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Manager, Support After Suicide (VIC)

Unique opportunity involving overseeing the counselling and group support services for people bereaved by suicide.

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, began as an initiative of Jesuit Social Services in 2004. Based in inner Melbourne, the program provides services in metropolitan and regional Victoria. 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; and
  • 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 and lead an experienced team of professional counsellors. More specifically, this role will involve overseeing the counselling and group support services for people bereaved by suicide, in collaboration with Jesuit Social Services leadership.

The ideal candidate will be an experienced manager, who has a background in providing therapeutic interventions to people who have experienced bereavement and trauma.

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 in counselling or clinical practice are essential.

This is a full time role based in inner Melbourne.

Attractive salary and salary packaging is offered, together with ongoing professional and career development.

Candidate Requirements

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

  • Appropriate management experience.
  • Appropriate experience in providing supervision to a counselling team.
  • Appropriate counselling and group work experience.
  • Relevant experience in the context of bereavement and trauma is highly desirable.
  • Experience working with and providing appropriate interventions to high-risk children, young people and families.
  • Experience in the provision of secondary consultation to other service providers and professionals.
  • Experience in the delivery of education programs and workshops.
  • 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

How to apply

For further information please contact Dr Louise Flynn, 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 at 5pm on Monday 8 March 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.