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Community Participation Coordinator

Asylum Seekers Centre

Why ASC?

People seeking asylum are at the heart of our purpose. We work with people seeking asylum so they have the support they need to make their own life in Australia while waiting for their claim for protection to be recognised.

We rely on philanthropic donations and fundraising, some state government support, a dedicated team of professional staff and a network of hundreds of volunteers to undertake our work.

The successful candidate will join a supported, motivated, energetic and compassionate team who work together to deliver vital services, engage our community and influence policy and legal change for people seeking asylum.

The role

We are looking for an experienced community connector to work directly with people seeking asylum and help coordinate participation in social, recreational and educational activities. This is a full-time role on an initial 12 month contract, with the view to extend.

Reporting to the Community Engagement Manager, this role will work closely with the Community Engagement team of staff and volunteers to identify, connect and facilitate social activities at Newtown, Auburn and in the broader community.

The Community Participation Coordinator will work collaboratively across ASC teams and the wider community, linking people to community-based supports and turning stakeholder connections into tangible outcomes for people seeking asylum in Sydney.

The person

The ideal person for this role will have strong interpersonal and communication skills, particularly in working with people from diverse backgrounds. You will be experienced in directly supporting and engaging with people with complex needs, and a strong understanding of fostering good mental health and wellbeing.

You will have demonstrable experience in excellent stakeholder management and in developing or implementing community based projects. You work with a trauma-informed, culturally respectful, and strengths-based approach. You are flexible, adaptive, and use creativity to problem solve complex situations.

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Please contact Andrea Watkins via hr@asylumseekerscentre.org.au using the subject line: Community Participation Coordinator enquiry via EthicalJobs for any enquiries.

To apply, please upload your resume and cover letter, including an overview of how you meet the selection criteria. Please apply as soon as possible, applications will be assessed as received.

A position description is attached.

Our commitment to diversity and inclusion

ASC is an inclusive organisation. We embrace all that makes us different and recognise the benefits that these differences make. We are committed to supporting and ensuring a diverse workforce in which everyone is treated fairly and with respect.

We strongly encourage applications from people with lived experience of seeking asylum, Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islanders peoples, and people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.

Our commitment to our people

ASC is committed to developing and supporting our employees through a range of opportunities and benefits, including:

  • Flexible work and study arrangements
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Leave Loading of 17.5%
  • Paid Parental Leave program
  • Salary packaging option (up to $15,900/year tax-free)
  • Meal and Entertainment packaging option (up to $2,650/year tax-free)
  • Bonus Paid Leave over the December-January Holiday Season
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