Community Development/Groupworker (Kurmanji Speaking Community)
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!
"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."
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.
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)
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.