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Regional Outreach Counsellor / Project Officer (Southern NSW) - Wagga Wagga

  • Position No: 1069
  • Work Type: Full time, 38 hours per week. Contract to June 2022 (continuation subject to ongoing funding)
  • Location: Wagga Wagga

‘Re-advertised. Previous applicants need not apply’

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 a member of the Rural & Regional Team managed by a team leader, and will be based in Wagga Wagga while outreaching to regional centres in Southern NSW where required. You will provide a wide range of therapeutic interventions for survivors of refugee trauma and/or torture settling in Southern NSW. You will also liaise with refugee communities and other relevant stakeholders to develop and implement community development activities. 

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

Skills and Qualifications Required

  • Relevant tertiary qualifications.
  • Demonstrated experience in assessment and counselling in a cross-cultural context.
  • Demonstrated understanding of the issues affecting refugees in particular resettlement issues, and the effects of torture.
  • Knowledge and experience in community development, community liaison and advocacy.
  • You will be a highly motivated person with excellent communication and interpersonal skills and ability to communicate effectively within a multicultural team setting.


Applicants must submit the following three documents:

  1. Statement addressing all the Essential and Desirable Criteria as per the Position Description; 
  2. Completed STARTTS Job Application Form and 
  3. Up to date Resume/Curriculum Vitae (CV).

To view instructions on how to submit your application, please refer to the jobs section of STARTTS website: www.startts.org.auA position description is attached.

Enquiries: Mr John Payne or Mr Lachlan Murdoch on 02 9646 6700.

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.

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