As an employee of the ASRC, you will be welcomed into a nurturing, vibrant and engaged community of staff who help to support and empower people seeking asylum. We encourage talented people who share this vision, from all backgrounds, abilities and identities to apply to our vacancies.

The Asylum Seeker Resource Centre (ASRC) is both a place and a movement. We are an independent not for profit, whose programs support and empower people seeking asylum to maximise their own physical, mental and social wellbeing. As a movement, we mobilise and unite communities to create lasting social and policy change for people seeking asylum in Australia. We are proud to be owned and run by our community of volunteers and supporters.

The ASRC employs over 100 staff and depends on 1000 dedicated volunteers to carry out programs that support and empower over 3,000 people seeking asylum each year.The ASRC programs and services sit within six streams:

  • Humanitarian Services
  • Fundraising & Marketing
  • Innovation Hub
  • People Management
  • Advocacy & Campaigns
  • Shared Business Services

Staff benefits

  • A diverse and inclusive working environment
  • The ability to witness first-hand how your work can benefit the lives of people seeking asylum
  • Salary packaging of up to $15,899 per annum
  • Additional meals & entertainment packaging
  • A strong commitment to professional development
  • Flexible and supportive working arrangements
  • 1 rostered day off per month (pro rata)
  • 4 weeks of annual leave with 17.5% annual leave loading
  • Additional paid leave at Christmas
  • A comprehensive induction process which allows you to fully take-in and understand the Centre’s range of services and programs
  • You will be paired with a ‘buddy’ as part of the induction process, to help familiarise yourself, and meet other people within the organisations
  • Generous personal and carers leave, parental and compassionate leave
  • Access to the Employee Assistance Program for independent and confidential counselling
  • Free lunch daily
  • Car & bike parking available

All forms of employment with ASRC, paid or voluntary are subject to continued compliance with our Child Safety and Reporting Policy. All or any breaches to this policy may result in disciplinary action being taken and/or the cessation of the employment contract or volunteer agreements.

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

Alternatively, you can become a volunteer.  Volunteers are the lifeblood of the ASRC. Join over 1300 volunteers and make a positive impact on the lives of people seeking asylum.

Our values

Our values are the foundation of the ASRC’s identity, the core of our organisational culture, and what guides all decision-making. We have mapped the following values as being the principal beliefs and behaviours that our staff and volunteers embody which supports our vision and reflect all that we do.

Independence

  • We act without fear or favour
  • We don’t compromise our principles and integrity
  • We do what is in the best interests of people seeking asylum at all times

Human rights

  • We protect and advance the rights of people seeking asylum
  • We work from a human rights framework
  • We speak up against injustice

Empowerment

  • We work with not for people seeking asylum
  • We see, value and empower the whole person
  • We see our community as resilient and resourceful with the ability to fulfil its potential

Holistic

  • We see the person not just a person seeking asylum
  • We see the potential within the context of each individual
  • We collaborate to create meaningful impact; great things are achieved together

Innovation

  • We are responsive and adaptable to an ever changing environment
  • We do great things with very little
  • We learn, grow and strive for continuous improvement
  • We tackle seemingly intractable problems with courage and imagination

Integrity

  • We are honest, open and fair
  • We live our values; we take responsibility for our actions
  • We are accountable, ethical and professional

One Team

  • We leverage the strengths, knowledge and wisdom of our community
  • We work as one team, we share our challenges and celebrate our successes together
  • We will win the fight by working as a team

Current employment opportunities 

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Our policy

The ASRC is proud to be a child-safe organisation. All forms of employment with the ASRC; paid or voluntary are subject o continued compliance with our Child Safety Reporting Policy. All or any breaches to this policy may result in disciplinary action being taken and/or the cessation of the employment contract or volunteer agreements.

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

Application Procedure

Before applying, please ensure that you have the correct visa to work in Australia. To do this you can visit the Australian Government Department of Immigration and Border Protection website – www.border.gov.au
ASRC reserves the right to conduct a visa status check prior to making an offer of employment.

All applications must address the Key Selection Criteria and include a CV (resume). Only applications addressing the key selection criteria will be considered.

Please apply via the ASRC website

For enquiries, contact Tanya Thorpe, HR Manager, via recruitment@asrc.org.au or 03 9326 6066.

We encourage applications from people with refugee backgrounds.