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NSW Service for the Treatment And Rehabilitation of Torture & Trauma Survivors Direct Services Counsellor/Project Officer (Hazaragi Speaking) Temporay in Auburn NSW

NSW Service for the Treatment And Rehabilitation of Torture & Trauma Survivors

Branch Auburn NSW AU

Position:
Direct Services Counsellor/Project Officer (Hazaragi Speaking)
Location:
Auburn NSW

Demonstrate capacity to provide clinical group treatment and demonstrate training skills. Do you want to work in one of Australia’s leading organisations…

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 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.

For full selection criteria please see the position description.

Position No: 1047

Closing date: COB on Friday 5 th May 2017

Enquiries: Ms Fatana Rahimi on 02 9646 6666

Work Type: 38 hours per week. Contract up to June 2018 (continuation subject to ongoing funding)

Location: Auburn

Salary: Health Education Officer or relevant classification depending on qualifications.

A generous salary packaging scheme is also offered to reduce the taxable income and increase the take home pay.

How to apply for this job
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: www.startts.org.au .

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: http://www.kids.nsw.gov.au/Working-with-children/New-Working-With-Children-Check/apply/-apply

Selection Criteria
1. 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.

2. Ability to provide assessment and treatment to children and adolescents.

3. Demonstrate capacity to provide clinical group treatment and demonstrate training skills.

4. Demonstrated understanding of the issues affecting refugees in particular resettlement issues, and the effects of torture on individuals, young people, families, and communities.

5. Excellent oral, written and interpersonal communication skills. Hazaragi speaking counsellor.

6. Knowledge of the cultures and health needs of refugee communities in Sydney metropolitan areas and experience in community development, community liaison and advocacy.

7. Ability to work independently and as part of a team and hold a current NSW Driver’s Licence.

8. Desirable Criteria:
Knowledge of local communities in Sydney metropolitan areas and available services.

or proceed with Standard Application Form.

Employment Type: Temporary
Location: Auburn, NSW, AU
Posted on: 2017-04-16
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