Working Together Project Lead

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 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:

The Working Together Project Lead will lead the delivery of the Working Together Strengthening Family Violence Support with Multicultural Communities Project to improve the sexual assault and family violence response service delivery for people from migrant, refugee and asylum seeker backgrounds.

This position will be contracted on a fixed-term part-time basis working 30 hours per week until 30 November 2023, with the potential to be extended.

About You:

  • Lead the collaboration with partner organisations to ensure family violence and sexual assault workforces have increased knowledge and confidence in skills to work sensitively with women from migrant, refugee and asylum seeker backgrounds;
  • Ensure Cultura staff have increased knowledge of the nature of sexual assault, family violence and the MARAM framework;
  • Improve collaboration and information sharing between Cultura Settlement staff and specialist family violence and sexual assault services staff;
  • Establish and coordinate a working group including women from migrant, refugee and asylum seeker backgrounds, partner organisations and Cultura and the implementation of a co-deign framework;
  • Engage and negotiate with local communities to increase community capacity to recognise and prevent family violence;
  • Ensure work and deliverables of the project are implemented in a culturally appropriate manner, with a focus on strengths and consistent with the goals of the community;
  • Ensure yourself and others involved in the project work within an evidence-based framework that addresses all violence against women (including family violence) as a gendered issue;
  • Tertiary qualifications in a relevant discipline (e.g. social work or community development);
  • A comprehensive understanding of the dynamics and impact of family violence and a sound understanding of the evidence base around violence prevention;
  • Demonstrated understanding of the barriers faced by people from migrant, refugee and asylum seeker backgrounds when accessing sexual assault and family violence response services;
  • Demonstrated understanding of intersectionality and the capacity to apply an intersectional framework to gender equity and the prevention of violence against women;
  • Minimum of 5 years’ experience in the community sector (ideally with 3-years’ experience in a senior role);
  • An unencumbered Victorian driver’s license;
  • Lived experience of migration, and resettlement, and/or capacity to speak a relevant community language (desirable);
  • Knowledge of the service sector within the Barwon Region (desirable);

Demonstrated experience in driving organisational change and /or service development (desirable).

Requirements:

Applications should include a cover letter that outlines why you believe you would be great for the position and a current resume. To apply, send your application to [email protected] with ‘Working Together Project Lead’ as the subject line.

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

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 Carmel Carroll on 0447 815 050 or [email protected].

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted to arrange an interview.

Applications Close:
December 4, 2022

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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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