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Support Facilitator – Suicide Prevention, Katherine NT

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Work type: Fixed Term (Part Time)
Location: NT
Categories: Community Services

Support Facilitator – Suicide Prevention, Katherine NT

  • Position: 3 Days Part Time, Fixed Term until 30 June 2019
  • Utilise your Community/Health Services experience to assist Australians in need
  • Not for Profit Salary Packaging benefits available

About Mission Australia

Mission Australia is a Christian community service organisation with a nationwide team of over 2,900 that helps people to regain their independence. 

We reduce homelessness and strengthen communities through homelessness initiatives and affordable housing, early learning and youth services, family support, and employment and skills development. 

Together, we stand with Australians in need until they can stand for themselves. 

About the role

The Suicide Prevention Program (SPP) is a federally funded program.  Its aim is to improve outcomes for people at risk of suicide by developing, promoting and delivering suicide prevention activities across the region, as well as to specific at-risk groups. Increasing community awareness and capacity to respond to suicide and other related issues with communities.

We currently have vacancies for a Full Time and Part Time (3 days/week) Support Facilitator on a Fixed Term basis until 30 June 2019.


  • Receive and review referrals and assess eligibility
  • Develop and provide early intervention strategies and activities with client’s input
  • Proactively engage with SPP clients
  • Develop, monitor and review clients Recovery Plan
  • Support clients in post-suicide with peer to peer mentoring
  • Provide crisis and follow up care
  • Facilitate and/or organise gatekeeper training as required
  • Workforce capacity building
  • Engage with internal and external stakeholders
  • Identify service gaps, and liaise with stakeholders to address such gaps
  • Provide on-call after hours’ phone support to clients


Qualifications & experience

  • Relevant university degree with relevant experience or other appropriate qualifications or experience acceptable to Mission Australia to perform the role.
  • Alternatively, an Associate Diploma with substantial experience; qualifications in more than one discipline; skills sufficient to perform at this level which has been attained through previous appointments, service and/or study an equivalent level of experience and expertise to undertake the range of activities required.
  • Minimum 3 years’ of working experience in Mental Health
  • Demonstrated professional approach to the role including maintaining professional boundaries.
  • A positive and person-centred approach with a strong guiding belief about everyone’s capacity to self-right and grow within and beyond their current circumstances.
  • An understanding from combined lived experience and professional development about factors that support recovery and a proven ability to use this to positively support others on their recovery journey.
  • Has a sound understanding of Mission Australia’s Values and Code of Conduct and applies these in their role when interacting with other internal and external stakeholders.
  • Demonstrated ability to plan, coordinate and supervise the implementation of educational and/or development programs for clients, the local community and stakeholders.
  • Highly developed written and verbal communication skills, including highly developed administrative skills and   the ability to provide support to management of a complex nature.
  • Demonstrated high level computer literacy skills including experience using web-based Client Management Systems and MS Outlook
  • Current unrestricted drivers’ license
  • Valid NT OCHRE Card (Working With Children Check)

As part of our Employment screening process you will be required to undertake a National criminal history check. In addition there is a requirement to possess a current Working with Children check (OCHRE Card) or apply if you do not already hold one. It is unlawful for prohibited persons to apply for work with children, and, as such, prohibited persons cannot apply for this role.

Please note that a consortium partner/independent panel member will be involved in the recruitment process for this position and hence your application will be shared with a representative from this organisation.


  • Not for profit salary packaging benefits which reduces your taxable income (details available via Advantage)
  • Paid study, maternity and paternity leave
  • Discounted health care with Medibank Private
  • Purchase additional annual leave
  • Employee discounts with hotels, travel insurance, and major retailers: Coles, Harvey Norman, Apple, Dell & many more
  • Free, confidential counselling service
  • Volunteering opportunities 

To apply, you MUST address all of the qualifications and experience requirements separately. Applicants who do not address these will not be considered.

To apply, you must address the above Essential Criteria and submit your application via "APPLY NOW" noting application close Tuesday 22nd January 2019. Applicants who do not address the criteria will not be considered.

Position Description: Download File PD Community Service Employees Level 5.pdf

For further information regarding working with us visit Working for Mission Australia.

Mission Australia is dedicated to increasing opportunities for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians. Learn about our Reconciliation Action Plan

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