DSS Settlement Grants contract in Wagga Wagga and Wodonga include the following services:
Casework/coordination and Settlement Service Delivery
Provide settlement related information, advice, advocacy or referral services to individuals or their families due to issues arising from their settlement experience. This service type can include but is not limited to: life skills classes and information on rights and responsibilities, including partnerships and programmes that assist clients to become ‘job ready’.
Community Coordination and Development
Provide assistance to newly arrived clients to make social connections. This service type can include but is not limited to: leadership and mentoring activities; linking with mainstream services and working in partnership with local communities to provide a welcoming environment for new arrivals.
Youth Settlement Services
Provide specialised, customised settlement services targeting young people between the ages 15 and 24 years. This service type can include but is not limited to: building capabilities in employment, education and leadership; homework support; and fostering connections with the community.
Details of Case Work/Referrals
The following tables and graphs summarise and demonstrate the scope of work delivered within this program in the 2016 – 2017 report period.