Jobs

QPASTT staff have a range of professional backgrounds including psychology, social work, community development, teaching and education, management and administration.

In recognition of the demanding nature of work with survivors of torture and trauma, QPASTT is committed to providing its staff with the best possible range of support including supervision, debriefing, regular training and professional development opportunities.

QPASTT currently employs staff in full and part time roles and our Code of Conduct outlines our expectations of staff.

To learn more about what it means to current and past employees of QPASTT to work here, read this interview which captures what is often hard to put into words about our work with people of refugee backgrounds.

QPASTT has the following vacancies

Counsellor/Advocate Toowoomba

Role Description

Role TitleCounsellor/Advocate (two positions)
TeamToowoomba Regional Office
LocationToowoomba  and Gatton (occasional travel to Brisbane will be required).
LevelLevel 5 Social, Community, Home Care and Disability Services Industry Award ($81905 – $86094 + leave loading and superannuation).  Salary sacrificing available.
Reports toRegional Services Coordinator
ContractFull-time ongoing.  Occasional out of hours work will be required.

 

Our Vision – Healing the past, nurturing the future.

Our vision is for refugee survivors of persecution to live lives liberated from the harms of torture, trauma and human rights injustice. We exist to nurture meaningful futures by assisting refugee survivors to heal, belong and thrive in our community.

 

Our Values

KindnessOptimismPerseveranceJustice
We careWe believe in meaningful futuresWe don’t give upWe believe that to heal and belong are human rights
In all our work, survivors of torture and trauma come first.We are committed to healing being a journey of growth across mind, body and spirit.We understand that healing requires time, patience and courage for individuals, families and communities. 

We collaborate to build opportunities so that survivors of torture and trauma can belong and thrive in our community.

 

Role Purpose

The primary purpose of this role is to deliver meaningful trauma recovery outcomes for clients, their families and communities. Our regional team supports individuals, families and communities from refugee background to heal, belong, thrive and restore their sense of justice in our community

Character

We are looking for a Counsellor who is passionate about recovery from trauma for people from a refugee background.   We value the ability to engage clients in healing across mind, body and spirit. You will be compassionate, patient and courageous in managing a range of vulnerabilities experienced by our clients and their families.  We believe in cultural respect.  We are looking for a Counsellor who is comfortable working with clients from many cultural and religious backgrounds.

Responsibilities

  1. Deliver therapeutic counselling (incorporating a range of modalities) that supports individualised healing and recovery.
  2. Deliver appropriate client related advocacy which supports healing and the opportunity to thrive and belong in the Australian community.
  3. Provide psychoeducation to enable clients to understand and develop strategies for recovery.
  4. Ensure assessment and intervention is both trauma informed and culturally sensitive to the needs of survivors of torture and trauma.
  5. Manage risk with clients with complex and/or crisis presentations.
  6. Ensure quality service delivery including accountability with service delivery and organisational requirements. This includes the writing of case notes and client related professional reports.
  7. Deliver group-based therapeutic and psycho-education intervention.
  8. Build and foster collaborative partnerships with other agencies including other family members and community leaders.

Collaborative with peers and Regional team members to deliver meaningful services to clients and refugee community

Requirements

  1. Degree level qualifications in Social Work, Psychology, Counselling or Occupational Therapy. Eligibility for membership of the relevant professional body.
  2. Good conceptualisation and ability to articulate refugee trauma recovery frameworks.
  3. Practical therapeutic experience preferably in a refugee trauma recovery context.
  4. Ability to respond to varying need across the lifespan (children, youth, adults, elderly).
  5. Ability to deliver culturally safe support.
  6. Ability to identify client-related risks and implement ways to reduce risk.
  7. Ability to document assessment and intervention as well as write professional reports based on therapeutic intervention.
  8. Desirable – experience in working with children and young people or whole of families.

Additional Requirements

  1. Current Positive Notice Blue Card and provision of an annual federal police check.
  2. Current Queensland C Class driver’s licence.

Application Process

To apply, please submit the following documents:

  1. A cover letter detailing why you would like to work with QPASTT.
  2. Your resume.
  3. A response to the selection criteria (no more than 3 pages) detailing how you will be able to meet the responsibilities and requirements of the role.

The final date to apply is by 5pm on Wednesday 1st April 2020. Please email your application to: JobApplication@qpastt.org.au.
Should you wish to talk with someone about this position, please contact Ms Steph Long (Direct Services Manager) on (07) 3391 6677 (Tuesday to Friday) or StephanieLong@qpastt.org.au.

Open call for expressions of interest in the following positions:

 

Counsellor/Advocate

Putting refugee survivors of torture and trauma first guides everything that we do at QPASTT. 

We value kindness and dignity and we believe in positive futures.  We don’t give up because we understand that healing requires time, patience and courage for individuals, families and communities.   We believe that recovery from trauma is about justice and we strive to build opportunities so that survivors of torture and trauma can thrive and belong in our community.

Who we are looking for?

We are interested in receiving an expression of interest for Counsellor/Advocate position across our service regions to have a pool of potential applicants to contact should there be contract or permanent opportunities we need to fill. QPASTT currently has Counsellor/Advocate staff in Brisbane, Logan, Gold Coast, Toowoomba, Townsville and Cairns.

We are looking for suitable qualified (minimum degree level qualification) with aptitude or experience in providing trauma recovery therapeutic interventions for individuals, families or groups. Please see position description Generic Counsellor/Advocate

What can we offer you?

When you join QPASTT, you are getting more than just a job!   You are gaining the opportunity to be at the heart of an organisation which believes that healing is a human right. 
You will be working with a group of people who really care about recovery from torture and trauma and want people from a refugee background to have the best opportunity to fully establish their life in Australia. 

To express your interest please submit your application with the following information:

  • A cover letter of no more than one page, which includes a response to Character in the position description and an indication of which location you would consider working.
  • A resume giving details of your previous work history.
  • A brief statement of no more than two pages addressing how you meet the requirements of the position. Please provide specific examples.

For enquiries about this Counsellor Advocate opportunities, please contact Stephanie Long, Direct Services Manager on 07 3391 6677 or stephanielong@qpastt.org.au

PLEASE SEND APPLICATIONS TO:  JobApplication@qpastt.org.au
 

Clinical Supervisor

Who we are looking for?
 

We are looking for a Clinical Supervisor who is passionate about supporting staff who assist individuals, families and communities to recover from trauma. You will have a depth of understanding of the complexities of trauma recovery work in order to compassionately respond and foster a safe environment for staff to be supported.
What can we offer you?
 

When you join QPASTT, you are getting more than just a job!   You are gaining the opportunity to be at the heart of an organisation which believes that healing is a human right. 
You will be working with a group of people who really care about recovery from torture and trauma and want people from a refugee background to have the best opportunity to fully establish their life in Australia. 

 
If you are interested, please submit an Expression of Interest by sending:

  • A cover letter telling us how your character meets the role.
  • A resume giving details of your previous work history.
  • A brief statement of no more than two pages addressing how you meet the requirements of the position

Please see position description Clinical Supervisor

If your expression of interest meets the required criteria you will be contacted to arrange a time to discuss your interest further.
PLEASE SEND APPLICATIONS TO:  JobApplication@qpastt.org.au