We believe from our experience of working in other organisations that QPASTT has a unique culture. Just as we aim to build community for our clients to connect with, we also aim to build community within the workforce of QPASTT. The organisation as a whole values relationships with other workers and the commitment to listening and learning from each other is cherished.
QPASTT employs highly skilled practitioners who are able to offer culturally sensitive and flexible services to meet the needs of our changing refugee communities, including asylum seekers. We currently employ around 50 staff located in our Brisbane and Logan offices and regional offices, who are qualified in the areas of social work, psychology, community development, management and administration. Over 60% of QPASTT’s current staff speak English as a second (or third or fourth) language and come from approximately 30 different ethnic communities.
QPASTT is managed by a committee drawn from refugee communities, human rights workers, and health and welfare workers who have experience in providing services to people of refugee background. QPASTT is politically-neutral and non-denominational.