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Way Back Support Coordinator


TeamHEALTH has become the leading not for profit provider of mental health services in the Top End of the Northern Territory. TeamHEALTH has provided outreach services, support and advocacy for Territorians with mental illness for over 30 years.

The Way Back is a non-clinical support service focused on providing practical psychosocial support to people experiencing a suicidal crisis or who have attempted suicide. The overall aim of The Way Back Support Service is to reduce the risk of suicide (re)attempts following a previous attempt or suicidal crisis.

Reporting to the Team Leader the Way Back Support Coordinator provides assertive outreach, responsive and timely psychosocial support to highly vulnerable participants, who have had experience of suicide attempts or suicidal crisis. The provision of this support is characterised by proactive, sustained and persistent efforts to reach and maintain contact with highly vulnerable participants in different settings and at times that are mutually suitable.

Possessing qualifications in an undergraduate degree in psychology, community services, mental health or related area with a minimum of one year relevant experience or Certificate IV in mental health, community services or related area with two years relevant experience the successful applicant will have demonstrated understanding and experience of person-centred and trauma-informed practices and recovery model and psychosocial rehabilitation.

Applications are strongly encouraged from Aboriginal or Culturally Linguistically Diverse people.

This position is a fixed-term contract up to 12 months.

TeamHEALTH recognises the value of experience in all facets of life and work, and encourages individuals with a lived experience of mental illness to apply.

The successful applicant will be required to have a current National Police Certificate, Working with Children Clearance, NT Driver’s Licence and completed the NDIS Worker Orientation Module.

TeamHEALTH offers above award conditions including 5 weeks annual leave, salary packaging and a friendly and flexible work environment. An attractive salary package will be negotiated with the successful applicant commensurate with qualifications and experience.

For further information on this position and how to apply visit our website – teamhealth.asn.au/careers

Please click Apply Now to submit your application.

Please note applications must include a document addressing the selection criteria. Applications not addressing the selection criteria will not be considered.

Enquiries can be directed to hr@teamhealth.asn.au using the subject line: Way Back Support Coordinator enquiry via EthicalJobs.

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