Community Development/Groupworker (Kurmanji Speaking Community)


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 will be placed in the Community Development Team and will include activities related to both Mental Health-Community Living Support for Refugees (MH-CLSR) and wider STARTTS services. The Community Services Team covers a wide range of services for refugee individuals, families and communities.

The successful applicant will be part of a multicultural and multi-disciplinary team.

Skills Required

You will have knowledge of the culture, history and current issues of Ezidi refugee community residing in Northern NSW and be fluent in written and spoken English and Kurmanji.

You will have an understanding of counselling and/or casework; understanding of refugee issues, and the effects of torture on individuals, families and communities as well as an understanding and demonstrated experience of community liaison, community education, community development and/or community work.

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 No: 1146-A
Closing date: Friday 27 March 2020
Enquiries: Mr Hamed Turay on 02 9646 6700
Work Type: Full-time, 38 hours per week. Contract up to 1 year (continuation subject to ongoing funding)
Location: Armidale
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.

Category: Community Development, Psychology & Counselling
Field: Mental Health & Counselling
Employment basis: Full-time
Job Location: New England NSW, Northern Tablelands 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:

Closing date: Friday 27 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: 11 March 2020

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