PEACE Team

Meet our team of highly qualified and professional counsellors and educators.
Enaam Oudih (she/her)

Practice Manager Multicultural Engagement

Languages spoken: English and Arabic

I have been working at Relationships Australia SA (RASA) for 22 years which is when I established PEACE Multicultural Services. Today, I focus on all the work that makes our services more accessible and appropriate for all people who come from diverse cultures and language backgrounds. I also teach at the Australian Institute of Social Relations (the Registered Training Organisation of RASA).

I am of Palestinian background. I started my career as a registered nurse, then completed a post-graduate qualification in Public Health and Community Sector Management. My work involves developing culturally appropriate programs to improve health and wellbeing outcomes for culturally and linguistically diverse people and development of culturally competent workforces. I also support relevant research through universities on national and local levels.

My heroes are many. Some are famous such as Martin Luther King and Malala Yousafzai, while others are not famous but have taught me and/or influenced my life a lot. Amongst those out of the public eye are PEACE clients, volunteers and colleagues.

It is my passion to learn about cultures and work with people from all walks of life. This work is the foundation of who I am today.

Memoona Rafique (she/her)

Manager PEACE and MOSAIC Services

Languages spoken: English, Urdu, Punjabi, Hindi, basic Pushto

I am honoured to be the Manager for PEACE Multicultural Services. I have been a part of Relationships Australia SA since 2015. I have served in different roles including Manager Trauma Services, Team Leader PEACE Multicultural Services and Coordinator for Multicultural Gambling Help Services.

I am originally from Pakistan, where I obtained my degrees in Clinical Psychology and Project Management. After I came to Australia in 2012, I attained further qualifications in counselling, leadership and management, and as a Child Safe Environments trainer.

Before joining RASA, I worked in International Civil Services with the United Nations in several agencies, primarily in UNDP and UNICEF. I performed different roles and duties internationally where I gained a wealth of experience in community development, capacity building, health education and psychosocial support.

I am an active volunteer for many community associations and organisations. I am extremely passionate about social justice, community empowerment and the impact of small contributions that everyone can make towards a better, peaceful and happy world.

It’s a privilege to lead a team that is so diverse, full of knowledge, and that possesses great potential and shares rich experiences.

Kyosuke (Andy) Ando (he/him)

Senior Counsellor / Case Manager 

Languages Spoken: English and Japanese

I joined PEACE Multicultural Services Team in 2021 and have been serving multicultural communities in the capacities of case management, counselling and community support.

I am originally from Japan and migrated to Australia in 2017 to pursue my passion for working in the human services sector. I then moved to Adelaide to study Social Work and completed my Master’s degree in 2020.

Previously, I have worked as a Community Development Officer in Papua New Guinea, where I worked in a remote community with the aim of improving children’s wellbeing.  That is where I found my passion for community work as well as working with people from diverse backgrounds.

I strongly believe that diversity enriches our society in profound and powerful ways, and I am extremely honoured to be part of the PEACE team that works towards a better world where diversity is valued, and differences are celebrated.

Saima Farheen (she/her)

Senior Practitioner / Project Officer

Languages spoken: English, Urdu, Punjabi and Hindi

have been a part of PEACE Multicultural Services since 2020 and with Relationships Australia SA since 2016. I am originally from Pakistan and immigrated to Australia in 2015. I brought with me the knowledge and experience of working in multidisciplinary areas, including project management in an IT environment, event management, client services, marketing and education. I hold a master’s degree in Business Administration and English Literature. I completed my Diploma of Community Services and Diploma of Counselling after coming to Australia. I have also worked with the Client Services and Children Contact Services Teams in RASA; the experience has helped me gain an understanding of the legal and cultural perspectives when living and working in Australia.  

I am very passionate about working on projects that involve community education and engagement. I develop new resources for different programs within PEACE, including but not limited to Blood Borne Viruses, Gambling Help, Rize Above Violence, The Good Life Project etc. I also work one-on-one with multicultural clients, providing counselling and case management support.   

I am incredibly passionate about working with CALD communities and making a difference in people’s lives. I love the diverse dynamics of my role as that is what keeps me motivated. 

