Suicide Prevention Officer
MHACA is a specialist psychosocial recovery and mental health promotion organisation with a strong presence and reputation in the community. We strive to make a difference in the lives of people with a mental illness by supporting participant-driven mental health recovery and assisting communities and organisations to actively improve their mental health and well-being. Our psychosocial support services and educational programs aim to enhance the mental health and wellbeing of people living in Central Australia through a range of programs and activities including:
• NDIS funded support coordination, capacity building, living skills and social and recreational activities
• Individual support to people experiencing mental illness
• Tenancy support to people who are homeless or at risk of homelessness
• A day program offering group activities and peer support
• Mental health promotion to reduce stigma and raise community awareness
• Suicide prevention activities
• Training in mental health first aid, suicide intervention and awareness skills, workplace health and related areas
• Advocacy for improved services at local, State and National levels.
The Suicide Prevention Project Officer will work under the direction of the Health Promotion Unit Manager to coordinate the development and delivery of evidence-based, effective, and culturally safe suicide prevention initiatives.
The Officer will play a key role in the identification of need and the implementation of projects in relation to suicide prevention across Central Australia.
The position will work in collaboration with Life Promotion Network members, other key workplaces, and people with a lived experience of suicide to identify need and advise MHACA on strategic advice regarding suicide prevention initiatives.
• Work with community partners, including Indigenous organisations to identify areas of need and potential
partnership projects to reduce suicide rates in Central Australia.
• Facilitation of the Life Promotion Network
• Delivery of training and education related to suicide prevention.
• Coordination of World Suicide Prevention Day and support other MHACA events throughout the year.
• Development of resources that can assist in raising awareness of suicide and help seeking information.
• Provide effective and evidence-based information to the health and community services sector who support
people who are suicidal and their families.
• Ensure performance outcomes are delivered according to funding agreements.
• Contribute to a culture that builds upon MHACA’s vision, principles, values, and behaviours.
• Perform all other tasks as required by the organisation that would reasonably be consistent with
classification and responsibilities.
• Flexibility to travel locally and Nationally.
For further information please contact Helen Lambert on (08) 8950 4600 or email@example.com.
Applications must address the Selection Criteria and include a resume and contact details of 2 current referees. Please forward to firstname.lastname@example.org