Work with us

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Government assistance for people seeking asylum is being withdrawn at a rate not seen since we opened our doors at ASC more than 20 years ago.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 exciting roles available:

Caseworker (paid)

The Caseworker role will provide tailored and culturally-sensitive case management services to people seeking asylum who are members of our Centre. The role will manage a caseload of people with a variety of gender, cultural, health, legal and crisis needs. As a member of the Casework Team, the role will also undertake rotational coverage of Casework services such as accommodation assistance, assessment of new and current clients and review of in-house referrals.

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

Selection Criteria:

  • Minimum three years experience in a case management role working with people with complex needs
  • Tertiary degree in Social Work or other relevant discipline
  • Demonstrated experience and working knowledge in mental health support
  • Demonstrated experience in providing crisis to medium-term case management
  • Demonstrated experience working in a cross cultural environment
  • Excellent communication skills  (interpersonal, written and oral) with a broad range of people
  • Current NSW Driver’s License

Desirable:

  • Five years experience in a case management role is preferred
  • Experience in working with people seeking asylum
  • Experience in group work facilitation
  • Experience working with translators and translating services

How To Apply:

Please submit your CV and a cover letter addressing the full selection criteria to Kristine De Guzman, Business Resources Manager at hr@asylumseekerscentre.org.au. Please note applications which do not directly address the criteria will not be considered

Application Deadline: Friday, 23rd November, 5:00pm

A position description can be found here: Position Description – Caseworker.


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


Lunch Volunteers

If you enjoy basic food prep and making quick and easy healthy meals for people from all over the world, please join our lunch volunteer team!

Duties and responsibilities include:

  • Cooking lunch, free choice of menu but always with a vegetarian option. Often done together with a team of 4 to split the load.
  • Serving the food “canteen style” to members of the centre, who line up with plates.
  • Helping to wash up pots and clean up the kitchen afterwards (we do have two dishwashers that people rinse plates and use).
  • Packing up any leftovers into takeaway containers and clearly marking them.

Availability & Commitment: 11.30am to 1.30pm approx, depending on how much food preparation is needed on the day when serving. Frequency: upon availability in our roster. Please let us know which day of the week you are available in your application.

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

Working rights in Australia and a valid NSW Working with Children’s Check is required from all workers of the Asylum Seekers Centre.

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