CASEWORK - Volunteering Opportunity with stipend. Work with refugees in Greece

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SAFE PLACE INTERNATIONAL

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About Safeplace International: SPI’s mission is to provide food and shelter to double-marginalized communities while creating a larger framework of safety and sustainability for the people we serve.

About The Role: The caseworker position is open to candidates with experience in social work/casework, of Greek citizenship or with authorization and experience working in Greece, who are passionate about LGBTQI+ rights and supporting asylum seekers & refugees through their application process, and integration process.

Responsibilities:

  • Maintain weekly check-ins with your assigned members, 15 min - 1 hr sessions on average.
  • Caseload is about 15 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
  • Support and guide residents in their job search and in their 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
  • Promoting long-term strategy and problem/conflict resolution.
  • Undertake other duties as assigned

Requirements:

  • Must have stable Internet access, computer and cell phone provided by request
  • Minimal experience required
  • Must live in Athens, be able to telecommute with minimal on-site work required
  • Having experience as refugees activist or volunteer is a plus
  • Must be eligible for Greek employment (not full time)

Language:

  • English required
  • Greek, French, Arabic and/ or Farsi preferred (but not required)

Working Schedule

  • 15+ Cases/week + Weekly Meetings with Management and Team
  • Will work primarily VIRTUALLY with about once/ week on-site for small group activities

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About SAFE PLACE INTERNATIONAL

Location:

1830 BERKELEY WAY, BERKELEY, CA 94703, US

Mission Statement

SafePlace International’s primary mission is to provide food, clothing, shelter, and emotional support in a context of safety and protection for doubly-marginalized communities, while creating a larger framework of inclusivity with clear pathways toward individual sustainability and self-actualization.

Description

SPI was created in response to an unmet need. Countless refugees in Greece are left without safe shelter and basic services like food and guidance for their future. The most vulnerable groups of these refugees, the LGBTQI+ community and single, pregnant women are widely ignored and face added struggles and dangers. SPI’s mission is to provide food and shelter to double-marginalized communities while creating a larger framework of safety and sustainability for the people we serve. SPI envisions a world where every human being is celebrated for the unique gifts they bring. A world where sexual orientation, race, gender, class, religious orientation, physical or mental ability, and country of birth no longer separate us; a world where the recognition that the survival of our species and the planet is directly dependent on how we love and care for the most vulnerable among us.

Advocacy & Human Rights
Immigrants & Refugees
LGBTQ+

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

Michail Voda 200Athens, Greece

(37.98381,23.72754)
 

SKILLS

  • Case Work / Management
  • Social Work

GOOD FOR

N/A

REQUIREMENTS

  • 15+ Cases/week

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