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Thank you for your interest to join our team at Asylum Seekers Centre.

Government assistance for people seeking asylum is being withdrawn at a rate not seen since we opened our doors at ASC 25 years ago. Thousands will be affected. More than ever we need the support of our community who with their dedication, commitment and compassion enable us to provide a welcoming and safe environment for the many people who come to the Centre seeking comfort and assistance.

We welcome you to express your interest in joining our team or expand your role if you are already involved with us!

Please find details below of current paid and voluntary roles available:


Housing Caseworker (priority to fill)

The Housing Caseworker is responsible for the day-to-day coordination of ASC’s housing service. The primary focus of the role is to manage housing occupancy, assess eligibility and compatibility of clients for the service and ensure properties are maintained to an appropriate standard.

This is a continuing, full-time role based at our Centre in Newtown.

How To Apply: Please send a brief Expression of Interest about how you meet the selection criteria along with your resume to hr@asylumseekerscentre.org.au.

Application Deadline: Friday, 23 August 2019

A position description outlining the selection criteria and responsibilities of the role can be found here: Position Description – Housing Caseworker 


Individual Giving & Appeals Lead (paid)

We are in search of an experienced fundraiser with strengths in creating and delivering innovative appeals and developing donor journeys. The Individual Giving and Appeals Lead will transform the ASC donor giving programs including acquisition, retention and reactivation, appeals, regular giving and bequest acquisition delivering financial results and an excellent donor experience.

This is an excellent opportunity to be involved in the implementation of a new fundraising and philanthropy strategy and making a real impact for people seeking asylum.

This is a continuing full-time role based at our Centre in Newtown.

How To Apply: Please send your resume and a cover letter addressing the full selection criteria to hr@asylumseekerscentre.org.au.

Application Deadline: 2 September, 2019

A position description outlining the selection criteria and responsibilities of the role can be found here: Position Description – Individual Giving & Appeals Lead. 


Fundraising & Community Events Coordinator (paid)

ASC is looking for an experienced, creative and very well organised community fundraiser to grow our community-led and third party events.

Reaching out to the wider community, you will re-invigorate and expand the Community Speakers’ Program to raise awareness of the positive impact of the work of ASC and ways to support and welcome people seeking asylum in Australia. The position will provide some administrative support to the fundraising and philanthropy team.

This is a continuing full-time role based at our Centre in Newtown.

How To Apply: Please send your resume and a cover letter addressing the full selection criteria to hr@asylumseekerscentre.org.au.

Application Deadline: 2 September, 2019

A position description outlining the selection criteria and responsibilities of the role can be found here: Position Description – Fundraising & Community Events Coordinator.


Communications & Digital Marketing Officer (paid)

We are seeking a talented communications and digital marketing specialist who can create compelling communications and social media content that will engage the wider community more meaningfully in the work of ASC.

This person will build a strong social media presence; assist in the production of internal publications, collateral and promotional materials; update and maintain the web content and other social platforms; source content and digital images; collate social media analytics; work alongside the fundraising and philanthropy team to create effective communications that will grow the ASC supporter base; and, provide support for ASC annual events.

This position is a continuing full-time role based at our Centre in Newtown.

How To Apply: Please send your resume and a cover letter addressing the full selection criteria to hr@asylumseekerscentre.org.au.

Application Deadline: 2 September, 2019

A position description outlining the selection criteria and responsibilities of the role can be found here: Position Description – Comms & Digital Marketing.


Health Manager (paid)

The Health Manager has the responsibility for leading the ASC Health Service team of employees and volunteers. The service works to assist people seeking asylum to address basic health care needs and increase their capacity to engage in the community as they await a decision on their protection claim. The Centre’s work is underpinned by a set of values built on our commitment to a human rights approach.

This position is a permanent, full-time role based at our Centre in Newtown.

How To Apply: Please send your resume and a cover letter addressing the full selection criteria to Kristine De Guzman, Business Operations Manager at hr@asylumseekerscentre.org.au.