Tingting Zhou (she/her)

Community and Peer Support Educator

Languages spoken: English and Mandarin

I work with PEACE as a Community and Peer Support Educator. I have a high commitment to the wellbeing of LGBTIQA+ community from CALD background and international students. 

I like to highlight the peer-support model and community-led approach to empower my own community. I believe we need to advocate to improve the understanding of the impacts of services and polices on CALD communities. This would help create better migrant settlement, respect and preservation of culture and ensure policies are suitable for all. 

I belong to mainland China, where I completed my Bachelor of Social Work and worked as a full-time social worker for people with disabilities and mental issues. I came to Australia in 2017 and completed my Master’s degree in Social Work.

Lakhina Eung (she/her)

Counsellor / Community Educator / Case Manager

Languages Spoken: English and Khmer

I work in the capacity of Counsellor/Community Educator/Case Manager with PEACE Multicultural Services. I can communicate in Khmer, which is the language for the Cambodian, and English. I am an active member of Cambodian community. My passion is to educate people from multicultural background about the health system and to support them in becoming independent and productive members of the society. I conduct several women’s groups where they are able to share their experiences with each other in a safe environment and encourage seeking help. Through the many years I have worked, I have supported the Cambodian community as an interpreter, support worker, project officer and a youth worker.

I have a strong passion for community work and community empowerment. I find it amazing how I can connect with Cambodian and other multicultural communities through my charisma and laughter.

Mohammed Safi (he/him)

Peer Support Worker

Languages spoken: English, Pushto, Dari, Farsi and Urdu

I am honoured to be a part of PEACE Multicultural Services, working as a Peer Support Worker. It is incredibly powerful to offer our clients an opportunity to meet others with lived experience.

I came to Australia from Afghanistan as a refugee in 2009. I feel connected to the history of Australia, as Afghan Pashtun men took part in building the railway from Adelaide to Darwin over 100 years ago. 

I have a Certificate III in Community Services, which led me to this peer support role. I am an active volunteer with many different organisations that provide client and community development services. This is in addition to serving as the Vice President of the Pashtun Community and Cricket Club and the Logistics & Accounts Head at Afghan Cricket Academy. I also work at the Multicultural Cricket League, which consists of cricket teams from 29 different countries.

As I am extremely passionate about communities, these different roles and responsibilities energise me and push me to keep learning and do my best to grow and help others grow. I believe I have just begun my journey to empower the community. There are many milestones yet to be accomplished in this path that I have chosen.

Rui Ma (she/her)

Community Engagement/Therapeutic Group Worker

Languages Spoken: English and Mandarin

I am one of the friendly faces of PEACE Multicultural Services. Splitting my time across delivering in-school respectful relationship educational program and engaging young people in the online interactive youth hub.

I am originally from China and came to Australia in 2016 as a backpacker. Then I moved to Adelaide and completed my Social Work degree in 2020.

Coming from education and social work background, I have experience working with people from different cultural backgrounds and LGBTIQA+ community in social and therapeutic group settings where their voices are heard for decisions and development.

I am a strong advocate for removing the stigma around mental health and preventing domestic violence through improving literacy. I am passionate about working with people and pride themselves on creating a safe, friendly, confidential, and non-judgmental environment.

Anyuat Kur (he/his)

Community & Peer Support Worker

Languages Spoken: English, Dinka & Arabic

I’m pleased to have joined this incredible team recently as a Community and Peer Support Worker, a rewarding role in giving back to the community in different professional ways. I came to Australia in 2016 from South Sudan where I have volunteered as a primary school Tutor and have served as a private secretary in the office of the state Governor (Jonglei state) and have been actively involved in the community both in paid roles and voluntarily, including the Church.

I have worked as a Disability Support Worker for almost three years in different settings. I have volunteered with Australian Refugees Association as a Community Educator for eight months. I have also worked in the mental health sector for two and half years as a House Supervisor. After coming to Australia, I completed my Certificate III in Individual Support, Disability and Ageing, Certificate IV in Child, Youth and Family Intervention. I am currently completing my Mental Health Peer Work Skill Set course and am passionate about further education in both the community and the health sector.

I believe in community education, empowerment, fighting stigma and creating awareness in the areas of BBV, STIs and other valuable programs that are run by PEACE. Using my lived experience has sharped me into a caring, generous, patient and eager to learn professionally.

