Manager, Settlement Services
Romy Vitalien manages a range of programs at Spectrum, spanning complex and intensive case management, family and relationship services (groupwork and therapeutic casework), and a suite of settlement services including casework, youth work, community development and migration assistance.
Romy has a Masters of Social Work, a Bachelor of Laws and a Bachelor of Arts, and has worked extensively with people of culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds as both a social worker and a legal practitioner.
Some highlights of Romy’s career include volunteering as a lawyer and mediator at the Legal Aid Scheme in Ghana, coordinating the reception of asylum seekers into the Australian community following their release from immigration detention facilities while working for AMES, Australian Red Cross and Life Without Barriers, and working to restore contact between family members separated internationally as a result of conflict, natural disaster and forced migration with the Red Cross International Tracing Service.
Romy is driven by the opportunity to partner with newly arrived refugees and asylum seekers to become self-reliant and to participate equitably in society, and to harness the enormous contributions that this resilient cohort can offer to Australian society.