Regional Outreach Counsellor/Project Officer (Armidale) #1096

Job Reference No:


Reference No: 1096


Applications Closing: Friday, January 24, 2020 - 17:00

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.

Category: Psychology & Counselling, Social Work
Field: Health, Mental Health & Counselling
Employment basis: Full-time
Job Location: Northern Tablelands NSW
About us

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

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. 

Position Description: Download position description
Contact details
Contact Name: Mr John Payne or Mr Lachlan Murdoch
Contact Phone: 02 9646 6700
How to apply

Applicants must submit a statement showing how they meet 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: 23 December 2019

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