Work With JRS
JRS seeks volunteers and staff who share its vision of accompanying refugees and who are prepared for its often challenging and complex tasks.
JRS volunteers and staff may be lay persons, Jesuits or members of a religious congregation.
JRS seeks specialists in education, counselling, rehabilitation, training, management and related fields.
There are also needs for people with technical skills, especially in communication, law, agriculture and small-scale development work.
What qualities does JRS require?
In addition to the obvious desire to serve refugees and asylum seekers, maturity, considerable flexibility of temperament and a capacity to understand refugees and their circumstances without losing objectivity, these five qualities are essential in JRS staff members and volunteers:
- commitment to training others
- capacity for teamwork and community living
- acceptance of a simple lifestyle
- openness to sharing in a faith journey
- precise professional expertise
JRS is in the process of expanding its services to Parramatta, Western Sydney. We will shortly be opening a drop-in service for asylum seeker and refugee clients, called Arrupe Place.
Initially we will provide casework support, financial assistance, legal support, and home visiting services to asylum seekers living in and around the Parramatta area.
As we see more clients and learn about the needs in the area, we will look at offering other services, such as: employment programs, English classes, and other social support services.
The office will largely be run on the support of volunteers, as such, we will be looking for people to fill the following positions: