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Support Facilitator - The Way Back Support Service

Wesley Mission Queensland
  • Rocklea
  • One Part Time position available

About Us

Wesley Mission Queensland is a not-for-profit community service provider that offers community support, mental health and disability services, aged and palliative care, and retirement living across Queensland. We have a long and proud history of supporting people in need and live by our values of Innovation, Hope, Integrity, Compassion, Justice, Empowerment and Respect. We strive to be a welcoming, caring and inclusive community that celebrates diversity and supports employees of all backgrounds and faiths

About the Role

Your new role – In this role, in The Way Back Support Service, you will provide holistic non-clinical follow-up care, practical support & assertive outreach to people directly after a suicide attempt or at high risk of suicide. This is a unique role that will require you to provide practical psychosocial support to participants through assertive outreach.  Support Coordinators link clients to existing clinical and community-based services, to ensure they are safe and accessing the community-based support that is available. You will work collaboratively to:

  • Improve access to high-quality aftercare to support at risk individuals to stay safe.
  • Build capacity of individuals to self-manage distress and improve mental wellbeing;
  • Improve links with clinical and community-based services to meet individual needs and circumstances
  • Increase social connectedness and links to supportive networks (families, friends, peers and carers)

What you'll bring to the role

  • Passionate about making a positive change in the lives of people managing suicidality
  • Tertiary qualifications in community, social welfare, health or a related discipline
  • Ability to connect with people and offer them support to identified needs
  • Capacity to work independently and collaboratively within a team environment
  • Current Driver's licence and willingness to drive in the course of work

How to apply

To view the position description or submit your application please click the 'Apply Now' button below by the advertised closing date

Why Join Us

Wesley Mission Queensland is committed to workforce wellbeing and in 2021 we were awarded the Safe Work Award by WorkSafe Qld in addition to our Workplace Mental Health Program being shortlisted as a finalist in the Open Minds QLD Mental Health Awards. Our team is also rewarded with:

  • Access to salary packaging benefits that enable you to increase your take home pay
  • Discounted allied health services such as nutrition, physiotherapy, occupational therapy and remedial massage
  • Access to discounts on private health insurance, gym memberships and travel
  • Flexible working hours and where applicable a hybrid working strategy

Please note: You will be asked for evidence of your COVID-19 vaccination status as part of your application process as required by Legislation, Health Directives and WMQ Policy.

Wesley Mission Queensland's Vision is: 'a compassionate, just and inclusive society for all' and we are committed to EEO, OH&S, Ethical Practices and the principles of Cultural Diversity.

WMQ's vision for reconciliation is for all people to stand unified in an equal and inclusive future. We commit to enhancing opportunities for Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander People and celebrating diversity. As part of our commitment to Reconciliation we encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples. For more information about our reconciliation action plan visit https://www.wmq.org.au/about/reconciliation.

For more information or a confidential chat please contact WMQ Manager, Reconciliation and Diversity & Inclusion, Office of the CEO, Eddie Solien (Proud Torres Strait Islander man with a connection to Badu Island) via [email protected] using the subject line: Support Facilitator - The Way Back Support Service enquiry via EthicalJobs.

Wesley Mission Queensland respectfully acknowledge the Traditional Custodians of the lands on which we work and live. We acknowledge Elders both past and present, whose ongoing effort to protect and promote Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures will leave a lasting legacy for future Elders and leaders.

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