Diversity is beauty; therefore, working with people of different backgrounds reminds me of coexistence, belonging and working differently in achieving many.

Salma Safi (she/her)

Peer Support Worker

Languages spoken: English and Pushto

I work with PEACE Multicultural services as a Peer Support Worker. I am delighted to be a part of such a culturally diverse team that strives to making a difference in people’s lives every day.

I am from Afghanistan, and I migrated to Australia in 2011. My experience as a young migrant has shaped me into an empathetic, caring and a passionate individual who is committed to empowering individuals and is a firm believer in the importance of giving back to the community and promoting safer and healthier lives.

Alongside my role, I am completing my degree in Pharmacy (Honours). However, as my journey has just begun in supporting communities, there are many milestones yet to be accomplished in the path that I have chosen.

Karendeep Dhadwal (she/her)

Therapeutic Worker / Community Engagement / Counsellor & Case Manager

Languages Spoken: English and Punjabi

I have recently started working with the PEACE Multicultural Services at Relationships Australia SA. I was born in Adelaide with a North Indian background to parents who migrated to Australia over 30 years ago. I have previously completed my Bachelors in Psychological Science, and I have a Masters in Social Work. I have worked in a range of volunteer services including the Australian Refugee Association in their Homework club and within crisis phone support services. My previous employment experiences include conducting group programs for children in schools and work as a Family Advisor supporting separated families through Mediation.

I have a strong passion for working with individuals in a therapeutic group setting, as I feel this is a beneficial style of learning that builds a sense of community while increasing one’s knowledge. I enjoy listening to diverse experiences, and I have a strong desire to reduce stigma around mental health and domestic violence within multicultural communities.

Tabitha Amakou Bol (she/her)

Community Engagement/Therapeutic Worker/Case Manager / Counsellor & Community Support Worker

Languages spoken: English, Dinka (Proficient), Swahili and Arabic (Basic)

My journey at Relationship Australia South Australia (RASA) began earlier this year having won the role of Community Engagement and Therapeutic Group Worker with the Children Services North.

I was recently afforded the opportunity to join the wonderful team at PEACE Multicultural Services. This is an exciting moment for me as working for and with community is at the core of everything I do. I strongly believe in the power of giving back to those who need it the most and my new role as Case manager, Counsellor, and Community Support Worker will fulfil this passion.

I bring to my roles a wealth of knowledge and experience in the areas of Education, Behavioural Psychology, Youth Work, Community engagement and Advocacy. My qualifications include master’s in education Applied Behavioural Analysis and a double degree in Arts and Education. My work history includes teaching at a Juvenile detention centre, as well as Youth support work where I was able to connect and support families and young people from diverse backgrounds with complex needs and experiences.

I am an active member of the South Sudanese community who navigates through different systems and find ways of creating learning opportunities through social networking. I founded a community -based group called ‘It Takes a Village’. This group works with different sectors of the community to create a sense of safety, culture, community, identity and belonging through planned activities catered towards mothers, fathers, children, and youth from Cultural and Linguistically diverse backgrounds.

Mansour Araghi (he/him)

Case Manager / Counsellor & Community Support Worker

Languages Spoken: Persian/ English 

Ethnic background: Persian

I work with PEACE Multicultural Services as Case Manager / Counsellor & Community Support Worker. My ethnic background is Persian. I have studied Bachelor of Journalism and politics, and I am currently studying Master of Social Work at Flinders University. I have been involved in supporting diverse cultural communities by being part of the mainstream and multicultural Gambling Help Service within RASA. I also conducted a survey about gambling harm within the Cambodian Community.

My passion is to work in the areas where I can promote human rights and equality for the Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Communities. This includes building on strengths and empowerment and taking anti-discriminatory and anti-oppressive approaches as well as raising awareness about available services. Moreover, I am enthusiastic about working collaboratively with other service providers in order to empower vulnerable communities, including refugees, LGBTQI+ and women from multicultural backgrounds who have experienced a range of individual, social and structural discrimination, oppression and marginalization in their lives.

