Job Vacancy: Psychosocial Caseworker

Call for applications for the post of

Psychosocial Caseworker

JRS Malta is seeking to recruit a full-time PSYCHOSOCIAL CASEWORKER to work with forced migrants and asylum seekers.

Terms and conditions

The selected candidate will be offered a 12-month full-time contract, with the possibility of renewal. Salary offered will be commensurate to experience.


Applicants must:

®     Hold a recognised degree in a caring profession, preferably in Social Work, Youth & Community Studies or Psychology.

®     Have knowledge of and experience in the social care field in Malta.

®     Have an excellent command of written and spoken English.

®     Have a working knowledge of and basic fluency in Maltese.

®     Possess extensive organisational and communication skills.

®     Be able to work independently and on their own initiative within a fast-paced environment.

The following will be considered an asset:

®     Knowledge of other relevant languages, such as French and Arabic.

®     Previous experience working in the refugee/humanitarian field.

®     Possess a driving license, and preferably have their own means of transportation.

Job description

The selected candidate will be expected to work as part of the JRS Malta Psychosocial Team which is a multidisciplinary team of professionals from different academic backgrounds.


  • Provide a range of support services to asylum seekers and refugees including: meeting with individual clients and/or families to assess their needs and goals, referring to external agencies and service providers relevant to clients’ needs and developing and implementing a care plan for in-depth clients.
  • Manage a caseload of in-depth clients whose complex vulnerabilities and needs necessitate the development of a strong working relationship and long-term monitoring and support.
  • Liaise with other caring professionals within the JRS team to provide a holistic psychosocial service to clients.
  • Take a lead role in providing support to clients facing hardship and housing difficulties.
  • Provide services and support within JRS services, including the JRS drop in service and outreach activities in closed and open centres;
    • Assist with any other tasks that may be required.

Application and selection process

Applicants are to submit a letter of application by email addressed to, together with a recent police conduct certificate and detailed Curriculum Vitae, and the names and contact details of two referees by not later than 19th March 2021.

Should there be difficulty in obtaining a recent police conduct certificate due to Covid-19 restrictions, this may be supplied at a later date.

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