Kondeh - Immigration Officer - Sydney, NSW, Australia

Mohamed Lamin Kondeh

Sydney, NSW, Australia

Services

Immigration Officer

Summary:

I have over 20 years practical immigration experience dealing with different clients from different ethnic and cultural backgrounds assisting them with different visa applications including:
humanitarian/refugee visas, student visas, 457 visas, skilled migration visas, family migration etc. II also have extensive experience in case management and advocacy in different areas including: managing high risk offenders in the community, mental health clients and the disabled.

Work History

Accommodation Support Worker (Campbelltown)

Department of Corrective Services

June 2008 - November 2013

Duties:

• Case management: Assess residents needs and implement case plans;
• report writing and monitoring electronic records (OIMS);
• meeting deadlines
• group work facilitation;;
• managing complex caseloads, working with high risk and complex offenders with mental health and personality;
• Work with internal and external stakeholders such as AOD counsellors, Doctors COS Psychologists, government and non-government organisation;

Community Worker

Department of Ageing, Disability and Home

February 2008 - June 2008

(Case Work)
Duties: Assess clients. Case management/coordination, develop and implement case plan and review.

Residential Support Worker / Manager

Disability

Duties:
• Assess clients. Case management/coordination;
• Develop and implement case plan and review.
• Work with internal and external stakeholders such as AOD counsellors, Doctors COS Psychologists, government and non-government organisation
• Managing challenging mental health clients, their families and other stakeholders (internal & external) such as Doctors, Psychiatrists and Occupational therapist (OT);

Residential Support Worker / Manager

Ageing disability and Home Care

May 2002 - February 2008

Duties:
• Assess clients. Case management/coordination;
• Develop and implement case plan and review.
• Work with internal and external stakeholders such as AOD counsellors, Doctors COS Psychologists, government and non-government organisation
• Managing complex and challenging mental health clients, their families and other stakeholders (internal & external) such as Doctors, Psychiatrists and Occupational therapist (OT);

June - September 2003
Worked with Sierra Leonean refugees in Guinea

House Manager

The Sunnyfield Association

Duties:
• staff supervision and training
• ensure that agency's policy and procedures (including Work place health and safety) are implemented;
• rostering staff;
• Organise and conduct staff meeting and address any issues affecting staff;
• Report writing and case management meeting with stakeholders such as family, clients advocates, Doctors and Psychiatrist;
• Liaison with the Guardianship tribunal and Office of protective Commissioner to address the needs of clients.

Community Support Worker / Manager

Drake Personnel

Duties:
• Assess clients. Case management/coordination;
• Develop and implement case plan and review.
• Work with internal and external stakeholders such as AOD counsellors, Doctors COS Psychologists, government and non-government organisation
• Managing challenging mental health clients, their families and other stakeholders (internal & external) such as Doctors, Psychiatrists and Occupational therapist (OT);

Migration Consultant & Manager

AMI Migration Consultant

Migration Consultant & Manager

• Case work: Interview, assess and prepare applications and submissions for refugee and permanent residency applicants;
• Liaise with the Immigration Department in relation to refugee status, detention and the assessment of business migrants applications;
• Completion of all documentation in relation to immigration applications;
• Follow-up on individual cases including interview;
• Advise on the latest Australian immigration rules and policy
• Represent clients at the refugee review Tribunal (RRT); Migration Review Tribunal (MRT) and the Administrative Review Tribunal
• Visiting the Immigration Detention Centres to interview clients regarding their proposed visa applications and prepare their applications for lodgement;
• Travel from time to time to visit refugee clients interstate overseas and represent their applications by liaison with the United Nations High Commission for Refugees
Special Project

President

Refugee Settlement / Canterbury Refugee Settlement Support Group

Duties:
• Resettle newly arrived refugees and migrants in the community;
• Liaise with government and non-government stakeholders such as Housing NSW; Centrelink; Doctors and other community organisisation to address the settlement needs of refugees and migrants;
• Manage client finances and report to the Department of immigration and citizenship.

Refugees from Sierra Leone and Liberia and completed behavioural management strategies

Refugee & Humanitarian Project

involved
The Sierra Leone Association in Australia Incorporated
Achieved Refugee Visa for hundreds of Refugees from Sierra Leone and Liberia and completed behavioural management strategies for mental health and disabled clients.

RELEVANT EXPERIENCE & SKILLS
SECURITY AWARENESS
• Experience working in COSP, continually being security conscience
• Ability to take urine samples
• Utilise a walkie talkie used with the security staff
• Ability to administer the Breathe Alcoholiser
• Experience working with Local Area Command (LAC)
• Experience working with ESO and CCG co-managed offenders
• Experience working with offenders utilising the "Star" and "anklets" and working with the Electronic Monitoring room to ensure offenders are abiding by their obligations
• Extensive experience working in high security environments

ADMINISTRATION SKILLS
• Maintaining all necessary departmental records as required
• Extensive experience writing reports
• Excellent administration skills
• Confident computer operator for all relevant Microsoft software
• Confident utilising OIMS, writing case notes and accessing relevant
• Ensuring confidentiality of information and security of all personal property of
Clients.

CLIENT FOCUS
• Provide appropriate support to residents to enable them to achieve their individual goals
• Assisting and supporting residents to develop community living skills by facilitating their active participation in budgeting, shopping and aspects of community life including the management of the residence, it's physical operation and client related finances
• Encouraging residents to develop personal, community and social relationships and leisure sport, recreation holiday and travel skills as appropriate
• Used conflict resolution / problem solving skills
• Ensured OH & Safety standards were adhered to always
• Responded to emergency situations / accidents

OTHER

Residential Status:...

Manager & Migration Consultant

Self-Employed - Marrickville

Immigration advice and assistance, client case management, liaising with the department of immigration, Doctors, accountants, family members and representing clients at detention centers, immigration, Refugee and migration review tribunals.

Qualifications & Certifications

Police Management

Charles Stuart University

Criminal Justice Studies

Southern Cross University

BA (Welfare Studies)

University of Western Sydney

TAFE NSW

Thomas Wright Institute

Skillpages has been acquired by Bark.com!

Bark.com is pioneering the way people find local services. Skillpages is the world’s premier directory of service providers.

Find out more


Are you sure that you want to leave?

   
Supported Countries
Choose your country

×