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Community Development Worker - Shepparton

APMHA HealthCare Ltd.

About STANDBY Support After Suicide Service & UNITED SYNERGIES

The StandBy Support After Suicide Service is Australia’s leading suicide postvention program dedicated to supporting people and communities affected by suicide. StandBy was established in 2002 by United Synergies and currently operates in numerous communities across Australia. StandBy has considerable experience in the provision of postvention support in a range of communities and contexts and is nationally and internationally recognised.

United Synergies is a not-for-profit organisation that started in 1989 to help address homelessness in Noosa. They have grown substantially since then and now work across South East Queensland making a difference to people in intense crisis nor emotional distress.

StandBy is managed by United Synergies. Reflected in the work StandBy carries out within the communities it supports is the United Synergies vision “to create safe, inclusive and supportive communities”.

Lead Organisation – APMHA HealthCare Ltd

United Synergies has contracted APMHA HealthCare Ltd (APMHA HealthCare) to deliver the StandBy program in Murray PHN region. APMHA HealthCare is a national not-for-profit company that specialises in primary mental health care service delivery.

APMHA provides intake, triage, allocations and clinical mental health services to a variety of funders through nominated program streams across Australia. Our focus primarily evolves around primary and community mental health care.

Our funders and partners are Primary Health Networks, State and Federal Government, private companies and other Not For Profits.

Position Summary

The StandBy Murray Community Development Worker works under the direction of the StandBy Murray Coordinator (the Coordinator) who is located at APMHA HealthCare’s Corporate Office.The role will assist with coordinating the StandBy program across the Murray Primary Health Network (PHN) region, as directed by the Coordinator.

The responsibilities include

  • Supporting people bereaved or affected by suicide
  • Assisting with community engagement activities and community education, and
  • Assisting with effective functioning of the StandBy Murray Crisis TeamThe role requires regular travel to engage and support regional and rural communities across the Murray PHN region

There are two positions in the Murray PHN region

  • Position one – covering NW and Central Vic Murray region – Position filled
  • Position two – Shepparton based covering GV & NE Murray Region – Position vacant

A full Position Description is attached below.

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