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The Role 

The main role of Neurofeedback Specialist Counsellor is to provide clinical assessment, counselling, neurofeedback and other modalities of neuromodulation to the refugee clients, survivors of torture and trauma. The Neurofeedback Specialist Counsellor is also responsible for providing training and consultancy related to neuromodulation techniques used in the Neurofeedback Program to other professionals and services and to participate in relevant research/evaluation studies. 


Reference No.1082-F
Applications CloseMay 3, 2024
Job Board
Job CategoryPsychology & Counselling, Social Work
Job FieldHealth, Mental Health and Counselling
Employment BasisFull Time
LocationSouth West Sydney

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Essential Criteria

  1. Relevant qualifications and current and full registration with AHPRA and eligibility for Medicare Provider number. 
  2. Understanding of refugee issues, and the effects of torture and trauma on clients, their families and communities. 
  3. Demonstrated experience in providing psychological assessment and testing. 
  4. Demonstrated counselling experience in working with clients affected by experiences related to torture and trauma. 
  5. Demonstrated interest in applied neuroscience and use of neuromodulation techniques in working with trauma survivors.
  6. Demonstrated qualified training and experience in neurofeedback therapy or willingness to undertake neurofeedback training.
  7. Excellent oral, written, interpersonal communication skills and proficiency in the use of Microsoft Office and demonstrated ability to build and maintain effective working relationships, including proven ability to work independently and as part of a multidisciplinary team within a multicultural environment and act with diplomacy and discretion when dealing with sensitive and confidential issues. 
  8. Current NSW Driver’s Licence (P2 licence acceptable). 

*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. Itis mandatory for Category A workersto 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.

Other Information

Enquiries: Mirjana Askovic on (02) 9646 6700 

Work Type: Full-time; 38 hours per week. Contract up to 2 Years (Continuation subject to ongoing funding)

Location: Fairfield 

Vaccination Requirement: Category A. 

Salary: Psychologist, or other relevant classification based on qualifications, experience and requirements of the role. A generous salary packaging scheme is also offered.

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: Friday 3 May 2024

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:


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."

ContactMirjana Askovic
Phone number (02) 9646 6700