In the past week, we have streng­t­he­ned our search for a soci­al worker. The per­so­nal care and coun­se­ling of the NAOMI par­ti­ci­pants (par­ti­ci­pants in the cour­ses, resi­dents of the apart­ments ren­ted) must be pro­fes­sio­nal­ly desi­gned and cri­te­ria for the assi­s­tan­ce must be drawn up. This is an attempt about repor­ting the plan of the job descrip­ti­on based on the needs and the goals of NAOMI: 

1.) Vol­un­te­ers are recrui­ted and recei­ve gui­d­ance and inst­ruc­tions, agree­ments are made and sup­port con­cepts deve­lo­ped and adap­ted to new situa­ti­ons. Con­trac­ts with vol­un­te­ers and their reports are fol­lo­wed up. 

2.) On the one hand, the accom­p­ani­ment for the par­ti­ci­pants in the Ger­man cour­ses, which all app­lied for the pro­ce­du­re of fami­ly reuni­fi­ca­ti­on with ger­man speaking coun­tries, is important so that they can pre­pa­re them­sel­ves well for the inter­views and the pro­vi­si­on of docu­ments and make arran­ge­ments with the rela­ti­ves in Ger­ma­ny. In spe­cial cases the tickets for the trip to Ger­ma­ny can also be paid, as with the visa per­mits by the Ger­man Embas­sy. Par­ti­ci­pa­ti­on in the Ger­man cour­ses in NAOMI is accom­pa­nied and pro­mo­ted. Agree­ments with the part­ner orga­ni­za­ti­ons that trans­fer cli­ents to Ger­man cour­ses are taken. Offers that aim to pre­pa­re for a life in Ger­ma­ny are deve­lo­ped. Tho­se who are hosted in apart­ments of NAO­Mi are also sup­por­ted in ques­ti­ons of the loca­ti­on, and we try to fol­low up the accom­mo­da­ti­on issu­es (damages and repairs). 

3.) On the other hand, the soci­al worker will advi­se and sup­port all par­ti­ci­pants in sewing cour­ses and in the sewing work­shop. This is about tack­ling ever­y­day life, espe­ci­al­ly about inte­gra­ti­on in Greece. Par­ti­ci­pants in the­se cour­ses are, above all, refu­gees who are not part of the relo­ca­ti­on pro­gram of the EU or a fami­ly reuni­on, i.e. peop­le from Afri­ca, Afgha­ni­stan and other coun­tries. Trai­ning needs, job search, fin­ding assi­s­tan­ce pro­grams, housing and net­wor­king with other soci­al insti­tu­ti­ons and trans­fers are tasks of the job, to find their rights in socie­ty and a self deter­mi­ned life in Greece as a wel­co­m­ing coun­try. Also, limi­ted finan­ci­al aid is to be gran­ted accord­ing to cer­tain cri­te­ria. For all tho­se who came to Greece befo­re 2015, the­re are no spe­cial pro­grams, but they are trea­ted like Greeks, so Greek insti­tu­ti­ons must be known. It will be more than nee­ded to crea­te a net­work and to pre­pa­re them for asking their rights in the Greek rea­li­ty and soci­al sys­tem.  

4.)  Tog­e­ther with the core team of NAOMI, in con­ti­nuous con­tact and regu­lar mee­tings, the goals of the sewing work­shop and the Ger­man cour­ses and soci­al worker work are con­ti­nuous­ly regar­ded  in order for all of us to check and adapt the same goals. Soci­al worker is part of a com­mon effort and a com­mon lear­ning pro­cess of all employees, vol­un­te­ers and board mem­bers in the frame of the sta­tu­te for the sup­port of our cli­ents and soci­al par­ti­ci­pa­ti­on and soci­al jus­ti­ce.

 The NAOMI soci­al work is not an open coun­se­ling cen­ter, but is espe­ci­al­ly for tho­se who par­ti­ci­pa­te in the NAOMI cour­ses and groups. The­se are more than 80 peop­le. Regis­tra­ti­ons forms and docu­men­ta­ti­on of activi­ties  are deman­ded.

 5.) Emer­gen­cy cases: Only in excep­tio­nal cases and in spe­cial emer­gen­cy cases can refu­gees from out­si­de be given soci­al sup­port and finan­ci­al sup­port tem­pora­ri­ly and after trans­fer through part­ner orga­ni­za­ti­ons. This also app­lies to demands for help from camps-aut­ho­ri­ties or other sup­por­ter- groups who don’t have the emer­gen­cy bud­get.

 

Doro­thee Vaka­lis, Pfrin. i. R.

Tel.: 0030 694 2516 220

 

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