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Mental Health and Suicide Preventation Manager

LGBTIQ+ Health Australia
  • Convenient Sydney Location
  • Flexible Working Options
  • Role is available part-time, fixed term contract until 30/06/25
  • Work to improve the health and wellbeing of LGBTIQ people and communities at a national level
  • Salary – SCHADS Level 6 pro rata plus superannuation plus salary packaging

About Us

LGBTIQ+ Health Australia (LHA) is the national peak health organisation in Australia for organisations and individuals that provide health-related programs, services and research focused on lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and intersex people and other sexuality, gender and bodily diverse people and communities.

LHA works with legislators, policymakers and service providers to help them understand and address the needs of LGBTIQ+ people and communities. We support LHA members to have a stronger policy voice and partner with researchers across the country on issues of LGBTIQ+ health and wellbeing.

About The Role

The Mental Health and Suicide Prevention Manager is responsible for the successful implementation and delivery of the Mindout program. As a peak body, LHA is not a direct service or program provider. LHA works with partners across Australia to deliver programs and initiatives with LHA providing high level national coordination. This role requires demonstrated program and partnership management experience.

Mindout develops and delivers a number of activities aimed at preventing suicide and improving the mental health and wellbeing outcomes of LGBTIQ+ populations.

Mindout is funded through the National Suicide Prevention Leadership and Support program (NSPLSP). LHA manages the following NSPLSP programs:

  • National leadership in suicide prevention research translation
  • National support for lived experience of suicide
  • National media and communications strategy
  • National suicide prevention training

The NSPLSP programs will be delivered in partnership with LHA’s member organisations and key stakeholders engaged in suicide prevention activities.

The core focus of this role is to ensure that LHA’s mental health and suicide prevention programs are delivered to the highest standard and are guided by current research and models of best practice. The work of this role is guided by the key performance indicators in LHA’s program contracts.

All staff are required to ensure that within their role and delivery of their work, they consider and incorporate the needs of the LGBTIQ+, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders, BrotherBoys and SisterGirls.

To be considered for this role, you will have the following experience and qualifications:

Qualifications

  • Tertiary qualifications with relevant experience in relation to mental health and wellbeing, education, social science or other relevant fields.

Experience Required

  • Demonstrated working knowledge of the LGBTIQ sectors, their services and systems and strong working relationships within these sectors as well as with the government and non- government health sectors.
  • Demonstrated experience and a successful track record of programmatic management and implementing of health and wellbeing programs including the development, implementation and evaluation of harm reduction and peer education programs within a community organisation context.
  • Contemporary knowledge of the current health and wellbeing issues affecting LGBTIQ people and communities.
  • Good knowledge and understanding of LGBTIQ mental health and suicide prevention research, best practice and related sectors.
  • Awareness and understanding of the health disparities that impact on LGBTIQ communities for example, ageing and aged care, alcohol and other drugs, social inclusion and other health and social issues.
  • Knowledge of the current health disparities and issues affecting indigenous LGBTIQ, BrotherBoy and SisterGirl communities.
  • Understanding of and commitment to human rights for LGBTIQ people and communities.
  • Experience of working effectively and collaboratively in a small team environment, with minimal supervision.
  • Experience in managing multi-disciplinary teams and managing change in an evolving environment.
  • Demonstrated understanding of and commitment to the health and human rights of LGBTIQ people and communities.
  • Demonstrated understanding of the workings of government (Commonwealth and State/Territory), and of the health sector.
  • Demonstrated experience of working in environments where a high degree of judgement, confidentiality and sensitivity is required.
  • Experience in planning and implementing strategies and campaigns to bring about change.
  • A proven track record of planning and using diverse influencing strategies to achieve organisational goals.
  • Demonstrated experience with engaging in compliance frameworks / quality standards.

Computer Skills

  • Good working knowledge of Microsoft Office (Outlook, Word and Excel).
  • A working knowledge of Microsoft Planner and Nation-builder platforms.

Interviews will be held on 20 July 2022.

If you have any questions regarding the position, please contact Zed Tintor on 0499 770 482.

We encourage people from diverse backgrounds including people with a disability, LGBTIQ+ people and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people to apply. 

Target Questions

  1. The Mindout program will be delivered in partnership with LHA’s member organisations and key stakeholders engaged in suicide prevention programs. Provide an example of a time when you were required to engage with various stakeholders with competing needs. Outline the strategies you used to engage effectively and how did these strategies meet the diverse needs of stakeholders?
  2. Provide an example where you encountered challenges managing the budget and deliverables of a project. Outline the strategies you used to manage the issues and how you managed the project team throughout this period?

Accessibility

  • If you have any access requirements or need to submit your application in alternative format, please contact us to discuss.
  • You can apply verbally over the phone or through a face-to-face meeting if you cannot submit a written application.
  • You will need to tell us about your previous work experience, your suitability for this role and your answers to the target questions.

A position description is attached.

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