follow all reasonable directions provided by SSI staff or delegate
  • Maintain confidentiality and keep client information securely 

Reimbursement

Volunteers, students and interns will have access to reimbursement for all pre- approved expenses including reasonable travel expenses. Volunteers, students, interns using their own vehicle will need to provide SSI Group with photocopies of their driver’s licence, comprehensive car insurance and compulsory third-party insurance.

Training

Volunteers, students, interns will be provided with access to SSI Group’s flexible, extensive and innovative training program.

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HSP Housing Support - Sydney

Humanitarian Support Program - Housing Support

HSP Housing Support Volunteer

About the Role 

The Humanitarian Settlement Program (HSP) provides immediate and essential support for their most basic needs for refugees in Australia. Included in the HSP program, HSP Housing Team provides on-arrival accommodation (OAA) for families on arrival in Australia, assistance to secure long-term accommodation (LTA), and Basic Household Goods (BHG) packages.

The HSP Housing Support Volunteer will assist individuals and families exiting on-arrival accommodation, to find long-term accommodation by accompanying them to properties for inspections and assisting them to follow processes to apply for rental properties.

When and commitment

4 hours a week – specifically Saturdays. 

Location

Various locations around Western Sydney

What you will do

  • Meet and/or accompany clients to property inspections and return them back to their on-arrival accommodation, if required
  • Encourage clients to independently search and view available rental properties
  • Update and inform SSI staff of inspection outcomes and any issues that arise
  • Follow all reasonable directions provided by SSI staff or delegate

All volunteers have the responsibility to:

  • Actively support SSI’s vision and values
  • Work in accordance with SSI policies and procedures
  • Follow all reasonable directions provided by SSI staff or delegate
  • Maintain confidentiality and keep client information securely 

Essential

  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Warm, friendly and welcoming nature

 Desirable

  • Able to speak relevant community language, eg Arabic, Dari, Ukrainian 
  • Understanding of NSW tenancy process and procedures 
  • Knowledge of Western Sydney

Reimbursement

Volunteers, students and interns will have access to reimbursement for all pre- approved expenses including reasonable travel expenses. Volunteers, students, interns using their own vehicle will need to provide SSI Group with photocopies of their driver’s licence, comprehensive car insurance and compulsory third-party insurance.

Training

Volunteers, students, interns will be provided with access to SSI Group’s flexible, extensive and innovative training program.

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Multicultural Sports Club (MSC) - Brisbane

Multicultural Sports Club

Volunteer MSC Program Assistant

About the Role

This role will support SSI’s Multicultural Sports Club (MSC) staff to plan, coordinate and conduct MSC programs and activities, such as Youth Night. The MSC strives to promote social inclusion through sport by encouraging the concept of sportsmanship and mateship across cultural boundaries while seeking to address the barriers that culturally and linguistically diverse (CaLD) youth have to face when participating in sport, as well as linking them with local social, sporting and vocational opportunities.

When and commitment

Various times Monday – Friday. No more than 16 hours per week 

What you will do

  • Support MSC team with the planning of community sports and recreation programs, activities and events to increase participation and program promotion
  • Supporting the community coaches, and other relevant stakeholders, to deliver sports and recreation programs
  • Assist with MSC Program administration support, including program reporting, equipment stocktake and activity preparation and pack up
  • Supporting with client transports (if applicable)
  • Follow all reasonable directions provided by supervisor, or delegate

 Essential

  • An interest in sport to promote community participation and inclusion
  • Excellent organizational, time management and teamwork skills
  • Excellent communication and customer service skills, with a welcoming and friendly attitude
  • Ability to work independently and use initiative

Desirable

  • Community services, sport management, education or other related tertiary qualifications
  • Ability to speak relevant community language
  • Previous experience working with people from culturally and linguistically diverse (CaLD) backgrounds, in particular refugees

Responsibility of Volunteers

 Actively support SSI’s vision and values

  • Adhere to SSI policies and procedures
  • Follow all reasonable directions provided by supervisor, or delegate

Reimbursement

Volunteers will have access to reimbursement for all pre-approved expenses including reasonable travel expenses. Volunteers using their own vehicle will need to provide SSI with photocopies of their driver’s licence, comprehensive car insurance and current car registration.

Training

 Volunteers will be provided with access to SSI’ flexible, extensive and innovative training program.

