Manager – The Way Back Support Service Communify Qld


About The Way Back Service

Communify, with funding from Queensland Health & Brisbane North Primary Health Network are delivering in partnership with Brisbane Youth Service, Institute of Urban Indigenous Health the ‘The Way Back Support Service’ (TWBSS) in the Brisbane north region. TWBSS is a suicide after-care service, developed by Beyond Blue to fill the gap in care for people discharged from hospital after a suicide attempt or after a significant suicidal crisis. TWBSS provides non-clinical, tailored support to participants for up to three months following discharge from hospital.

Full-Time leadership position offering direct support to individuals directly after a suicide attempt
About the role

  • Provide leadership, strategic coordination and quality assurance
  • Provide support and supervision for staff, ensuring clarity of roles & responsibilities, & appropriate training opportunities
  • Engage participants and develop trust, culturally appropriate, trauma informed professional relationships
  • Provide leadership & mentoring in the delivery of a highly responsive, assertive outreach, person-centred psychosocial support service that reduces stress & improves the wellbeing of participants

Role criteria

  • Tertiary qualifications in Mental Health or Social Services related fields such as suicide prevention
  • Demonstrated effective leadership and team management experience in human services sector
  • Sound understanding of personal, family and social issues associated with suicidal ideation and attempts, including awareness of groups identified to be at risk of suicide
  • Demonstrated skills and ability to work effectively with participants, family members and service providers to identify solutions
  • Excellent communication skills, particularly with individuals and their families/carers who may be experiencing significant distress
  • Experience liaising with external service providers including tertiary mental health services, GPs and other government and community-based services and organisations
  • Solid understanding of recovery principles, strengths based principles and trauma informed support
  • High level of competency using technology

Core requirements

  • National criminal Record check
  • Open Queensland Drivers Licence

About Communify
Communify is committed to supporting people across all life stages and experiences to lead active, health and socially connected lives. we provide programs and services in areas of aged care, children, family and individual support, mental health, disability, housing & homelessness, drug & alcohol recovery and NDIS. through our Neighbourhood Centres and Community development Programs we also offer Emergency Relief, Social Inclusion activities, Food security, Multicultural Support, Community Gardens and Venue Hire.

Incentives include

  • Salary Packaging providing tax benefits 
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • Regular supervision 
  • Professional development budget
  • Diverse and inclusive organisation

How to apply
Please apply on our careers website by reading the position description and clicking on the APPLY NOW button. Include a resume and cover letter outlining why you are the right person for this role. We need to fill this role immediately. Applications accepted by COB 21/09/2023. 
Email Senior Manager, Nagadeva- [email protected] with any enquiries