Suicide Prevention Support Coordinator
- Part time (.8) fixed term positions based in Deniliquin, NSW (30/06/2022)
- Join a nationally recognised provider of mental health and disability services
- An opportunity to apply your leadership skills to support in driving Wellways' vision and strategic goals
- Attractive salary packaging benefits
About this opportunity
The suicide prevention model provides support to people most at‐risk of suicide: people who have attempted suicide or those who are experiencing a suicidal crisis.
The role of Support Coordinator will help a person stay safe and connect with existing health and community services during a period of high risk and vulnerability. The role will ensure that people are motivated to stay safe, to access treatment and to learn skills to avoid another suicide attempt. The Support Coordinator will provide continuity of care/care coordination by engaging with individuals at risk following a suicide attempt or suicidal crisis and acting as a link between relevant supports/services. In addition, the Support Coordinator will work alongside local families and communities in delivering community awareness raising programs and supports with the aim of encouraging help seeking and reduction of stigma associated with suicide.
Skills & qualifications
As the ideal candidate, you will possess the following:
- Tertiary Qualifications in a social science or related discipline
- Experience in the area of crisis intervention and trauma response including self-care management practices
- Experience consulting and working collaboratively with communities and other stakeholders
- Experience in the delivery of community development, education and capacity building initiatives, with a particular emphasis on working with diverse communities and groups
- Knowledge of current trends and practices in educational and community development suicide prevention work
- The ability to communicate and model a vision that generates enthusiasm and commitment
- A current valid Driver's License
- A satisfactory Police Records Check and Working With Children Check, prior to commencement
Wellways works with people with mental illness and other disabilities, their families and friends to improve their wellbeing and to gain inclusion into communities. We provide this support through recovery, education and advocacy programs and provide a range of innovative rehabilitation programs. We currently employ over 1000 staff and work across multiple sites within Victoria, Tasmania, New South Wales, Queensland and the ACT.
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 Chris McGregor- Team Leader on 0407 433185 or at email@example.com
Applications close 14th June 2019, Close of Business
Please note: Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for interview.
"Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people with a lived experience are encouraged to apply"
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.