Project Support Officer - Support after Suicide

Newly created Project Support Officer role to assist management with administrative and reporting tasks.

  • Newly created role
  • Brunswick location
  • Part time position (0.6 FTE)

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 opportunity to join the team as a Project Support Officer tasked with assisting the management team with administrative and reporting tasks. This will involve monitoring deadlines and preparing data.

The ideal candidate will be skilled in Excel, flexible in their approach and able to build positive and cooperative relationships with a range of individuals and teams in the organisation.

This is a part time (0.6 FTE) position, based in Brunswick. Competitive remuneration, plus salary packaging benefit is offered together with ongoing professional and career development.

Tertiary qualification/s and/or relevant experience is required.

Candidate Requirements

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

  • Highly organised person with well-developed communication skills
  • Skilled in the use of MS Office suite, particularly Excel. Familiarity with Access is desirable.
  • A positive approach and outlook, a willingness to learn and be open to new opportunities as they arise
  • Capacity to work effectively and harmoniously in a small team
  • Superior written and verbal communication skills
  • Capacity to fulfil reporting and administrative requirements associated with the position

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 Thursday 21 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.