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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Government assistance for people seeking asylum is being withdrawn at a rate not seen since we opened our doors at ASC 25 years ago.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:

Health Manager (Registered Nurse) – paid position

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 hr@asylumseekerscentre.org.au.

Application Deadline: No deadline – apply asap

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


Head of Service Delivery (paid position)

Reporting to the CEO, Head of Service Delivery is a values-based, strategic and process-minded leader. The role is responsible for leading a team of professionals in all operational aspects of service delivery to ensure a welcoming and supportive environment for people seeking asylum.

This is a full-time, ongoing position based in Newtown, Sydney.

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

Application Deadline: 13 October, 2019

A position description outlining the selection criteria and responsibilities of the role can be found here: Position Description – Head of Service Delivery


Food Bank Volunteer

We are seeking volunteers to join our Food Bank team to assist in providing food and toiletries to people seeking asylum. The main duties of this role is to distribute items during the Food Bank store’s opening hours, which operates similarly to a small grocery store. The role will also involve re-stocking shelves and sorting food and toiletry donations received.

Duties and responsibilities include:

The role would suit someone who is an effective communicator, as you will be engaging with people seeking asylum with varying English-speaking skills and must be able to communicate about what they would like from the store and in return, explain the type of foods and toiletries available. This role also involves some light lifting of food parcels.

Availability & Commitment:  The volunteer must be available from 9:30am – 2:30pm, one day a week from Monday to Friday. Due to the current needs of the Centre, we ask for a minimum commitment of 3 months to the role.

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


Intake Advisor for the Employment Service (Volunteer)

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.

Duties and responsibilities 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.


 Job Advisor (with experience in Trading and Construction) – Employment Service (Volunteer)

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.


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.