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Bi-Cultural Mental Health Project Officer (Arabic Speaking Communities)

Job Reference No:


Reference No: 1164-2


Applications Closing: Friday, March 23, 2018 - 17:00

The Role

This position will be working within STARTTS Community Services Team to work with support structures in the Arabic-speaking communities to increase capacity of community leaders and peer educators to identify and support people at risk of suicide or serious mental health illness, and make appropriate referrals.  The position will deliver psycho-education and lifestyle/wellbeing group interventions to enable Arabic-speaking community members better identify signs of distress in themselves and develop appropriate coping strategies.

Category: Community Development, Psychology & Counselling, Social Work
Field: Family, Children and Youth, Mental Health & Counselling, Community
Employment basis: Part-time
Job Location: Inner West Sydney
About 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."

Position details

Skills Required

Qualifications or significant experience in psychology, social work, community development, social science, counselling, groupwork or other relevant discipline.  Demonstrated experience in planning, implementing and evaluating groups in a cross-cultural context.  Excellent understanding of the needs and issues related to mental health literacy and suicide prevention faced by Arabic-speaking communities settling in NSW.

For full selection criteria please see the position description

Other Information:

Position No: 1164-2

Closing date: COB on Friday 23rd March 2018

Enquiries: Mr Hamed Turay 02 9794 1900

Work Type: Part-time 16 hours per week, 18 months contract.

Location: Auburn

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.

Position Description: Download position description
Contact details
Contact Name: Mr Hamed Turay
Contact Email:
Contact Phone: 0297941900
How to apply

How to apply for this job

Applicants must submit a statement against the selection criteria as per the position description together with a STARTTS application form and a current CV.

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

Date posted: 09 March 2018

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