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StandBy Response Coordinator - Kununurra


Employer: Anglicare WA
Work Type/s: Contract, Full Time
Classification/s: Health Promotion, Mental Health & Counselling, Social Work, Indigenous
Sector/s: Not For Profit (NFP)
Location: Regional WA

Job posted on: 19 July, 2019.
Applications close: No Deadline – please apply as soon as possible

  • Make a positive contribution to Kimberley communities
  • Join a values driven, family friendly organisation
  • Full time fixed term contract until 30 June 2020

As with most regional or remote operations, working in these environments can come with a range of great experiences and challenges beyond what you might experience elsewhere. You will develop and nurture relationships with local communities while embracing the unexpected, as every day will be different.

In return for your commitment to our vision, Anglicare WA provides the opportunity to make a positive contribution, and use your creativity and innovation to really explore your passion.

About us

Anglicare WA is a highly regarded not for profit organisation, delivering a diverse range of community services throughout Western Australia.  With over 600 staff and 320 volunteers, we are passionate about having a real and sustainable impact in the Western Australian community and to do this we need talented and engaged people who share our drive to achieve positive outcomes. The StandBy Support After Suicide Service, which Anglicare WA is a partner agency in, is one of Australia’s leading suicide postvention program dedicated to supporting people and communities affected by suicide

About the role

The pivotal role of the StandBy Suicide Response Coordinator is responsible for overseeing and delivering support to individuals, couples, families and groups who have been affected by suicide. You will deliver culturally appropriate interventions including initial phone support and brief counselling, organising care arrangements for the bereaved and coordinating community-based responses. You will develop and deliver broader community engagement initiatives as well as community education in the areas of suicide prevention and bereavement and by doing so effectively promote the benefits of the service to engage stakeholders and increase engagement by community members.

You will also lead a team of Crisis Team members providing them with debriefing/supervision support and ensuring they remain trained and engaged in the service.  

This is a full time contact until 30 June 2020 based in Kununurra.

About you

To achieve success in this role you will have:

  • Tertiary qualifications in social work, psychology, counselling or related social science area (an exemption to this essential requirement may apply to applicants who have demonstrated equivalent knowledge of and experience working with Indigenous people or who are of Indigenous origin)
  • Skills and experience in the provision of a critical response/crisis  service, particularly around trauma and suicide bereavement
  • Knowledge of current trends in trauma and suicide, with a particular emphasis on the experiences of Indigenous families and communities
  • Ability to design and deliver community engagement initiatives
  • Great interpersonal and communication skills with the ability to build collaborative relationships and maintain good partnerships with relevant stakeholders
  • Highly developed culturally appropriate skills in engaging and working with clients from Aboriginal and other cultural backgrounds
  • Knowledge of the Kimberley and surrounding communities would be a great advantage

The successful candidate must possess a current National Police Clearance valid within one year, a WA Working with Children Check and WA Drivers Licence.

About our values

While your skills and experience tell part of your story, your values and attitude speak louder still. At Anglicare WA we are all about people, placing people at the heart of our work. We are focused on strengths, believing in and amplifying the strength of people and communities. We are fiercely inclusive, making sure everyone can belong. As trusted partners we are curious and creative, always looking for new ways to do better. We are courageous and gutsy, tackling difficult issues, even when it’s hard. Do these values resonate with you?

If the opportunity excites you to develop your career in an organisation whose values align with yours then we want to hear from you.

Remuneration and Benefits

  • Full time salary per annum of $91,557  plus 9.5% superannuation
  • Generous weekly rent subsidy (terms and conditions apply)
  • Additional one week’s annual leave after 12 months of service
  • Salary packaging benefits up to $15,900 per annum
  • Additional 3 days (pro-rata) leave between Christmas and New Year
  • Access to purchase leave
  • Flexible, family friendly working conditions
How to apply for this job

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