CASS Settlement Services Expand to Support Korean Migrants
Many newly arrived migrants often need settlement services when they first arrive in Australia. These services can assist them to have a comprehensive understanding of the various local social benefits and policies. CASS being a community services provider with government subsided settlement services for the Chinese community for over 25 years has accumulated enriched experiences in serving new migrants. In recent years, CASS endeavoured to expand its services in the multicultural community and identified the increase in demand for settlement services in the Korean community. In 2019, CASS formed a skilled team with its own resources and began to serve the Korean migrants.
Since February 2020, CASS has started a project named “Meet A Mentor”. This biweekly seminar provides support to Korean female migrants aged between 40 to 60 and enables them to gain knowledge on the basics of Australian life. It offers tips on job hunting, resume writing and interview skills and introduces the work of different industries, including aged care, disability, family day care, nursing, clinic receptionist, translator etc. The mentors also encourage participants to obtain professional certificates in Australia and actively participate in volunteering work to gain useful experiences. Since the outbreak of COVID-19, the seminars are currently conducted online. The project is receiving high attention in the Korean community and many participants have attended and benefited from these mentoring sessions.
CASS Settlement Services is not affected by the pandemic and continues to provide services to the Chinese and Korean communities, including form filling and tax support services etc. For more information, please call (02) 9789 4587 to make a booking or visit http://cass.org.au/.