Bicultural Worker

Cultura is the new organisation resulting from the merger of Geelong Ethnic Communities Council (trading as Diversitat) and Multicultural Aged Care Services Geelong (MACS).

Our Purpose: Provide innovative services to support, care for and celebrate culturally diverse individuals through their life journey

Our Vision: Empowering diverse individuals and communities to reach their full potential

Our Values: Inclusion Integrity Sustainability Kindness

MACS and Diversitat have been serving the Geelong community for more than 40 years with a focus on our multicultural communities. As the new entity, Cultura operates across various sites delivering a range of services including residential aged care, home care and aged support services, settlement, training and education, financial counselling and disability support. We also operate a range of social enterprises including The Pulse community radio and various community events including the popular Pako Festa.

Cultura also offers an extremely generous salary packaging benefit, giving staff the opportunity to salary package up to $18,550 per annum of their pre-tax yearly income.

The Role:

Provide support to culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) clients and building the capacity of individuals. Provide community information, practical support and a strength – based service to engage in community and family life.

This position is contracted on a casual basis.

About You:

  • Act as a bilingual/bicultural support for the delivery of casework, case management, disability support and community development services as required;
  • Act as a conduit between staff and clients on cultural issues;
  • Provide advice on the information needs including presentation of information to the community;
  • Support the client to learn independence skills;
  • Assist Settlement staff to communicate effectively with members of the community by making appointments and informing them of activities, events etc;
  • Promptly respond to any communication including booking requests;
  • Follow the agreed job schedule for each booking and communicate with the person who booked you or by the Team Leader – Support Workers;
  • Maintain client confidentiality at all times;
  • Attend support and supervision sessions;
  • Assist with orientation and transportation of clients as directed;
  • Ability to speak Arabic, Pashto, Dari, Farsi, Persian, Burmese, Karen, Karenni, Hazaragi, Swahili, Tamil, or Ukrainian;
  • Current Victorian Drivers Licence (or working towards).

Applications should include a current resume. To apply, send your application to [email protected] with ‘Bicultural Worker’ as the subject line.

Employment is subject to the satisfactory completion of a Police Record Check, NDIS Worker Screening Check and Victorian Employee Working with Children’s Check. Cultura will pay for the costs associated with these checks.

We welcome applications from all diverse backgrounds including individuals that identify as Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders, LGBTIQ+, and individuals with disabilities or culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.

For more information or if you have any questions, please contact Cindy Marshall on 5246 9678 or [email protected]

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted to arrange an interview

Applications Close:

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Support Worker

Bicultural Worker

Activity Worker

Trainer and Assessor

ABN: 71 355 229 834

Multicultural Community Services Geelong Inc. trading as Cultura

Cultura acknowledges Aboriginal traditional owners of country throughout Victoria and pays respect to their cultures and elders past, present and emerging.

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