Job vacancy - outreach worker



JRS Malta is seeking to recruit an OUTREACH WORKER on a one-year definite term contract to work with asylum seekers and immigrants in Malta.

This document outlines the qualifications required for the post as well as the job description.

Terms and conditions

The post is a part-time post.

The selected candidate would be expected to work between 15 and 20 hours per week, of which 8 hours would have to be on a Monday (between 09:00 and 17:30). The rest of the hours would need to be worked at times to be established by agreement with the organization.

Individuals who cannot offer at least 15 hours per week need not apply.


Applicants must:

→     be in possession of a first degree in law, one of the social sciences, or an equivalent/comparable qualification – significant and relevant experience may also be considered

→     be able to speak and write English fluently

→     have good communications skills, and the ability to work in a team

→     be willing to work with and for people from diverse cultures

→     possess a driving license (preferably own transport)

The following will be considered an asset:

→     Knowledge of other relevant languages, such as Maltese, French and Arabic

→     A working knowledge of immigration rules and of the reception and asylum procedure

Previous experience working with immigrants and/or asylum seekers will be considered an asset.

Job description

The selected candidate will be expected to work as part of a multi-disciplinary team.

The Outreach Worker will:

→     Coordinate the weekly drop-in service at the JRS Office

→     Conduct outreach in detention with other members of the JRS Malta team

→     Provide basic information about the asylum procedure, individual rights and benefits, and immigration rules affecting an individual’s status to asylum seekers in detention and in the community

→     Serve as a point of contact for migrants and asylum seekers and receive requests for information or assistance

→     Record all such requests and refer them for follow up and/or service/support as appropriate

→     Identify asylum seekers and migrants who are in a particularly vulnerable situation, or who are otherwise in need of services and/or support

Application and selection process

Applicants are to submit a letter of application in their own handwriting, a recent police conduct and detailed Curriculum Vitae together with the names and contact details of two referees by not later than Friday June 27, 2014 addressed to:

The Director, JRS, 50, Triq ix-Xorrox, Birkirkara BKR 1631.

Shortlisted candidates will be required to attend an interview and to undertake a number of tasks, which will include spending a number of hours in the office in order to better understand the nature of the work involved before a final decision is taken.


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