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The Role 

The position is a combination of direct work and engagement with Young People from Refugee Backgrounds  and support for school systems. The position is funded by the NSW Government Regional Youth Hubs  program. 


Reference No.1070-2
Applications CloseJune 21, 2024
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Job CategoryCommunity Development
Job FieldCommunity Awareness/Development/Engagement, Mental Health and Counselling
Employment BasisPart Time

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Essential Criteria

  1. Tertiary qualifications in a relevant discipline such as Social work, Health or the social sciences, Youth  work, Health Education, Community Development, or significant experience in the area.
  2. Demonstrated knowledge and experience in working with children and young people from refugee  background and understanding of the effect of Torture and Trauma and its impact on resettlement in  Australia. 
  3. A clear understanding of the issues confronting vulnerable young people from Refugee backgrounds  and the impact on families in the Albury Wodonga region. 
  4. Knowledge, understanding, and capacity to collaborate with youth and welfare services, networks and  resources, and ability to access those relevant to the areas of individuals and family needs.
  5. Demonstrated skills and experience in Group Work with well-developed written and verbal  communication skills, including the ability to communicate effectively & creatively with individuals &  families.
  6. Ability to liaise with the wider school community to organise and participate in youth focused  activities and support school teachers, counsellors and the wider sector.
  7. Ability to work as a team member in a multicultural and multi-disciplinary team and provide  consultancy and mentoring to other staff engaged in youth and school related projects.
  8. Current NSW Drivers Licence. 

*This position is considered child-related employment and willrequire a Working with Children Background Check and a National Police Check. 


*This role is a Category A role. 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). 

Vaccination and/or assessment is required for Category A workers for the following transmissible diseases – measles,  mumps, rubella, hepatitis B, varicella (chickenpox), diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis (whooping cough), influenza and  tuberculosis.  

If successful you must 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.  COVID19 vaccination is strongly recommended, but not a requirement for employment. 

Desirable Criteria

  1. Bi-lingual in a community language relevant to newly arrived refugee communities living in NSW.
  2. Demonstrated experience in the development and delivery of training programs and/or  understanding of adult education principles.
  3. LR License or willingness to obtain one.

Other Information

Enquiries: Jo McGregor on (02) 9646 6700 

Work Type: Part-time; 24 hours per week. Contract up to 30 June 2025 (Continuation subject to ongoing funding) 

Location: Albury / Wodonga 

Vaccination Requirement: Category A. 

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 21 June 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." 

ContactJo McGregor
Phone number 02) 9646 6700