The SCARF employment program supports refugees to overcome the multiple barriers to seeking employment through individualised support. Taking a holistic and strengths-based approach, the program fosters social and economic inclusion for participants and their families.
We work with participants to identify language, education, and employment goals and receive one-on-one support from the SCARF employment coordinator and trained volunteers. Participants identify existing skills and experience; access education and training opportunities; build professional networks and develop employment confidence through work-ready skill workshops (e.g. resume writing, identifying transferable skills, interview skills, addressing selection criteria and Australian workplace norms).
Support does not end once someone has achieved employment. Post-placement support for both employees and employers, includes support with onboarding and understanding workplace rights and responsibilities, assistance with employer required training and paperwork, workforce inclusion training for businesses, regular check-ins with the employer, supervisor and employee to support communication and respond to any emerging issues.
Why Employment Support Matters
Supporting Employment Support
SCARF relies on support from the wider community to deliver our employment support program. There are many ways you can contribute, including volunteering, holding a fundraiser, or donating to SCARF.