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Caseworker

Athens (Greece)

  • Organization: SPI - Safe Place International
  • Location: Athens (Greece)
  • Grade: Mid
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Refugee rights and well-being
  • Closing Date: 2021-02-04

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About The Role: This is an exciting opportunity for someone with experience in casework / social work and passionate about human rights. The caseworker will be in direct contact with women who are asylum seekers & refugees. The caseworker will assist them with daily necessities and legal immigration requirements.

Your work will make a tremendous difference in the lives of the courageous members of this community and will provide you an incredible opportunity to learn about different cultures, traditions, world views, and languages.

Responsibilities:

  • Maintain weekly check-ins with your assigned members, 15 min - 1 hr sessions on average
  • Facilitate the transfer of information that will enable members to prepare relevant documentation and access to specialized care
  • Facilitate group meetings for house members on average, once per month
  • Carry out a risk assessment and make referrals when necessary, inform members of the existing provisions available to them and encourage them to explore and map external safe spaces
  • Prepare weekly case reports and provide recommendations
  • Support and guide residents in their job search and housing search
  • Coordinate with translators and cultural mediators as necessary
  • Carry out crisis management and de-escalation techniques in special emergency situations
  • Collaborate on data collection and mapping of structures and services for the target population
  • Ensure the confidentiality of all information of the members
  • Promote long-term strategy and problem/conflict resolution
  • Undertake other duties as assigned

Requirements:

  • The position is open for female candidates only
  • Availability to work 30 hours/week
  • Candidates must be based in Greece
  • Greek citizenship or eligible to work within the EU
  • Background in social work or counseling
  • Experience working in Greece
  • Firm understanding of the asylum process in Greece
  • Experience in Casework
  • Cross-cultural sensitivity
  • Required proficiency in English and French. Arabic or Farsi would be an asset, but not required.

Benefits

  • Stipend
  • Introduction to different world views, cultures, traditions, and languages
  • Work alongside highly motivated and dedicated individuals who set out to change the world
We do our best to provide you the most accurate info, but closing dates may be wrong on our site. Please check on the recruiting organization's page for the exact info. Candidates are responsible for complying with deadlines and are encouraged to submit applications well ahead.
Before applying, please make sure that you have read the requirements for the position and that you qualify.
Applications from non-qualifying applicants will most likely be discarded by the recruiting manager.
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