Direct Services Counsellor/Project Officer #1168


Applications Closing: Friday, March 27, 2020 - 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

This position forms part of STARTTS Direct Service program and will service clients who have entered Australia as asylum seekers and who are permanent residents. The position is to provide a comprehensive assessment, referral and counselling service to Refugee and Special Humanitarian Program entrants living in Sydney metropolitan areas. The successful applicant will be part of a multicultural and multi-disciplinary team.

Skills Required

You will have Tertiary qualifications in health, counselling, behavioural or social sciences. Demonstrated assessment and counselling experience in a cross-cultural context and experience in working with children, adolescents and adults in a clinical setting. 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.

For full selection criteria please see the position description.

Position No: 1168
Closing date: Friday 27th March 2020
Enquiries: Ms Fatana Rahimi on (02) 9646-6666
Work Type: 38 hours per week. Contract up to June 2021 (continuation subject to ongoing funding)
Location: Fairfield/Liverpool
Salary: Health Education Officer or relevant classification depending on qualifications.

A generous salary packaging scheme is also offered to reduce the taxable income and increase the take home pay.

Category: Psychology & Counselling, Social Work
Field: Mental Health & Counselling
Employment basis: Full-time, Contract
Job Location: South West Sydney
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 (inc. selection criteria) and instructions on how to apply, please refer to the jobs section of STARTTS website:

Closing date: Friday 27th March 2020

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: 09 March 2020

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