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Treasurer (Voluntary)

Queensland Program of Assistance to Survivors of Torture and Trauma


QPASTT is a community based service providing counselling and support services to refugee and humanitarian entrants. QPASTT provides counselling and support for refugee survivors of torture and trauma at an individual, family and community level. The organisation puts a strong emphasis on community engagement through running psycho-educational groups, outreach to regional areas, and outreach to schools, participation in refugee community events and the initiation of community development activities that aid in community healing and recovery from the experience of torture and trauma. QPASTT works with children, young people, adults and families. We work within a strong recovery framework and seek to address the multiple issues of loss that typifies the experience of becoming a refugee, and the added issues of psychological recovery from trauma.

Established in 1996, QPASTT is one of eight services nationally that form the Forum of Australian Services to Survivors of Torture and Trauma (FASSTT). These agencies have specialised in rehabilitation services for survivors for over 25 years.


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.



We care.

In all our work, survivors of torture and trauma come first.


We believe in meaningful futures.

We are committed to healing being a journey of growth across mind, body and spirit.


We don’t give up.

We understand that healing requires time, patience and courage for individuals, families and communities.


We believe that to heal and belong are human rights.

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


QPASTT is seeking to appoint a new Board member to fill the role of Treasurer. This is a voluntary position; the new appointee will be joining a board of 8 longstanding volunteer Directors who meet monthly. The role does not necessarily require specialist qualifications, but the candidate needs a sound understanding of financial matters in a broader context. The Treasurer leads the financial oversight of the organisation and is responsible for ensuring the agency is working within regulatory and legal frameworks and an agreed financial plan. As a Board member, the Treasurer shares responsibility and decision-making with other members of the Board and it will therefore be an important part of the Treasurer’s role to ensure that other Board members understand financial information that is being presented and the implications of this information. People from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply – in particular those from refugee backgrounds. All diversity is valued though, so also encouraged are those from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander background, those from within the LGBTQI+ community and people with a disability.

Should you wish to talk with someone about this position, please contact Vickie Pastellas (Senior Leader - Capability and Governance) on 07 3391 6677 or vickiepastellas@qpastt.org.au, using the subject line: Treasurer (Voluntary) enquiry via EthicalJobs.

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