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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."

The Role

This position forms part of STARTTS Clinical Services Team – Early Childhood program. It will service children 0-6 years old not yet attending school, from refugee-like backgrounds, with their parents/caregivers. This will include clients who are both long term residents and newly arrived across NSW.

The successful applicant will be part of a multicultural and multi-disciplinary team.


Reference No. #1159
Applications Close October 28, 2020
Job Board
Job Category Psychology & Counselling, Social Work
Job Field Early Childhood, Mental Health and Counselling
Employment Basis Full Time
Location Macarthur, South West Sydney

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You will have relevant tertiary qualifications in health, counselling, behavioural or social sciences, and experience in early childhood intervention or early childhood care and education.

Essential Criteria

Demonstrated understanding of refugee issues, and the effects of torture and trauma on families, and children 0-6 years old from a refugee background. You will have community development experience as well as relevant experience in conducting individual and/or group information sessions or training.

Current NSW Driver’s License is also needed.

You will be a highly motivated person with excellent communication and interpersonal skills and ability to communicate effectively within a multicultural team setting.

Other Information

Position No: 1059

Closing date: COB Wednesday 28 October 2020

Enquiries: Ms Pearl Fernandes or Ms Rosemary Signorelli on 02 9646-6700

Work Type: Full time, 38 hours per week. One year contract (continuation subject to ongoing funding)

Location: Carramar

Salary: Health Education Officer 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.

NB: Depending on the role, if appointed, as well as a Criminal Record Check clearance you may need a current ‘NSW Working With Children Check’ clearance, follow this link for information:

How to Apply

Applicants must submit the following three documents:

  1. Statement addressing all the Essential and Desirable Criteria as per the Position Description;
  2. Completed STARTTS Job Application Form and
  3. Up to date Resume/Curriculum Vitae (CV).

To view the position description (including selection criteria) and instructions on how to submit your application, please refer to the jobs section of STARTTS website:


Contact Ms Pearl Fernandes or Ms Rosemary Signorelli
Phone number 02 9646-6700

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