The Rural & Regional Team Leader/Counsellor (Southern Region of NSW) has a role in overseeing the Rural and Regional team activities in the Southern Region and outreach areas, support counsellors in their teams, provide regular performance management, respond to requirements and contractual duties placed upon Direct Services Program and collaborate with Direct Services and other relevant Coordinators and participate with their fellow Direct Services Team Leaders. Provide assessment, short to medium term counselling and support services to refugees both newly arrived and established, permanent residents and asylum seekers.
|Applications Close||December 1, 2023|
|Job Board||NCOSS Community Jobs|
|Job Category||Psychology & Counselling, Social Work, Training & Education|
|Job Field||Community, Multiculturalism & Diversity|
|Employment Basis||Full Time|
- Tertiary qualifications in health, counselling, behavioural or social sciences.
- Demonstrated skills and experience in management/team leadership and capacity to manage Rural and Regional sub teams in Southern Region of NSW (Wollongong, Wagga Wagga and Albury).
- The position has a strong emphasis on engagement with service providers, the promotion of STARTTS work in the Region, cooperation with community leaders and experience in community development, community liaison and advocacy.
- Demonstrated excellent oral, written and interpersonal communication skills and ability to work independently and as part of a management team.
- Demonstrated skills and experience related to assessment, counselling, group work and training in a cross-cultural context and experience in working with children and adolescents in a clinical setting.
- Demonstrated understanding of the issues affecting refugees in particular resettlement issues, and the effects of torture on individuals, young people, families, and communities including issues/challenges of providing services in rural and regional settings.
- Demonstrated capacity to deliver training to mainstream service providers and ability to provide clinical supervision including students via endorsement scheme.
- Current unrestricted NSW Driver’s Licence (P2 acceptable)
*This position is considered child-related employment and will require a Working with Children Background 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.
- Knowledge of local communities in Southern NSW regional centres and available services.
- Bi-lingual in a language relevant to STARTTS’ client group.
Enquiries: Gordana Hol on 02 9646 6700
Work Type: Full-time; 38 hours per week. Contract up to 30 June 2025. (Continuation subject to ongoing funding).
VACCINATION REQUIREMENT: Category A.
Salary: Health Services Manager Level 2. 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.
- Complete a STARTTS Application for Employment Form
- 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”)
- Submit an up-to-date Curriculum Vitae (CV)
- Provide copies of relevant Qualifications if applicable (overseas qualification must be assessed by an appropriate Australian body to be considered)
- Statements of Service from previous relevant roles (if applicable, please ask us for a sample)
- A cover letter is optional.
- Email your application and supporting documents to: STTS-Jobs@health.nsw.gov.au
Closing date: Friday 1 December 2023.
NB: Depending on the role, if appointed, you may need a current ‘NSW Working With Children Check’ clearance, follow this link for information on how to apply of your check: https://ocg.nsw.gov.au/working-children-check/applicant
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!
"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."
|Phone number||02 9646 6700|