Support Co-ordinator 30 Hours/wk

Support Coordinator

Support Coordinator
Fixed Term Part-Time Position (30 Hours/week) – until July 2018
$65,232.94 – $68,187.25 (plus 9.5% super with the ability to salary package up to $15,899)
Applications close 5 February 2017

The position:

The primary purpose of the Support Coordinator is to provide non-clinical care and practical support to individuals in the first 3 months following a suicide attempt. In particular the Support Coordinator will:

• Engage participation with a particular focus on men and other high risk groups;
• Provide support in the first 3 months following a suicide attempt to assist an individual to stay safe and connect with essential services;
• Identify needs and link families to appropriate services, resources and supports;
• Work collaboratively with existing services including hospitals;
• Complement current service provision by supporting attendance and reducing burden for follow-up care and support.

To be considered for this role you must address the following selection criteria:

• Demonstrated ability to build supportive and respectful relationships with people experiencing distress, including family members and carers.
• Demonstrated experience in, and sound understanding of the personal, family and social issues associated with suicidal ideation and attempts, including with groups identified to be at increased risk of suicide or experiencing a suicidal crisis.
• An understanding and demonstrated awareness of strength-based, solution focused and recovery approaches.
• Demonstrated effective communication skills, knowledge and experience in providing direct and personalised assistance through non-clinical outreach services for people experiencing distress following a suicide attempt, their families and carers
• Experience liaising with service providers including hospitals, mental health services, GP’s and community based services and organisations.
• Competence with technology to co-ordinate client care and to ensure reporting requirements are gathered for governance and contract reporting requirements.
• Demonstrated ability to work effectively and collaboratively in a small team and a willingness to participate in reflective practice.

A relevant qualification in Mental Health or Social Services and relevant training and experience is required.

For more information or to apply for this position please call the Habitat office on (02) 6285 2422 or email