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Manager, Standby Support after Suicide (Vic)

Unique opportunity leading the establishment of the StandBy program across metro Melbourne and Gippsland.

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, a suicide postvention program, is an initiative of Jesuit Social Services. Operating in the metropolitan region of Melbourne and in rural Victoria since July 2004, the program 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.

This role is to manage a new initiative, the StandBy After Suicide program. This involves establishing the StandBy program in two areas in Victoria: north west/south east metropolitan Melbourne; and eastern Melbourne/Gippsland.

About the role

This is a unique and exciting opportunity, to lead the establishment of the StandBy program across metropolitan Melbourne and Gippsland. The StandBy After Suicide Manager is responsible for implementing and managing all aspects of the program.

The ideal candidate will be an experienced manager, who has a background in the provision of services to people who have experienced bereavement and trauma.

Tertiary qualifications in relevant discipline (e.g. health field, social sciences, business management, education) or equivalent years of experience and at least five years’ experience in a related field, including management expertise.

This is a full time role based in Melbourne.

Candidate Requirements

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

  • Leadership and program management
  • Working with people bereaved through suicide or experience in dealing with acute personal trauma and/or bereavement
  • Consulting and working collaboratively with communities and other stakeholders
  • Delivery of community development, education and capacity building initiatives
  • Managing budgets and financial responsibilities
  • Capacity to work collaboratively with partner organisations and with the leadership of Jesuit Social Services.
  • 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

There is also induction, training and support provided by StandBy National.

How to apply

For further information please contact Dr Louise Flynn, General Manager Support After Suicide on 03 9421 7640.

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 5.00pm Monday, 2 August 2021.

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.