Regional Outreach Counsellor/Project Officer (Armidale) #1096


Applications Closing: Wednesday, January 2, 2019 - 17:00
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."
The Role
The position is to provide a comprehensive assessment, referral and counselling service to Refugee and Special Humanitarian Program entrants living in the Armidale 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 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 be a highly motivated person with excellent communication and interpersonal skills with 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.
For full selection criteria please see the position description on the website.
Position No: 1096
Closing date: COB on Wednesday 2 January 2019
Enquiries: Mr John Payne on 02 9646 6700
Work Type: Full time, 38 hours per week. Contract up Dec 2020 (continuation subject to ongoing funding)
Location: Armidale
Salary: Salary classification will be based on individual’s qualifications and experience (statements of service).
  • Health Education Officer Graduate: From Year 1: $60,942 to Year 9: $90,225 or
  • Social Worker: From Level 1.1, $62,702 to Level 2.4, $90,843 or
  • Psychologist: From Year 1, $66,233 to Year 9, $98,453
A generous salary packaging scheme is also offered to reduce the taxable income and increase the take home pay.
Category: Psychology & Counselling
Field: Health
Employment basis: Full-time
Job Location: New England NSW
Position details
Position Description: Download position description
How to apply
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:
NB: Depending on the role, if appointed, as well as a Criminal Record Check clearance you may need a current ‘NSW Working With Children Check’ clearance, follow this link for information:
Date posted: 03 December 2018

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