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SGBV Caseworker - Finding Safety

Jesuit Refugee Service Australia


Jesuit Refugee Service (JRS) is an international Catholic organisation with a mission to accompany, serve and advocate for the rights of refugees and other forcibly displaced people. JRS works in situations of greatest need, where people are most vulnerable, where there are gaps in services and where partnerships can be formed to better serve people seeking safety.

In Australia, JRS works to uphold the rights of refugees, people who are seeking asylum and migrants in situations of vulnerability and aims to support people to empower themselves, to live meaningful and dignified lives while feeling welcomed and connected to a more fair and just community.

About the role

Jesuit Refugee Service Australia is seeking a SGBV Caseworker (Parental Leave Position) for its Finding Safety program with a passion for and a commitment to ensuring the rights of people seeking asylum, particularly the rights of women who have experienced or who are at-risk of experiencing domestic and family violence and other forms of sexual and gender-based violence. 

The SGBV Caseworker will support the Finding Safety and JRS Casework teams to meet the urgent needs of women seeking asylum and other migrants in vulnerable situations who have experienced or who are at-risk of SGBV. 

The position is SCHADS 4 and part-time (0.8 FTE) and is contracted to 31st December 2021 (parental leave position).

Please note: JRS considers being a woman a genuine occupational qualification for this position under s.31 of the Anti-Discrimination Act 1977 (NSW).

Women with lived refugee experience are strongly encouraged to apply.


Essential Requirements:

  • Tertiary qualifications in social work, psychology, welfare or another relevant discipline, or equivalent experience.

  • Extensive casework experience with women who have experienced or who are at-risk of SGBV, including conducting assessments, providing information and referrals, and managing complex cases.

  • Demonstrated understanding of the issues faced by people seeking asylum and refugees living in Australia, particularly women seeking asylum.

  • Demonstrated understanding of issues related to domestic and family violence and other types of sexual and gender based violence

  • Capacity to manage competing deadlines, prioritise workload appropriately and work in a flexible manner.

  • Excellent English language oral and written communication skills, and interpersonal and cross-cultural communication skills.

  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively as part of a team.

  • Competent in using MS Office and online database/reporting systems.

  • Commitment to gender equality and women’s rights.

  • Commitment to working within current EEO, WH&S, and child protection legislation.


  • Direct experience working with women seeking asylum or refugees, especially those who are affected by sexual and gender based violence

  • Direct experience working in NSW DFV (Domestic and Family Violence) sector

  • Proficiency in a relevant community language.

A full position description is attached below.

If you would like further information about the JRS SGBV Caseworker (Finding Safety) position, please contact, Josephine Rechichi on 02 9098 9336 or at josephine.rechichi@jrs.org.au, using the subject line: SGBV Caseworker - Finding Safety enquiry via EthicalJobs.

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