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Organisation : Wellways (via Big Splash)

Location : VIC Regional (Hamilton)

Work type : Full-time

Sector : Community Support Services, Health – General, Mental Health

Salary type : Annual Package

Salary : $69,000

Application closing date : 2 Aug, 2020

About the role

  • Newly introduced roles to Wellways in a brand-new program based in Hamilton supporting people who are on their journey to recovery following an attempted suicide
  • Full-time/part time $69k annual salary (pro rata) + superannuation + salary packaging benefits + leave loading


The role of the Support Coordinator is to provide non-clinical, tailored support

for up to three months following discharge from hospital after a suicide

attempt or suicidal crisis. People referred are contacted by a Support

Coordinator within one working day of receiving their referral and guided

through a program personalised to meet their individual needs. This can

include everything from support accessing clinical care during elevated

periods of risk, to referrals to community-based services such as financial or

relationship counselling. This one-on-one support helps motivate people to

keep connected and alive. You will required to travel across the Great South

Coast region.


What do you need?

Relevant Diploma level qualification or commensurate experience in

working in a support role for people with mental health challenges

Experience in the human services or related sector including

individual and family support worker and intake and assessment


Experience in working with people bereaved through suicide or

experience in dealing with severe personal trauma

An understanding of recovery principles and/or strengths-based


Highly developed written and verbal communication skills and the

ability to effectively interact with people from a variety of backgrounds

including CALD and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander

Evidence of the Right to work in Australia

Evidence of, or a willingness to undergo a National Police Records

Check, Working with Children Check-employment, NDIS Worker

Orientation Module Certificate and DWES clearance


About the organisation

Organisation Name : Wellways (via Big Splash)

Wellways, with funding from Western Victoria Primary Health Network will be

delivering in partnership with South West Healthcare, The Way Back Suicide

Service (TWBSS) in the Great South Coast region. TWBSS is a suicide

attempt after-care service that was developed by Beyond Blue to fill the gap

in continuity of care for people discharged from hospital after a suicide



Wellways are a team of approximately 2000 staff and 150 volunteers across

93 sites providing a range of programs, services and supports to people right

across Queensland, New South Wales, Australian Capital Territory, Victoria

and Tasmania. We remain committed to our mission, of creating inclusive

communities where everyone can imagine and achieve their hopes and

potential; and we are always on the look-out for like-minded people who

would like to be a part of this.

How to apply

Applications not allowed for this job listing.

Please quote in application: Support Coordinator via Pro Bono Australia.



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