Postvention Project Coordinator, Support After Suicide

  • Full time position (1 EFT)
  • Across Gippsland region

About the organisation

Jesuit Social Services is a social change organisation working to build a just society where all people can live to their full potential.

Since 1977, we’ve provided services in some of the most disadvantaged in our community.

We place a high priority on advocacy and are a leader in policy development and research.

About the program

Support After Suicide is an initiative of Jesuit Social Services within the Mental Health and Wellbeing stream which provides postvention support. Operating in Victoria and New South Wales, the project aims to develop; implement and document an effective service model that:

  • Responds in an effective, compassionate, appropriate and timely manner to those bereaved by suicide, focussing on families and children, and those most marginalised in our community;
  • Enhances the capacity of the health, welfare and education sectors to respond effectively to those bereaved by suicide.

About the role

This is a unique and exciting opportunity to join the team as a Project Coordinator tasked with establishing and leading postvention response groups across Gippsland.

The ideal candidate will be flexible in their approach and able to build positive and effective relationships with a range of key stakeholders.

Additionally the role will contribute to the ongoing development of the program and developing best practice in the field.

A tertiary qualification in psychology, social work, and/or recognised qualifications is desirable.

Candidate Requirements

This role will suit a candidate with the following skills and experience:

  • Appropriate project coordination experience.
  • Relevant experience in the context of postvention is highly desirable.
  • Capacity to work in a small team and under supervision.
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively engage with and develop respectful collaborative relationships with other professionals.
  • Ability to work independently and flexibly according to changing needs and demands.

What Jesuit Social Services can offer you

  • A comprehensive Induction and Orientation program
  • Ongoing role related training and development
  • An organisation that lives their values, through our day to day work
  • A welcoming and supportive environment
  • Employee assistance program
  • A competitive salary plus salary packaging benefits
  • Generous leave

How to apply

For further information, please contact Louise Flynn, General Manager Support After Suicide 0413 009 531.

Applicants are required to respond to each of the Key Selection Criteria, with names and contact numbers of two referees. Your responses to the selection criteria should be incorporated into your covering letter.

Please apply in confidence.

Applications close at 5.00pm on Monday 18 July 2022.

Applications may be reviewed prior to the closing date and may be subject to change without notice.

Jesuit Social Services is an Equal Opportunity Employer, committed to providing a working environment that embraces and values diversity and inclusion. We celebrate and welcome all people regardless of ethnicity, cultural background, age, gender, sexuality, disability or religious affiliation. 

Jesuit Social Services takes child protection seriously. We undertake multiple screening processes including appropriate reference and background checks, Working with Children Check and police checks to ensure the protection of children and young people in our care.

You are required to meet the behaviour standards outlined in our Code of Conduct.