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Detention Rights Advocacy Program Casework Coordinator

Asylum Seeker Resource Centre

About the Asylum Seeker Resource Centre

Founded 19 years ago, the Asylum Seeker Resource Centre (ASRC) is Australia’s largest human rights organisation providing support to people seeking asylum. We are an independent not-for-profit organisation whose programs support and empower people seeking asylum to maximise their own physical, mental and social well being. We champion the rights of people seeking asylum and mobilise a community of compassion to create lasting social and policy change.

We are a value-driven organisation that strives to be part of a change movement that supports people seeking asylum by providing critical services such as assistance with accommodation, food provisions, casework and legal services.

The ASRC movement is proudly supported by a community of committed volunteers and supporters who embrace the organisation’s vision that people seeking asylum can live safely, sustainably, independently and equally.

About The Detention Rights Advocacy Program

The Detention Rights Advocacy Program (DRAP) focuses on individual and systemic advocacy and casework for people in detention. This includes individual intervention, referral and support, private and public advocacy strategies for groups and individuals, managing media requests, highlighting conditions of detention (onshore and offshore), assistance with complaints to human rights and other complaints bodies and support for strategic litigation.

About You

As a highly motivated and intelligent individual you will possess the following skills, attributes and experience:

  • Extensive knowledge of and demonstrated experience in advocating for the rights of refugees and people seeking asylum, particularly people in immigration detention
  • Demonstrated experience in complex casework
  • Demonstrated experience in suicide intervention and critical incident management
  • In depth knowledge of the refugee sector and migration processes for people seeking asylum
  • Exceptional time management skills and demonstrated ability to prioritise tasks in an under resourced environment and often in stressful circumstances
  • Demonstrated resilience and resourcefulness and excellent crisis and conflict management skills in similar work setting
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office and Google Apps

Employee Benefits

Be a part of the largest human rights organisation for refugees and people seeking asylum. We recognise and appreciate our incredible staff for their contribution, dedication and passion to support and empower people seeking asylum by providing the following conditions above the relevant modern award:

  • The ASRC offers Flexible Working Arrangements
  • Generous Leave (annual Leave Loading of 17.5%)
  • Additional discretionary leave provisions including:
    • Bonus Paid Leave over the December-January Holiday Season
    • Paid Pandemic Leave
    • Leave due to Cultural or Religiously Significant Events
    • Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander Leave
    • Leave for Staff Seeking Asylum
    • Gender Affirmation Leave
  • Free onsite parking
  • Salary packaging (up to $15,900 per year tax free)
  • Entertainment Packaging (up to $2,650 per year tax free)
  • Discounts via HR systems provider at grocery and retail outlets
  • 100 metres from Footscray station and buses

Position Description

Please find the Position Description here to address the Selection Criteria.

Application Process

Only applications that include a CV and cover letter addressing the Selection Criteria, will be considered.

All offers of employment are subject to a satisfactory Criminal History Check and provision of a valid Working with Children Check prior to commencement.

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