This is an exciting opportunity for someone with experience in casework / social work, passionate about LGBT and refugees' rights. The caseworker will be in direct contact with asylum seekers & refugees to 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.
Maintain weekly check-ins with your assigned members, 15 min - 1 hr sessions on average
Caseload of about 30 members
Facilitate the transfer of information that will enable members to prepare relevant documentation and access specialised care
Facilitate group meetings for house members on average, once per month
Carry out 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
Attend weekly coordination meetings with other caseworkers and Operations Director
Prepare weekly case reports and provide recommendations to the Operations Director
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
Greek citizenship or eligible for Greek employment because there is a stipend.
Background in social work or counseling.
Experience working in Greece.
Interest and align with SPI’s mission.
Required proficiency in English, French, and Greek. Arabic or Farsi would be an asset, but not required.
Housing on offer
Introduction to different world views, cultures, traditions, and languages
Work alongside highly motivated and dedicated individuals who set out to change the world