Document Actions

Program Officer - Suicide Prevention Initiatives


Employer: Melbourne Primary Care Network
Work Type/s: Contract, Full Time
Classification/s: Community Development, GLBTI & Sexual Health, Mental Health & Counselling, Project Management
Sector/s: Not For Profit (NFP)
Location: Melbourne

Job posted on: 06 August, 2019.
Applications close: 20 August, 2019. (Expired)

  • Play a key role in suicide prevention initiatives focused on the LGBTIQ community
  • From $70k plus super with the added benefit of salary packaging
  • Full-time, fixed-term role until 31 August 2020

North Western Melbourne Primary Health Network (NWMPHN) is Victoria's largest independent, locally governed and run, not-for-profit PHN, dedicated to improving primary health care within our community. NWMPHN is committed to ensuring that the health and wellbeing of our most vulnerable communities is improved in a coordinated and accountable manner.

NWMPHN is one of two PHNs across Australia leading suicide prevention trials focused on the LGBTIQ community. The trial aims to address the barriers to LGBTIQ people accessing and receiving appropriate mental health and suicide prevention care as well as aiming to build upon protective factors against suicide. We are currently searching for a Program Officer to collaborate with key stakeholders to develop and implement evidence-based strategies to reduce suicide and improve integration of existing services.

What does the role involve?

  • Stakeholder engagement - undertake meaningful and multifaceted engagement with community and service providers
  • Commissioning - implementing co-design strategies with key stakeholders to address priority needs
  • Project Management - effectively support mental health services commissioned by NWMPHN that address suicide prevention and intervention needs

To succeed in your application, some of the key requirements include:

  • Tertiary qualification in community development, mental health or a health-related field and/or relevant professional skills and expertise
  • An understanding of the mental health system and specialist LGBTIQ services
  • Demonstrated experience working with one or more of the following communities: Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Intersex
  • Experience in project management: ability to develop detailed plans, monitor progress, anticipate issues and solve challenges
  • Experience in effective stakeholder engagement and relationship development with mental health including consumers, carers, service providers and policy makers

This is an exciting time to join our mental health team at NWMPHN and an opportunity to use your skills and expertise to make a difference in your local community.

The successful applicant will be required to undertake a National Police Record Check.

Applicants who are LGBTIQ and applicants from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander background are encouraged to apply.

A full position description is available for download on our careers site.

How to apply for this job

This job ad has now expired, and applications are no longer being accepted.