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NSW STARTTS: Direct Services Counsellor / Project Officer (Applications close 25 September)

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.

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