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Our diverse team works closely with one another to accomplish our mission. We are passionate, dedicated, and eager to help those most in need. 

CASEWORKER - LESVOS, Women and Children's Shelter, GREECE

Part-Time Case Worker for Women and Children refugee shelter on Greek Island


Note: This is a part-time job. Applicants should have a strong command of English and are required to speak Farsi or French in addition to English.


Safe Place Greece is an organization dedicated to providing support to double-marginalized communities of refugees and migrants. Our newest project, Lesvos Women and Children's Shelter, is a housing solution for vulnerable women and small children who would otherwise be in danger in the notorious refugee camps on the island.


The caseworker position is open to candidates with experience in social work/casework/psychology, preferably of Greek citizenship, who are passionate about refugee rights and supporting refugees in Greece through their application process, integration, and emotional trauma. Applications will be evaluated on a rolling basis. Please understand that due to the high number of applicants, only those we wish to interview will be contacted.


The right candidate will be able to commit to an initial period of 6 months on our team.. Housing in shared accommodation on the island is included in the offer.

Case Worker Tasks and Responsibilities:

  • Maintain a steady stream of about 15 cases at once

  • Attend weekly coordination meetings & de-briefs with Project Manager Weekly in-depth casework meetings with each resident

  • Support in social integration for the target population.

  • Arrange referrals/accompanying residents to medical/legal/psychological appointments

  • Coordinate with other NGO’s in the area to provide services to our residents

  • Identify and prioritize vulnerable cases.

  • Prepare daily case reports & recommendations.

  • Uphold the rules of the program with residents

  • Coordinate with translators when there is a language barrier with beneficiaries

  • Carry out crisis management and de-escalation techniques in emergency situations with residents

  • Collaborate on data collection and mapping of structures and services for the target population.

  • Promoting long-term strategy and problem/conflict resolution.


Necessary qualifications:


  • Bachelor's degree in Social Work, Psychology, Sociology or other related social sciences.

  • At least two years of work experience and background with double marginalized groups or refugees

  • Experience in group coordination, preferably in a multidisciplinary team that provides psychosocial support and works in a similar context.

  • Excellent computer capability.

  • Ability to work in a demanding environment (rhythms and workload - keeping timetables).

  • Ability to take initiatives to manage the difficulties encountered in everyday work.

  • Languages English and either Farsi or French required. Greek is also ideal, other languages are a plus.

Ideal Candidates will have:


  • Knowledge of asylum and immigration procedures.

  • A background working with refugee issues

  • Communication skills, team spirit.

  • Experience and familiarity with an intercultural working environment (preference in the field of refugee crisis).

  • An understanding of grassroots style work

  • The ability to work as a team yet also be self-motivated in terms of work goals and daily tasks​


​HOW TO APPLY: Please email to apply. Include your CV/Resume and a cover letter explaining why you are interested in this position, how you can contribute, and your available dates for an interview. We look forward to hearing from you.