Harriet Chin (she/her)

Job Title: Counsellor / Case Manager

Languages spoken: English, Mandarin, Cantonese, Hakka, and Malay

I am originally from Malaysia, and I am currently working at Relationships Australia SA (RASA) as a Counsellor/Case Manager role within the PEACE Multicultural Services. In 2017, I migrated to Australia to pursue my undergraduate study in Psychological Science, then further completed a postgraduate qualification in Social Work. My career background involved working in the SA health sectors, mainly in both hospital settings and forensic mental health rehabilitation facilities. Working in these spaces have equipped me with a unique set of skills and insights into different aspects of healthcare in Australia.

The first seeds of my passion and commitment to community well-being were planted during my early university days back in Malaysia when I engaged in a project that involved visiting rural areas to raise awareness among school children about the importance of pursuing further education. This experience not only exposed me to the realities faced by marginalized communities, but also ignited a sense of responsibility to contribute positively towards their lives.

Growing up with a Chinese-Malaysian background has instilled in me a deep appreciation for diversity and a nuanced understanding of the challenges faced by multicultural communities. This personal connection fuels my passion for working in environments that celebrate and address cultural diversity. It is my absolute privilege to be able to join the PEACE Multicultural Services family.

Jianxi (Jesse) Chen (he/him)

Job Title: Counsellor / Case Manager & Community Support Worker

Languages Spoken: English, Mandarin, Cantonese, Hokkien

I am delighted to have recently had the opportunity to join the PEACE Multicultural Services team. Originally from Southern China, I bring a wealth of experience in social work and mental health services. My academic journey includes a Bachelor’s degree in Social Work from China and a Master’s degree in the same field from Australia. Professionally, I have worked in a mental health hospital in China and in mental health service organizations in Australia. My background also includes contributions to an educational foundation, the international student organization AIESEC, and experiences in a real estate company and a health retail group in Australia.

 

This diverse array of experiences in both commercial and non-profit sectors has led me to my true calling: supporting multicultural communities and actively working to dismantle the stigma surrounding mental health issues. I am currently running a program aimed at supporting international students and promoting mental health awareness in the Chinese community. My ambition is to provide empathetic and inclusive mental health support to a variety of cultural groups, with a focus on fostering understanding and inclusivity in mental health services.

Become a volunteer

PEACE supports people from multicultural backgrounds to increase awareness of problem gambling, HIV, sexually transmissible infections, viral hepatitis and related issues. PEACE offers information, education, advocacy, referral and support for individuals, families and their communities. Clients can receive support in their own language and can also be connected to other services as needed. 

PEACE values its volunteers, their contributions and their commitment to making a positive difference to the community. We aim to provide our volunteers with a warm, friendly and professional working environment, and educational and learning opportunities. 

As a volunteer you will enjoy many benefits including: 

  • Free training and professional development courses.
  • Ongoing mentoring and support from PEACE staff members.
  • Preparation for employment in the community services sector.
  • Hands on work experience.
  • Opportunities for developing and carrying out community projects with the support and assistance of PEACE staff members.
  • Experience in working with clients.
  • Working in a supportive environment with people who share a mutual passion for social justice and equity.
  • Connect and engage with people from diverse backgrounds.
  • Access to educational resources.

For more information and to apply for our volunteer program contact Kellie Stewart, HR Project Officer, on 08 8216 5200.

Become a Community Consultant

PEACE is recruiting active people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds to join the Multicultural Mental Health Advisory Committee as a Volunteer Community Consultant.  

Reimbursement of expenses by way of an honorarium will be offered to appointed members who attend virtual meetings. 

If you know someone in your community who might be suitable for the role, please get in touch with Enaam Oudih, Practice Manager PEACE Multicultural Services for more information on 8245 8110 or email askpeace@rasa.org.au.

Student Placements

Building the capacity of the future workforce 

PEACE Multicultural Services accepts students for placement through tertiary institutions, mainly universities. 

We give priority to students who show a keen interest in building the capacity of a specific group or community among the multicultural communities living here in South Australia.

We offer a very supportive learning environment that suits people who can think outside the box and who can be resilient in challenging situations. 

Fill out your expression of interest for student placements here.  

Please let us know your needs when you contact us

Call or email during business hours to make an appointment.
If you contact us after hours, we will return your call or email during business hours. 

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