CASEWORKER needed - Refugess Nonprofit in Greece

  • Added Date: Monday, 07 September 2020
  • Deadline Date: Wednesday, 30 September 2020

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.

  • Cross-cultural sensitivity.

  • Interest and align with SPIโ€™s mission.

  • Required proficiency in English, French, and Greek. Arabic or Farsi would be an asset, but not required.


  • Stipend

  • 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

  • Flexible schedule

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