Job and Career Counseling and Support

Stakeholder: KYCLOS
Type of stakeholder: Non Governmental Organizations

Service last updated on 14-03-2023

General Information

Population Groups
Refugee / immigrant population
  • General population
Days / Hours of service
  • Monday to Friday: 15:00 - 22:00
Supported languages
GREEK FARSI DARI ARABIC KURMANJI ENGLISH FRENCH

Description

Kyclos’ stand is that income is a fundamental prerequisite for survival and integration.
By having income people ensure their livelihood and dignity. But also work also serves the value of Kyclos that says that integration is two-sided: not only  the refugees are part of the Greek reality and culture but also the locals have a first relation with the identity of the refugees.
For this reason, since its foundation, Kyclos has been actively supporting refugees in finding a job that corresponds to their level of integration and skills. Kyclos:

– Makes the first contact with potential employers
–  Assists potential employees and employers with bureaucracy and paperwork needed for the recruitment to take place
– Provides guidance for giving an interview, for writing a CV and for presenting oneself to an employer
– Is in continuous contact with both the employer and the employee particularly during the first period after recruitment. This is in order to ensure the sustainability of the project and the smooth cross-cultural cooperation between both parties.

Kyclos tries to match as much as much as possible the skills of each person to the potential job position. In some cases, such as in the sewing workshop, this is possible. But it often happens that refugees learn from scratch a new job such as olive harvesting or bee keeping.

Job and Career Counseling includes:
1) CV creation
2) Familiarization with the job interview
3) Career Orientation sessions
4) Information on working law
5) Linking with possible employers
6) Sensibilisation sessions/seminars with local employers on refugee related issues
7) Accompanying the new employee to his/her new job
8) Having follow up meetings with the employer for feedback
9) Private lessons (3) that focus on the vocabulary of the job that has been found for the PoC.
For the parts of the Job and Career Counseling service that are individual, an appointment is needed. The sensibilisation sessions, which are done in groups, take place several times during the year according to the existing need. Therefore, their scheduling is not standard.

Participation/referral information

Contact by:

facebook_messenger: https://www.facebook.com/KyclosCommunity
phone: 306932927832
viber: 306932927832
website: www.kyclos.org
whatsapp: 306932927832