Project Officer – Suicide Prevention Neami National Limited


“We support individuals living with mental health challenges to achieve outcomes they value.”

About the Role

  • Full time (Part time considered), Permanent.
  • Classification: Consumer Service Delivery Level 3 with a salary range of $82,123- $88,367 per annum + Superannuation
  • Salary Packaging arrangements providing tax benefits available for living and entertainment expenses increasing your take home income where part of your wage is paid tax free each pay, savings thousands in tax each year
  • Location: Broken Hill

About Neami National

Neami National is a community mental health service supporting people living with mental illness to improve their health, live independently and pursue a life based on their own strengths, values and goals.

About your new role

In this role you will be required to coordinate all aspects of various projects. This includes the development and implementation of mental health and suicide prevention content, liaising with your target audience – ranging from school students, gate keepers, emergency workers and the public – traveling to various towns in far western NSW to deliver education and implementing the voice of the community into your work.

As well as being an effective Project and Events Coordinator, your success will depend on building, maintaining, and managing a network of professional partnerships and community engagement.

This role will allow you to grow your professional skill set, think and play outside of the box and have a lot of amazing, meaningful experiences and fun while doing so.

What you will bring to the role?

  • A background in working within the field of suicide prevention or similar.
  • A lived experience or an understanding of the value of lived experience in suicide prevention programs.
  • Experience in supporting networks of people that have a lived experience of suicide.
  • Experience in facilitating group programs to diverse groups including both face to face and online methods.
  • Experience in delivering relevant group sessions or gate keeper training programs including Mental Health First Aid, Aboriginal Mental Health First Aid or similar Gate Keeper programs or a willingness to learn.
  • A qualification in the delivery of any Suicide Prevention Gate Keeper training will be an advantage.
  • A creative approach to project and events coordination
  • Ability to undertake occasional travel and attend out-of-hours meetings.

Desirable but not essential

  • Mental Health First Aid facilitator
  • ASSIST facilitator
  • Loves Bites facilitator
  • Any other mental health-based training programs

What will Neami offer in return?

  • Generous leave entitlements including paid parental leave, an Accrued Day Off each month, Gratis Leave and Wellness leave
  • Professional development through regular Practice Development sessions and coaching with your supervisor
  • Ongoing extensive in-house Learning and Development Programs to encourage learning and skill-building
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP) through Benestar – access a holistic health and wellness offering of supports and resources to Neami staff and their immediate family
  • Work flexibility arrangements available for maintaining your work-life balance

What the role requires:

  • National Criminal History Check (Police check) – disclosable outcomes considered
  • Current Working with Children Check required before commencement of work
  • Current Drivers licence
  • Australian Working Rights

How to apply:

The terms and conditions of the role are listed in the position description.

If you have any further questions not addressed in the advertising words or position description, please contact:

Gabby Pawley, Service Manager – [email protected]

Applications Close: 10 September 2023

Be Yourself – Neami values and celebrates diversity including multidisciplinary teams and the unique backgrounds, experiences, and contributions that each person brings to our community. First Nations people, those identifying as LGBTQIA+, people with disabilities and culturally and linguistically diverse people are encouraged to apply. Our aim is to create a workforce that is accessible, inclusive and reflects the community in which we live.