Joansy Pegrum

My goal is to articulate a vision that will motivate others and improve myself being in a good asset leader. I am motivated by challenging goals.

  • Position:
    Vice President

My goal is to articulate a vision that will motivate others and improve myself being in a good asset leader. I am motivated by challenging goals. My vision genuinely includes benefiting others in our society especially multicultural community where I have experienced working over the last 24 years in Australia. My plan is to achieve the objectives of Public and Community Social Services Sector. I am comfortable in making presentations to groups and ability to facilitate. I am self-motivated and take initiative. I have organised and structured Karen Welfare Association over 24 years and Australia Karen Social Services Network over 7 years. I am very empathetic and warm. Though I am flexible and adaptable to changes, I am willing people to speak the truth so that I can have better understand on important issues. I have participatory style leadership that motivate people and facilitates their development. I have earned respect by being open-minded. My willingness to enlist the cooperation of other is a sign of respect for others. Due to my strong and complex upbringing within political, social and religion family and environment, I enjoy reflecting on different ideas and opinions with open-minded. I have a good interpersonal and problem solving skill which assist in my leadership role. I have the ability to mix and interact directly with the people who are working with me to gain better perspective of my organisation. Years of experience and as a Senior Case Manager with Multicultural Community Services Sector working with people from culturally and linguistically diverse background, I take responsibility in encouraging others to increase their motivation and involvement in the community for them to settle successfully.

I have successfully demonstrated skills in Community Service roles:

  • Excellent coordination skills – Over 12 years with the Settlement Services Program as Senior Program Officer and now Settlement Engagement and Transition Support (SETS) as Senior Case Manager at Multicultural Services Centre of W A.
  • Advanced skills and experience in advocacy, information dissemination & referral – networks within Ethnic Disability Advocacy Centre (EDAC), Association for Services to Torture and Trauma Survivor (ASeTTS), Australia Red Cross (ARC), Department of Human Services, Department of Home Affairs and other community service providers and organizations.
  • 23 years’ experience working with people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds in community development.