Community Engagement and Employment worker Oakleigh MiCare Ltd


    • Family friendly work/life balance workplace
    • Rewarding and meaningful work
    • Save on tax with generous salary packaging benefits –Novated leasing, general living expenses, regional area benefits, meal entertainment, Holiday Accommodation and Venue hire
    • Paid training & we support Career Progression – Scholarship programs, student placement and internal promotion opportunities
    • Access our Employee Assistance program – Confidential free counselling (personal, work, financial or legal).
    • Employee wellness portal – discounts
    • Eligible staff receive benefits like income protection from our default Superannuation provider 


We are looking for a Community Engagement and employment worker to engage and empower Migrant/Refugee communities and respond to their identified needs!


Fixed term position until June 2024

Work for 5 days/ 38 hrs per week 

9.00am to 5.00pm 



SCHADS Level 3/4 (depending on skills/experience)

+ 11% Superannuation + Not for Profit Packaging


The role is based in Oakleigh

with an expectation to work at other sites/locations within the region to fulfill operational requirements


About us …

MiCare is proud to be a culturally and linguistically diverse organisation. A large part of our work is assisting people from a non-Australian background and we respect their culture, their history, their language and tastes, and their stories.

We are here for everyone believing that all people have the right to be respected and their differences celebrated. 

About the role … 

The Community Engagement and employment worker engages and empowers migrant and refugee community groups and individuals/families through the provision and monitoring of high-quality community development programs and activities/initiatives that respond to identified needs; with a particular focus on Gender Equity, inclusion and safety.

The position sits within MiCare’s Integrated Family/Client Services and Community Capacity building teams.  Some of the responsibilities of the role include:

  • Build and maintain effective links with migrant and refugee individuals and community groups, this could include but is not limited to individuals/community members on humanitarian/ migrant/ temporary and student visas.
  • Facilitate community consultations and other relevant engagements to identify issues, needs and barriers of refugee and migrant community groups and individuals/families and provide input into the development of relevant services and programs.
  • Facilitate the co-design and delivery of project initiatives that respond to identified community issues with a focus but on, but not limited to, Gender Equity, inclusion (social/economic) and safety.
  • Support community leaders/members, community groups or associations to strengthen their skills and capacity in areas such as networking, leadership, group governance, and project management. This can include, but not limited to, the planning and implementation of workshops.
  • Provide information, advice and referral to refugee and migrant community groups and individuals/families including linkage to appropriate support and service provision.
  • Participate in networks, trainings, forums, Community of Practice (COP), and conferences as appropriate and relevant to advocate needs of eligible clients and promote MiCare and its services.
  • Support/Implement legislative requirements of the role including mandatory reporting and children safety strategies, use of MARAM Framework within practice, contribute to Family Violence Information Sharing Scheme (FVISS) and Child Information Sharing Scheme (CISS), and ensure client confidentiality and privacy is maintained.

About you … 

A genuine commitment to access and equity principles, multiculturalism and the values of respect, equality, and integrity.  Self-motivated with a positive and professional approach desirable.  


  • Appropriate Tertiary qualifications in Social Work, Community Services/Development or other relevant qualification, and/or equivalent demonstrated experience.


  • An understanding of, and commitment to, the needs of newly arrived migrant and refugee communities, individuals/families including but not limited to individuals/community members on humanitarian/ migrant/ temporary and student visas.
  • Familiarity of systemic and structural barriers that migrant and refugee communities, individuals/families may experience with particular regard to the areas of gender equity, social/economic participation, and safety.
  • Knowledge of Community Development and Capacity building approaches within the Settlement context.
  • Ability to work in a culturally sensitive and trauma informed manner within an ethno-specific environment.
  • Demonstrated experience in engaging with individuals and community groups, understanding/assessing needs, leading discussions, and consultations.
  • Lived experience of migration, and resettlement, and/or capacity to speak a relevant community language and Knowledge of key services in the targeted region and surrounding areas preferred

A police check with no disclosable outcome, current medicare evidence of influenza vaccination and full COVID-19 vaccination is required by MiCare for this position.

How to apply …

Please send 1) Resume and 2) Cover letter addressing the Key Selection Criteria (as detailed in the Position Description) to [email protected] or via apply directly via the website.

Please also complete your work history and education information on the application page (you are encouraged to detail any certificates and licence(s) information under the education section), and we’ll be in touch.  Interviews will start immediately for this role so don’t delay in sending through your application.  Applications close on the 28th August 2023.

For Enquiries

Please contact Sarah Chong on 0491 693 862 or email [email protected]

If you meet the above criteria and you’re interested in contributing to an organisation that values the highest level of quality in everything it sets out to achieve, we want to hear from you!

MiCare is a Child Safe organisation and is committed in everyday practice to ensure the safety and wellbeing of children.

MiCare says “NO” to Family Violence. We believe that everyone deserves to feel safe, respected, valued and treated as equals.

MiCare is committed to equal opportunity and ensuring the workplace is reflective of the community. We encourage people from different backgrounds to apply, including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds and people with a disability.


No recruitment agencies please