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Regional Coordinators x2 - Standby After Suicide

Jesuit Social Services

About the organisation

Jesuit Social Services is a social change organisation working to build a just society where all people can live to their full potential.

Since 1977, we’ve provided services in some of the most disadvantaged in our community.

We place a high priority on advocacy and are a leader in policy development and research.

About the program

Support After Suicide, a suicide postvention program, is an initiative of Jesuit Social Services. Operating in the metropolitan region of Melbourne and in rural Victoria since July 2004, the project aims to develop, implement and document an effective service model that responds in an effective, compassionate, appropriate and timely manner to those bereaved by suicide.

There are two Regional Co-ordinator positions in this new initiative, the StandBy After Suicide program. This involves establishing and implementing the StandBy program in two areas in Victoria: north west/south east metropolitan Melbourne; and eastern Melbourne/Gippsland.

About the role

The StandBy After Suicide Regional Coordinator is responsible for coordination of the StandBy Service across the region (either northwest/southeast Melbourne or easternMelbourne/Gippsland). This includes coordinating, overseeing and delivering support for people bereaved or impacted by suicide, community engagement, education and training, as well as leading the StandBy team in the area.

There are two full time roles; one based in northwest/southeast Melbourne and the other in easternMelbourne/Gippsland. The successful applicants must reside in the area.

Candidate Requirements

This role will suit a candidate with the following skills and experience:

  • Leadership and program coordination
  • Working with people bereaved through suicide or experience in dealing with acute personal trauma and/or bereavement
  • Consulting and working collaboratively with communities and other stakeholders
  • Delivery of community development, education and capacity building initiatives
  • Capacity to work collaboratively with partner organisations and with the leadership of Jesuit Social Services.
  • Ability to work independently and flexibly according to changing needs and demands.

What Jesuit Social Services can offer you:

  • A comprehensive Induction and Orientation program
  • Ongoing role related training and development
  • An organisation that lives their values, through our day to day work
  • A welcoming and supportive environment
  • Employee assistance program
  • A competitive salary plus $15,900 salary packaging benefits
  • 17.5% Annual leave loading
  • Generous leave

There is also induction, training and support provided by StandBy National.

How to Apply

For further information please contact Dr Louise Flynn, General Manager Support After Suicide on 03 9421 7640.

Applicants are required to respond to each of the Key Selection Criteria, with names and contact numbers of two referees. Your responses to the selection criteria should be incorporated into your covering letter. Please apply in confidence.

Applications may be reviewed prior to the closing date and may be subject to change without notice.

Jesuit Social Services is an Equal Opportunity Employer, committed to providing a working environment that embraces and values diversity and inclusion. We celebrate and welcome all people regardless of ethnicity, cultural background, age, gender, sexuality, disability or religious affiliation.

Jesuit Social Services takes child protection seriously. We undertake multiple screening processes including appropriate reference and background checks, Working with Children Check and police checks to ensure the protection of children and young people in our care.

You are required to meet the behaviour standards outlined in our Code of Conduct.

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