Volunteer MSC Driver and Program Support

About the Role

This role will support participants who have limited access to transport and are socially isolated to participate in Access’ Multicultural Sports Club (MSC) programs and activities, such as Youth Night, by driving them to and from their home to the activities. The MSC strives to promote social inclusion through sport by encouraging the concept of sportsmanship and mateship across cultural boundaries while seeking to address the barriers that culturally and linguistically diverse (CaLD) youth have to face when participating in sport, as well as linking them with local social, sporting and vocational opportunities.

You will use SSI’ car, which can be picked up from SSI Gateway, 91 Wembley Road, Woodridge and drive participants to Gould Adams Community Centre, 558 Kingston Road, Kingston.

You will also have the opportunity to build your community/sports program development and implementation skills and knowledge by supporting staff to run and manage program requirements and objectives. 

When and commitment

Various times Monday – Friday. A minimum 3 month commitment is requested.

What you will do

  • Pick up and transport program participant/s to and from their home to MSC at Kingston
  • Assist staff to run and manage programs and activities  
  • Maintain confidentiality and keep client information securely
  • Actively support SSI Group’s vision and values
  • Adhere to SSI Group policies and procedures
  • Follow all reasonable directions provided by supervisor, or delegate

 Essential

  • Must have a driver’s license and good driving history
  • Knowledge and understanding of the multicultural sector including relevant government policies and programs.
  • Good interpersonal and communication skills

Desirable

  • Previous experience working with people from diverse backgrounds

Responsibility of Volunteers

  • Actively support SSI’s vision and values
  • Adhere to SSI policies and procedures
  • Follow all reasonable directions provided by supervisor, or delegate

Reimbursement

Volunteers will have access to reimbursement for all pre-approved expenses including reasonable travel expenses. Volunteers using their own vehicle will need to provide SSI with photocopies of their driver’s licence, comprehensive car insurance and current car registration.

Training

 Volunteers will be provided with access to SSI’s flexible, extensive and innovative training program.

 

Fill in an application

Students & Interns - NSW

Students/Interns - NSW

Community Hubs Assistant

About the Community Hubs Program

The Community Hubs Program aims to support migrant and refugee families (including children 0-5 years of age) by offering meaningful social activities as well as access to existing support services including local education, health, community, and settlement services. The program offers families various opportunities to gain skills through formal and informal training, including English practice conversation sessions, breakfast clubs, playgroups, homework clubs and community events.  

The Community Hub Assistant will work alongside Community Hub Leader by providing administrative and community engagement support within school community.

When and Commitment

Minimum one day per week for 3 months or school term.

Locations

Various locations across NSW: Blacktown, Bankstown, Fairfield, Parramatta, Cumberland, Chester Hill, Western Sydney, and Coffs Harbour.

What you will do

•    Assist with general office duties including word processing, data entry, filing, photocopying and scanning and using Microsoft suite. 
•    Assist Community Hub Leader to prepare worksheets and attendance sheets for programs, including photocopying resources as required.  
•    Assist in set up and pack up.
•    Liaise with Community Hub partners, including accepting community donations.
•    Assist by welcoming of participants and external trainers.
•    Initiate ice breaker activities to support participants to feel comfortable.
•    Assist with data collection for reporting purposes and engage in evaluation process with participants. 
•    Making referrals to the different organisations.
•    Collecting formal and informal feedback from program’s participants.
•    Taking and editing photos.
•    Preparing information and updating Hub Facebook and fortnightly school Newsletter.
•    Prepare flyers and promotional material when required.
•    Promoting Hub programs with parents in the school as well as the local community  
•    Engage in relevant training provided by SSI in partnership with training provider.

All students have the responsibility to:

  • Actively support SSI Group’s vision and values
  • Work in accordance with SSI Group policies and procedures 
  • Follow all reasonable directions provided by Community Hub Leader or delegate
  • Maintain confidentiality and keep client information securely

Essential  

  • Excellent computer literacy skills.
  • High level written and oral communication, interpersonal skills, and the ability to communicate effectively.
  • Great time management skills.

Desirable

  • Previous experience working with people from culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) backgrounds.
  • Interested in SSI causes and communities.

Benefits

  • Reimbursement: Volunteers, students and interns will have access to reimbursement for all pre-approved expenses including reasonable travel expenses. Volunteers, students, interns using their own vehicle will need to provide SSI Group with photocopies of their driver’s licence, comprehensive car insurance and compulsory third-party insurance.
  • Training: Volunteers, students, interns will be provided with access to SSI Group’s flexible, extensive and innovative training program.
  • Being a member of the SSI Group Community: Volunteers, students, interns will be kept up-to-date with all of SSI Group’s important news, events and opportunities.
Fill in an application