Applications open: MELS Community Education Officer Positions (Casual)

Are you a community leader keen to help people understand their work rights and end workplace exploitation? 

Applications are now open for the Migrant Employment Legal Service MELS Community Education Officer positions.

MELS is looking for Community Education Officers to deliver targeted and culturally appropriate education sessions to their communities to help them understand and enforce their work rights. Community Education Officers are paid casual positions.

As part of the role, you will participate in a paid 10-day Train the Trainer Program in employment and anti-discrimination law and services and a final Showcase/Graduation event. 

Train the Trainer is a comprehensive 10-day training program in employment and anti-discrimination law for community leaders and community workers keen to help people understand their rights at work and facilitate referrals to relevant services, e.g. Fair Work Ombudsman, Anti-Discrimination NSW etc.

The pilot program will be delivered by MELS to spread awareness about workplace laws in NSW and improve access to legal services for vulnerable migrant worker communities who traditionally do not access mainstream services. The Program helps to bridge this gap by effectively informing people about their rights at work and available services, while also empowering communities to enforce their rights by building relationships and trust between vulnerable workers and services that can assist.

Role Overview

  • Attend all sessions of the Program from April to June 2021
  • Deliver a showcase presentation to community support workers and other key stakeholders at the end of the program
  • Assist to develop targeted and culturally appropriate education resources to explain employment and anti-discrimination laws and services to community members
  • Plan, organise and deliver targeted, face to face and culturally appropriate community education sessions to community members;
  • Work with community organisations to organise and promote education sessions;
  • Track participant attendance at education sessions and collect evaluation forms;
  • Provide feedback on key employment issues affecting the community;
  • Facilitate referrals from community members to key services that can assist them with employment-related matters;
  • Share information and resources about work rights with their communities
  • Promote work rights and relevant services to community members; and
  • Assist to strengthen links between newly arrived and emerging communities and vulnerable migrant worker communities with employment justice agencies

Application closed Friday 12 March 2021 at 5pm.

Are you a community worker looking for a professional development opportunity?

MELS is also offering the Train the Trainer Program as an unpaid professional development opportunity for community workers from migrant and refugee backgrounds who are currently working in an agency or service that supports newly arrived migrant and refugee communities.

If you have any questions about the positions and Training Program, please contact Tu Le, tle@mels.org.au or 9137 6067.

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