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The Role 

The Clinical Services Team at STARTTS, comprised of specialized clinicians, supports staff by maintaining  current clinical skills and understanding. This position entails offering consultation and support to various  STARTTS service areas, including community services, direct services, and neurofeedback. Responsibilities  also include providing training on evaluation tools, assessment platforms, and fostering collaboration to  strategically apply clinical insights, innovations, and initiatives across all areas of STARTTS services. Proactive  consultation assesses the impact of projects, policies, and procedures for collaboration opportunities, promoting  effective cross-functional cooperation.


Reference No.1012-1
Applications CloseFebruary 26, 2024
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Job CategoryPolicy & Research, Psychology & Counselling
Job FieldHealth, Mental Health and Counselling
Employment BasisFull Time
LocationSouth West Sydney

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Essential Criteria

  1. Tertiary Qualifications in Counselling, Psychology, Social Work or another relevant Allied Health  discipline. 
  2. Developed clinical knowledge, skill and clinical experience in the provision of psychological interventions across the lifespan. Demonstrated knowledge and skills in the use of therapies such as  Cognitive Behavioral Therapies, Trauma Reprocessing Therapies, and other relevant modalities.  Demonstrated skills in working with families from both systemic and other relevant modalities. 
  3. Demonstrated experience and ability to support the planning, implementation and evaluation of service  delivery incorporating continuous improvement, evidence-based practice and research.
  4. Demonstrated experience or interest in developing and delivering training & professional development  workshops to a diverse range of participants, following best-practice adult education principles.
  5. Demonstrated knowledge of research methodology, proven ability to support the completion of  research studies, analyses, and reporting, preferably in health and mental health areas. Demonstrated developed computer skills for the purpose of analysis, specifically Microsoft Excel (or equivalent), knowledge or initiative of learning other statistical analysis programs.
  6. Demonstrated understanding of the effects of torture and trauma on individuals, families, and communities and its impact on resettlement in the Australian context.
  7. Demonstrated advanced time management skills to deliver projects efficiently and on time.
  8. Excellent oral, written & interpersonal communication skills and proficiency in the use of Microsoft Office and the ability to work independently and as part of a multidisciplinary team within a multicultural environment.

*This position is considered child-related employment and will require a Working with Children Check and a  National Police Check. 


*This role is a Category A role. It is mandatory for Category A workers to meet and maintain the vaccination  criteria (as per the current NSW Health and STARTTS policies) including annual Influenza vaccinations. Two  doses of an approved COVID-19 vaccine will be required to provide a record of your COVID-19 vaccination  status. If successful you must provide evidence of vaccination

Additionally, vaccination and/or assessment is required for Category A workers for the following transmissible  diseases – measles, mumps, rubella, varicella (chickenpox), hepatitis B, diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis (whooping  cough) and tuberculosis. If successful you must also provide evidence of vaccination and/or assessment. 

Should you not be able to comply with vaccination requirements before your commencement date, the offer of  employment may be withdrawn. 

If you have a medical reason for why you cannot be vaccinated, a medical contraindication evidence will be  required.  

Desirable Criteria

  1. Bilingual in a relevant community language. 
  2. Experience in working with interpreters. 
  3. Current NSW Driver’s Licence. 
  4. Current registration to practice as a psychologist, or endorsement or working towards endorsement in  clinical psychology, ideally would hold a post graduate degree in clinical psychology (Masters, and/or  Doctorate or PhD) that provides eligibility for full membership of the Australian Psychological Society  (APS). 

Other Information

Position No: 1012-1 

Enquiries: Joshua Hall on 02 9646 6700  

Work Type: Full-time; 38 hours per week. Contract up to 30 June 2025. (Continuation subject to ongoing funding) 

Location: Carramar NSW 

Vaccination Requirement: Category A 

Salary: Psychologist, Clinical Psychologist, Social Worker, or other relevant classification based on  qualifications, experience, and requirements of the role. A generous salary packaging scheme  is also offered to reduce the taxable income and increase the take home pay. 

How to Apply

To be considered for this position, please ensure you address the selection criteria as thoroughly as  possible.

  1. Complete a STARTTS Application for Employment Form
  2. Write a Statement Against the Selection Criteria outlining how you meet the selection criteria (see the guide How to apply for a job at STARTTS)
  3. Submit an up-to-date Curriculum Vitae (CV) 
  4. Provide copies of relevant Qualifications if applicable (overseas qualification must be assessed by an appropriate Australian body to be considered)
  5. Statements of Service from previous relevant roles (if applicable, please ask us for a sample)
  6. A cover letter is optional.
  7. Email your application and supporting documents to:

Closing date: Monday 26 February 2024 


Do you want to work in one of Australia’s leading organisations providing treatment and rehabilitation to torture  and trauma survivors; that’s quality focused, diverse & committed to making a difference in the lives of vulnerable  people in communities?  

Come & join us! 

The Organisation 

"STARTTS is a not-for-profit Affiliated Health Organisation focused on providing a broad range of services to  refugees in NSW. The focus of STARTTS approach is on building capacity and empowering people and  communities to take control over their own lives, using a strengths-based approach and building on individual,  family, community and cultural strengths."  

ContactJoshua Hall
Phone number 02 9646 6700