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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 Role

The position is to provide a comprehensive assessment, referral and counselling service to Refugee and Special Humanitarian Program entrants living in the Coffs Harbour region of NSW. This position will be a member of the Rural & Regional Team managed by a team leader. You will provide a wide range of therapeutic interventions for survivors of refugee trauma and/or torture. You will also liaise with refugee communities and other relevant stakeholders to develop and implement community development activities.

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

Skills and Qualifications Required

Tertiary qualifications in health, counselling, behavioural or social sciences. The successful candidate will have demonstrated assessment and counselling experience in a cross-cultural context. You will have demonstrated understanding of the issues affecting refugees in particular resettlement issues, and the effects of torture on individuals, young people, families, and communities.

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


Reference No. #1075
Applications Close May 21, 2021
Job Board
Job Category Psychology & Counselling
Job Field Mental Health and Counselling
Employment Basis Full Time
Location Northern Rivers NSW

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Other Information

Position No: 1075

Closing date: COB Friday 21st May 2021

Enquiries: Mr John Payne or Mr Lachlan Murdoch on 02 9646 6700

Work Type: Full time, 38 hours per week. Contract to June 2022 (continuation subject to ongoing funding)

Location: Coffs Harbour

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.

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:

Closing date: COB Friday 21st May 2021

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


"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."

Contact John Payne or Lachlan Murdoch
Phone number 02 9646 6700
Email address

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