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Regional Coordinator

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About StandBy Support After Suicide

StandBy Support After Suicide is Australia’s leading suicide postvention program dedicated to supporting people and communities bereaved and impacted by suicide. StandBy was established in 2002 by United Synergies (now Youturn Limited) and operates across Australia. StandBy has significant expertise in the provision of postvention support in a range of contexts and is nationally and internationally recognised. In 2021, StandBy expanded to reach national coverage, providing all Australians with access to postvention services.

You'll find out more about StandBy at: www.standbysupport.com.au 

The opportunity

The StandBy Regional Coordinator is responsible for the coordination of the StandBy suicide postvention services across the StandBy site of the Northern Territory Primary Health Network region. 

This position involves coordinating and overseeing service delivery to individuals, families and communities bereaved and/or impacted by suicide, community development and engagement, education, and training, as well as leading the StandBy support team.

Some of your main responsibilities will include: 

  • Coordinate StandBy suicide postvention services across the StandBy site of the Northern Territory Primary Health Network region.
  • Manage and undertake community engagement and education, following asset-based community development principles, across the entire region. 
  • Upskill and train external services and agencies in suicide bereavement service provision, to build the capacity of the sector to provide appropriate support to those bereaved and/or impacted by suicide. 
  • Respond to the StandBy 24/7 mobile during business hours and ensure notifications and support requests are responded to sensitively and in accordance with the StandBy Model. 
  • Prepare StandBy work plan/s outlining key objectives, strategies, timelines and in accordance with organisational, contractual, and legislative requirements.
  • Ensure compliance with overall service provision requirements including evaluation, reporting and other performance measures for the program.
  • Manage performance and ongoing professional development of the Lived Experience StandBy Lead Worker and Support Team, including conducting Performance, Support and Development (PSD) meetings.
  • Manage and oversee the recruitment and coordination of a casual Support Team – including monitoring competency and facilitating Support Team meetings.

Regular travel throughout the region is a requirement for this position. 

What you will need? 

Essential 

  • Lived experience of suicide bereavement and/or impact would be an asset to this role
  • An understanding of, and experience in, suicide postvention service provision and associated issues, bereavement and/or related disciplines such as trauma, grief, and loss 
  • Relevant qualifications or substantial experience in a relevant allied health or community services discipline including psychology, mental health, social work, or counselling
  • An understanding of, and experience in, community development principals and sector engagement
  • Demonstrated ability to provide leadership and assist a team in achieving program objectives
  • Demonstrated experience in the provision of practice supervision in suicide postvention, prevention and/or grief and loss.

Other requirements

  • Must hold a current open 'C' class drivers licence.
  • Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST) is desirable (however preferred applicant will be supported to obtain upon recruitment).
  • Hold your relevant state's Working with Children Check.
  • Youturn requires all its workplace participants to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 with an approved COVID-19 vaccine, according to up-to-date health advice from the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) or a State or Federal Government; or provide a valid exemption certificate.
  • Applicants must reside within the Northern Territory PHN area

Selection Criteria 

  1. Considerable demonstrated knowledge, skills, and professional experience in working with people bereaved and/or impacted through suicide and/or dealing with severe personal trauma. Relevant qualifications or substantial experience in a relevant allied health or community services discipline including psychology, mental health, social work, or counselling.
  2. Demonstrated knowledge and skills in a proactive approach to community development practice; including knowledge of local community infrastructure and accessing networks to undertake collaborative activities and manage community-based projects – including planning and evaluation.
  3. Demonstrated ability to provide leadership and assist a team in achieving program objectives.
  4. Experience and skills in critical response management, including on-call team coordination, crisis support, trauma response and self-care management practices.
  5. Demonstrated experience in the provision of best practice supervision in suicide postvention, prevention and/or grief and loss.
  6. Demonstrated inclusive behaviour and respect for diverse backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives.
  7. Demonstrated, well developed interpersonal and communication skills, both written and verbal, public speaking, facilitation, consultation, and the ability to work effectively autonomously or with limited guidance, as well as working as part of a team and with a broad range of stakeholders.

For everyone who shares our passion 

Youturn is committed to creating an inclusive and diverse workforce that represents the people and communities we support. We encourage applicants from diverse backgrounds, including (but not limited to) lived experience of suicide, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander, people living with disability, CALD and LGBTQIA+. 

We'd love to meet you! 

If you have the skills, experience and passion to fit our team, please take the next step and submit your resume and cover letter. 

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