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The Role 

This position will support work of the Policy Officer to ensure STARTTS effective and proactive input in  public policy on all levels of Government. 


Reference No.1115-3
Applications CloseFebruary 23, 2024
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Job CategoryLegal
Job FieldPolicy and Advocacy
Employment BasisFull Time
LocationWestern Sydney

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Essential Criteria

  1. Tertiary qualifications in policy, community development, social work, social sciences.
  2. Demonstrated experience in policy research and analysis and associated planning, research and  analytical skills. 
  3. Understanding of the effects of torture and trauma on individuals, families, and communities and its  impact on resettlement in Australian context. 
  4. Demonstrated understanding of policy and legislation areas relevant to survivors of torture and trauma.
  5. Demonstrated knowledge and experience in community development, advocacy, partnership building  and community liaison in a multi-cultural context. 
  6. Excellent oral, written and interpersonal communication skills and proficiency in the use of Microsoft  Office. 
  7. Ability to work independently and as part of a multidisciplinary team within a multicultural environment.

*This position is not considered child-related employment and will require a National Police Check. 


**This role is a Category B role. Category B workers must have two doses of an approved COVID-19 vaccine.  If successful, you must provide evidence of vaccination. (The annual Influenza vaccination as well as vaccination  for other transmissible diseases are strongly encouraged but not mandatory). 

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you not be able to comply with vaccination requirements before your commencement date, the offer of  employment may be withdrawn.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

Position No: 1115-3 

Enquiries: Lo-Shu Wen-Policy Officer on (02) 9646 6700

Work Type: Full-time; 38 hours per week. Contract up to 28 February 2025 (Continuation subject to ongoing funding) 

Location: Carramar

Vaccination Requirement: Category B. 

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.

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 23 February 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:

Closing date: Friday 23 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."

ContactLo-Shu Wen-Policy Officer
Phone number (02) 9646 6700