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Aboriginal Community Care Coordinator - The Way Back Hurstville

Neami National

“Full citizenship for all people living with a mental illness in Australian society”

About the Role

  • Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Identified position
  • Full Time, Maximum Term contract until 30 June 2022
  • CSD Level 3 from $73,434 to 79,010 pa (pro rata) + super + salary packaging
  • Based in Hurstville

The Way Back Support Service is an aftercare service for people who have attempted suicide or experienced a suicidal crisis and have presented to hospital. The service will provide the right level of care and support in line with the individual’s needs and choice, applying the stepped care approach and a focus on wellness and recovery.

The Aboriginal Community Care Coordinator will provide support, coordination and connection to appropriate clinical, psycho-social and social services, with a long-term desired outcome of reduction in the incidence of suicide and suicide attempts after discharge. Your connection to the community and culture, with the implicit understanding of how to support people within their kinship relationship of family, friends and land will be valuable in this role.

Core duties

  • Provide one-on-one service navigation, coordination and guidance
  • Support the planning, development and implementation of suicide prevention activities with participants
  • Engage participants and develop trusting, culturally appropriate, trauma informed, professional relationships
  • Work collaboratively with participants to identify their needs, set goals and develop and develop safety plans and care plans
  • Work in partnership with service providers and community groups to create a support network for consumers

You will need:

  • Relevant qualifications (minimum Cert IV level or other relevant qualification in human services) and/or experience in mental health or suicide prevention work
  • Experience and understanding of working with people with a mental illness, suicidality and/or deliberate self-harm
  • Demonstrated interest and/or experience working with cultural and community groups known to be at higher risk of suicide (e.g. males, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people)
  • Sound understanding of the personal, family, and social issues associated with suicidal ideation and attempts, including awareness of groups identified to be at increased risk of suicide
  • Experience liaising with external service providers, including specialist mental health services, GP’s and other community-based services and organisations.
  • Computer literacy

Mandatory requirements:

  • Current NSW Working with Children Check
  • Australian Working Rights
  • Drivers licence
  • Police check (refer to PD) – disclosable outcomes considered

About Neami National

Neami National is a community mental health service supporting people living with mental illness to improve their health, live independently and pursue a life based on their own strengths, values and goals. Neami National is committed to cultivating inclusive environments for staff, consumers and carers. We celebrate, value and include people of all backgrounds, genders, sexualities, cultures, bodies and abilities.

Incentives include:

  • Diverse and inclusive organisation
  • Induction and extensive Learning and Development Program
  • Regular Practice Development sessions and coaching with your supervisor
  • Salary Packaging providing tax benefits available for living and entertainment expenses
  • Excellent conditions including paid parental leave, a monthly accrued day off, generous long service leave, cultural, wellness and gratis leave
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)

How to apply:

The terms and conditions of the role are listed in the position description below. If you have any further questions not addressed in the advertising words or position description, please contact:

Ingrid Stefan, Service Manager: Ph 02 9570 5933 | M 0434 331 392

Recruitment agency candidates need not apply.

The position will only be open to Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander applicants. Neami considers that being Aboriginal or a Torres Strait Islander is a genuine occupational requirement for this position under section s 14 of the Anti-Discrimination Act 1977 (NSW).

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