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Neurofeedback Counsellor


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

The main role of Neurofeedback Counsellor is to provide clinical assessment, counselling, neurofeedback and other modalities of neuromodulation to the refugee clients, survivors of torture and trauma. The Neurofeedback Counsellor is also responsible for providing training and consultancy related to neuromodulation techniques used in the Neurofeedback Program to other professionals and services and to participate in relevant research/evaluation studies.

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

Skills and Qualifications Required


  1. Relevant qualifications and current and full registration with AHPRA and eligibility for Medicare Provider number.
  2. Understanding of refugee issues, and the effects of torture and trauma on clients, their families and communities.
  3. Demonstrated experience in providing psychological assessment and testing.
  4. Demonstrated counselling experience in working with clients affected by experiences related to torture and trauma.
  5. Demonstrated interest in applied neuroscience and use of neuromodulation techniques in working with trauma survivors.
  6. Qualified training and experience in neurofeedback therapy or willingness to undertake neurofeedback training.
  7. Excellent oral, written and interpersonal communication skills and demonstrated ability to build and maintain effective working relationships within a multicultural environment.
  8. Proven ability to work independently and as part of a team and act with diplomacy and discretion when dealing with sensitive and confidential issues.


  1. Current driver’s NSW licence (P2 licence acceptable)

*This position is considered child-related employment and will require a Working with Children Background Check and a National Police Check.

As a not-for-profit Affiliated Health Organisation, STARTTS is required by law to adhere to the Public Health (COVID-19 Vaccination of Health Care Workers) Order 2021, which commenced on 26 August 2021. The Order establishes mandatory requirements for health staff and persons working in health settings to be vaccinated with a COVID-19 vaccine. The Order requires the first dose of a vaccine by 30 September 2021, with a second dose required by 30 November 2021. You will be required to provide a record of your COVID-19 vaccination status if successful.

Position No: 1082-F

Enquiries: Ms Sejla Murdoch on 02 9646 6700.

Work Type: Full time, 38 hours per week (temporary 1 year contract – continuation subject to ongoing funding).

Location: Fairfield

Salary: Psychologist, or other relevant classification based on qualifications, experience and requirements of the role under the NSW Health Awards. A generous salary packaging scheme is also offered to reduce the taxable income and increase the take home pay.

Submitting a job application

To view the position description (including selection criteria) and instructions on how to submit your application, please refer to the jobs section of STARTTS website, via the Apply Now button.

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: www.kidsguardian.nsw.gov.au/child-safe-organisations/working-with-children-check/paid-workers.

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