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Project Officer - Mental Mates - Katherine

Australian Red Cross
  • Full time, maximum term to June 2019
  • Katherine location

Who are we

Australian Red Cross is part of the world’s largest humanitarian organisation. Our aim is to improve the lives of the most vulnerable people in Australia and across our region.

The program

Mental Mates builds skills, capacity and resilience among 160 community members in Katherine who support each other and reach out to others (Mental Mates), addressing issues that lead to suicide intervention and prevention and raising the profile of the issue among the broader Katherine community.

About the role

Work within a community development framework to ensure engagement with communities to identify and develop community-led responses to issues impacting on mental health within the community. You will also establish and maintain productive relationships with community organisations and support advocacy of Mental Mates to obtain resources required to implement program and project responses to community issues.

What you will bring

  • Demonstrated experience, knowledge and understanding of delivering programs within Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities
  • Proven experience in training mentoring and facilitation in  Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities
  • High level general office administration, particularly demonstrated ability with records and finance management is required
  • Current NT manual Drivers License or equivalent, capacity to drive a 4WD and previous 4x4 training or willingness to undertake is essential


Be part of one of the largest humanitarian organisations and know that the work that you do will help improve outcomes for vulnerable people. Red Cross offers generous salary packaging benefits and flexible working arrangements.

For further information refer to the Position Description: Download FileProject Officer - Mental Mates - Katherine PD.pdf.

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