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Schools Engagement Officer

Jesuit Refugee Service Australia

JRS Australia requires a Schools Engagement Officer with a passion for engaging and educating school communities on issues facing people seeking asylum and refugees. In this dynamic role the officer will be creating and delivering workshops, supporting young people in their advocacy and action, coordinating school engagement events and developing educational resources for a range of audiences. 

ABOUT THE ORGANISATION

Jesuit Refugee Service (JRS) is an international Catholic organisation with a mission to accompany, serve and advocate for the rights of refugees and forcibly displaced people.

ABOUT THE POSITION

The Schools Engagement Officer alongside the Community Engagement and Schools Coordinator and the advocacy team will be responsible for:

  • The delivery of the schools engagement program, alongside our network of leaders with lived experience.
  • Supporting the development of the JRS Schools Engagement Program that engages students and school communities on the topics of forced displacement, human rights and social justice. 
  • Scheduling and coordinating school engagement events
  • Helping to recruit and support volunteers for the schools program
  • Developing and maintaining educational materials and resources on forced displacement and human rights for a range of age groups and audiences. 

ESSENTIAL REQUIREMENTS

  • Tertiary qualification in education or another relevant discipline, or equivalent professional experience.
  • Demonstrated understanding of the issues faced by people seeking asylum and refugees living in Australia, and the global displacement context. 
  • Experience in developing and coordinating projects/programs, particularly in relation to education. 
  • Experience in developing and delivering workshops, training or group sessions.
  • Excellent networking skills and experience of building and maintaining relationships with partners and key stakeholders
  • Excellent oral, written, interpersonal and cross-cultural communication skills. 
  • Ability to work effectively independently, as part of a team and with key stakeholders.
  • Capacity to manage competing deadlines, prioritise workload appropriately and work in a flexible manner.
  • Understanding of and sympathy with the mission and values of Jesuit Refugee Service.
  • Proficiency in using MS Office, Google Drive and online database/reporting systems.
  • Commitment to working within current Equal Employment opportunities (EEO), Work Health and Safety (WH&S), and child protection legislation.

DESIRABLE

  • Driver’s Licence and access to a reliable & comprehensively insured vehicle.    
  • Direct experience of working with people seeking asylum or refugees.
  • Direct experience of working with or in schools.
  • Experience of coordinating and supervising volunteers.
  • Understanding of Catholic Social Teaching, Catholic Church structure, systems and procedures and experience working in a Church based organisation.

AWARD

  • SCHADS Level 4.1
  • 0.5 F.T.E (5 days per fortnight)
  • Contracted until 30 December 2023

Applicants will be subject to a Working with Children Check and the National Criminal Record Check.

JRS is committed to the health and safety of its staff, volunteers and the people we serve, therefore, it is expected that all staff are fully vaccinated and are able to provide adequate proof of vaccination status.

WHY JOIN JRS?

  • You get to work as part of a team making a positive impact for people seeking asylum and refugees while being in an organisation that genuinely cares about people.
  • Flexible work arrangements.
  • Supportive, compassionate and values driven team and culture.
  • Attractive salary packaging options - up to $15,900 tax free per year.

HOW TO APPLY

To apply for this position please click "Apply Now" and follow the instructions.

If you would like further information about the Schools Engagement Officer position, please contact Zoe Grant at zoe.grant@jrs.org.au, using the subject line: Schools Engagement Officer enquiry or call 9098 9336.

A position description is attached.

People with lived experience of displacement who meet the essential criteria are strongly encouraged to apply.

Applicants will be subject to a Working with Children Check and the National Criminal Record Check.

JRS is committed to the health and safety of its staff, volunteers and the people we serve, therefore, it is expected that all staff are fully vaccinated and are able to provide adequate proof of vaccination status.

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