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Support Facilitator- Suicide Prevention

Apply now Job no: 985216
Work type: Permanent (Part Time)
Location: NT
Categories: Community Services

Support Facilitator- Suicide Prevention

  • Permanent, Part-time position (22.8 hours a week)
  • Location: Katherine, NT
  • Make a meaningful difference to the lives of Australians in need

About Us

Mission Australia is a non-denominational Christian charity that has been helping vulnerable Australians move towards independence for more than 160 years.

Every day we support people nationwide by combatting homelessness, assisting disadvantaged families and children, addressing mental health issues, fighting substance dependencies and much more.

We're generously supported by our funders, partners and tens of thousands of everyday Australians, who make the work of our tireless volunteers and staff possible.

Your Opportunity

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.

Your key responsibilities will be to:

  • 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

Requirements for Success

  • Minimum Certificate IV qualifications in Mental Health or equivalent
  • Minimum 3 years work experience in mental health, with clients with complex needs
  • A demonstrated person-centered, recovery-focused, strength-based approach to participants’ care, based on a sound understanding of mental health and illness.
  • The ability and flexibility to travel to remote communities on a regular basis and as required as part of delivering the program to people living in remote, isolated communities
  • Highly developed verbal and written communication skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to plan, coordinate and supervise the implementation of educational and/or development programs for clients, the local community and stakeholders.
  • Experience working autonomously and as part of a multi-disciplinary team across diverse inter-organisational relationships.
  • Proven ability to manage own workload and time management, including the establishment and achievement of priorities in high work demands.
  • High level computer skills including competence in Client Information Management Systems
  • Current unrestricted Australian drivers’ licence
  • Valid NT Working with Children OCHRE Card

As part of our Employment screening process you will be required to undertake a National Criminal History Check if you haven’t completed one in the last 12 months.

In addition, there is a requirement to possess a current Working with Children check 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.

Culture & Benefits  

A career with Mission Australia will offer you rewarding experiences to make a difference to the lives of Australians in need. We have an innovative and supportive culture guided by our values of compassion, integrity, respect, perseverance and celebration.

To ensure our employees feel valued, empowered and celebrated we provide a range of employee benefits including:

  • NFP salary packaging benefits reducing taxable income (details via Advantage)
  • Discounted childcare rates with participating centres
  • Generous discounts with hotels, travel insurance and major retailers
  • Free, confidential counselling services via our EAP
  • Discounted health care with Medibank Private

Diversity & Inclusion

Mission Australia is an inclusive employer. We celebrate our diversity and strive to reflect contemporary Australian society and all the communities in which we work, in order to better serve our clients. We welcome and encourage applications from Women, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, Culturally and Linguistically Diverse people, People with Disability, Sexually and Gender Diverse people, people with lived experience of adversity and from people of all ages.

As such, if you require any adjustments to submit your application, we invite you to get in touch via email or 08 8935 0937.

Next Steps

To be considered for this opportunity, please click ‘apply’ and send your cover letter addressing the “Requirements” criteria above and resume. Applicants who do not address the Requirements Criteria will not be considered.

For more information, feel free to view the Position Description via Download File PD Facilitator - Suicide Prevention Level 5.pdf. For further information regarding working with us visit Working for Mission Australia.

Applications close AEST midnight, Thursday 25th July 2019.

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