The Salvation Army Recruitment Case Study

A win/win/win social work recruitment - A case study.

The Opportunity

McArthur Human Services had three UK social workers working as locums with The Salvation Army (TSA) in Melbourne. During a casual conversation with the manager at TSA they discussed the challenge of these valuable and fully qualified staff on working holiday visas and the complexities of having them complete
fruit picking or regional work for up to 4 months to enable their work visa to be extended. Not for profit
agencies are also very reticent to commit to international sponsorship.

We suggested the potential option of sponsorship under a two year temporary skills shortage visa. As we had significant knowledge of visa sponsorship from our work with University of Southern California and UK social work recruitment, we were aware of the process and what had to be done.

The Challenges

Managing the risk of being the sponsor and the perm employer were key challenges. Likewise ensuring we met the Department of Home Affairs requirements for each of the staff. In addition, commercial reality and cost were essential practical considerations and working out how to make this work financially for all involved was key.

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