Support Coordinator - Suicide Prevention Program
- Join a nationally recognised provider of mental health and disability services
- Be a part of a values based, progressive organization
- Access to ongoing support and training
- Part Time (0.8) fixed term until 1 January 2020 opportunity based in Deniliquin
- Attractive salary packaging benefits
About this opportunity
The Suicide Prevention program provides support to people most at‐risk of suicide i.e. people who have attempted suicide or those at risk of suicide and lacking support. The role of the Support Coordinator is to provide non-clinical care and practical support to individuals in the first 3 months following a suicide attempt. You will engage participation in the service, with a particular focus on men and other groups known to be at higher risk of suicide. The Support Coordinators will facilitate effective working relationships and communications with the carers, family and external services while also providing relief from the burden of their situation.
You're a passionate, empathetic and caring individual who is looking to make a real, positive impact on the lives of others. You relish a challenge and new experience. You're calm, collected and resilient in the face of adversity. You are looking to carry these qualities with you to the front line and are more than ready to start helping those in need. You are an independent, proactive thinker and worker but are also able to follow direction/s given by your managers and can work within a tight-knit team.
What do you need?
- Minimum Certificate 4 in Mental Health, Disability, Aged Care, Home and Community Care or other related fields
- Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
- Demonstrated experience/knowledge in working with people with mental health issues and their carers to build strong, long lasting partnerships in the community
- A current valid Driver's License and a registered vehicle (including insurance)
- Satisfactory Police Records Check and Working with Children Check, prior to commencement
- Flexibility with your availability from Monday to Friday, must be willing to negotiate your work hours as per the business needs
Wellways Australia is a leading not-for-profit organisation dedicated to ensuring all Australians lead active and fulfilling lives in their community. We work with individuals, families and the community to help them imagine and achieve better lives. We advocate for change to make sure people can access the best possible care and information when they need it. We provide a wide range of services and assistance for people with mental health issues, disabilities, youth and older Australians and those requiring community care.
How to apply
To apply and to download a copy of the position description please visit our Careers page (wellways.org/careers-wellways).
For a confidential discussion about the role, please contact Rebecca Roberson, Team Leader Murrumbidgee - 0427258319
Applications close, 29 January 2018 close of business
Wellways Australia Limited is committed to the safeguarding of children and vulnerable people. All applicants applying for roles within Wellways must undergo a screening process prior to their successful appointment.