- Location: Parramatta NSW
- Category: Migrant Services
Type of work
- Administration & Office Management
- Companionship & Social Support
- Food Preparation & Service
- Translating & Interpreting
- People Learning English
- Skilled Volunteers
- Work Experience
Regular - more than 6 months
JRS Women’s Space is open three days per week, mostly Wednesday-Friday 10am – 4pm. Exact days/times vary and are dependent on activities. The space will require volunteers from 28th January 2019 onwards. There will also be monthly weekend 'day trip' activities.
JRS Induction Training and specific training focused on working with women who are survivors of sexual and gender based violence.
- National Police Certificate *
- Working with Children Check *
* May be arranged via the Organisation. Details to be provided on expression of interest.
Organisational Background: Jesuit Refugee Service(JRS) is an international Catholic organisation, with a mission to accompany, serve and defend the rights of refugees and forcibly displaced people.
JRS Women’s Space is a women’s only ‘safe space’ that offers community activities and social programs to asylum seeking and refugee women and their children.
- Welcoming all who come in, introducing yourself and asking the name of the person.
- Politely informing clients that this is a women-only space and referring to the JRS Women's Space policy if a male enters the premises.
- Asking the client how you can help and direct her to the person or program required.
- Engage in general conversation with clients who are waiting, being sensitive and listening.
- Where possible, talk to clients about programs at JRS using flyers.
- Offer tea, coffee, water, biscuits, etc.
- Assist with the day to day running of the women’s space.
- Take direction from JRS project staff.
- General cleaning and hospitality tasks.
- Assist with child minding for women who are utilising the space.
- Participate/assist with the set up and running of activities for women in the space i.e. yoga/meditation classes, support groups, training sessions/workshops.
- Volunteers need to be empathetic to asylum seeking and refugee women and respectful of different cultural practices and religions.
- Good listening, childcare and organisational skills would be highly useful.
- Women with lived refugee experience and/or proficiency in a relevant community language are highly encouraged to apply.
- To be female is a genuine requirement for this position under (Section 31 of the Anti-Discrimination Act 1977).
Contact: Please direct any questions regarding the position to Sarah Fraser (Project Officer) (02) 9098 9336, or Stephanie Beckwith (Project Coordinator).