Application Deadline: 9 September, 2019

A position description outlining the selection criteria and responsibilities of the role can be found here: Position Description – Health Manager.


Volunteer Intake Advisor (Employment Service)

Working with the Employment Service, an Employment Intake Advisor will support people seeking asylum in the initial stages of engagement with the Employment Service to ensure employment goals are identified and progressed. This role is key to support people seeking asylum on their pathway to employment and independence.

Tasks will include:

  • Ensuring a positive client experience when a client commences with the service
  • Acting as the first point of contact and meeting with clients to discuss skills, experience, qualifications and employment goals
  • Undertaking a communication assessment to determine further opportunities for skill development
  • Supporting the Employment Service in monitoring and identifying trends

Availability & Commitment: 1 day per week for 12 months: ½ day working one-on-one with people seeking asylum at the Centre, and ½ at home in preparation and research – (ongoing).

A position description outlining the selection criteria and expectations of the role can be found here: Position Description – Employment Intake Advisor.


Volunteer Job Advisor (Employment Service)

We have multiple vacancies to fill in the role of volunteer Job Advisor. This role provides one to one advice and mentoring to people seeking asylum who are seeking employment in Australia.

Duties and responsibilities include:

  • Identifying expertise, abilities, interests and work readiness of job seeker
  • Ability to advocate with employers on behalf of job seekers
  • Resume and cover letter development
  • Referring people seeking asylum to training and other services as needed
  • Provide interview preparation when needed
  • Using your networks and experience to help people seeking asylum gain work is key to the role

Availability & Commitment: 1 day per week for 12 months: ½ day working one-on-one with people seeking asylum at the Centre, and ½ at home in preparation and research.

A position description outlining the selection criteria and further requirements of the role can be found here: Position Description – Job Advisor.


Volunteer Post Employment Support (PES) Advisor (Employment Service)

Working closely with the Employment Service staff team, the PES advisor facilitates the Employment Service’s Post Employment initiatives that support our client group and Partner Employers.

Duties and responsibilities include:

  • Monitor, support and assist in the delivery of a comprehensive Employment Service

  • Systematic support for clients in employment through regular contact and support (in the form of a post-placement phone survey)

  • Supporting the Employment Service team in monitoring and identifying post employment trends

  • Assisting in the preparation of reports and data compilation

  • Supporting the team in the completion of post-employment administration

    Availability & Commitment: Half a day per week. Minimum commitment of 6 months 

A position description outlining the selection criteria and further requirements of the role can be found here:  Position Description – PES Advisor.


IT Support Volunteers for ASC Employment Service 

We have multiple vacancies to fill in the role of volunteer IT Support. This role provides technical support to our Employment Service Team.

Duties and responsibilities include:

  • Basic IT support for Employment team (Google Drive, Mail, Calendar, file management, printing and scanning, etc.)
  • Support and training for Employment team in CiviCRM (training and documentation provided)

Availability & Commitment: 1 day per week (or two half days)

A position description outlining the selection criteria and further requirements of the role can be found here: Position Description – IT Support


Employment Service Administrator (Volunteer) 

We are looking for volunteers to work in the Employment Service as an Administrator.

Duties and responsibilities include: Reporting to the Employment Manager and working closely with the entire Employment Service staff team, the Administrator will support achieving our clients employment goals.

Availability & Commitment: 1/2 day per week. Minimum commitment of 6 months.

A position description outlining the selection criteria and further requirements of the role can be found here: Position Description – Employment Service Administrator (Volunteer)


How to apply: To express your interest for any of the above volunteer roles, please send an email to volunteer@asylumseekerscentre.org.au with your resume, brief blurb about yourself and how you meet the selection criteria (found in the position description).

Application Deadline: Please apply ASAP.

A current and valid NSW Working with Children’s Check is required from all employees and volunteers of Asylum Seekers Centre.

If you haven’t found anything that suits you, we encourage you to visit the NSW Humanitarian Hub which is a central point for volunteering opportunities in the sector. There you will find current vacancies listed for our organisation as well as our partner agencies who undertake similar work.

We thank you for your support and interest in the work we do.