Regional Coordinator StandBy Support After Suicide


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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.

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Youturn is a not-for-profit organisation proud of our heritage and the broad range of programs and services we offer the community. Youturn provides a range of services which deliver on our mission to support people in their time of need to live a healthy and meaningful life. Through the work we do, our organisation supports people to:

  • Secure a safe and affordable place to live.
  • Flourish and experience high mental wellbeing.

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The opportunity

The StandBy Regional Coordinator is responsible for the coordination of the StandBy suicide postvention services across NSW Primary Health Networks. 

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 postvention support for individuals, families and communities across your region.
  • Act as a first point of contact for those bereaved by suicide and coordinate ongoing support. 
  • Establish and maintain stakeholder relations to increase awareness of StandBy and postvention support across the community. 
  • Lead capacity building initiatives across the community and sector. 
  • 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 Outreach Worker and Casual Support Team.


What you will need? 


  • An understanding of and experience in suicide postvention service provision and associated issues, bereavement and/or related disciplines such as trauma, grief, and loss with demonstrated evidence of sector engagement, community development and partnerships. 
  • Relevant qualifications or substantial experience in a relevant allied health or community services discipline including psychology, mental health, social work, or counselling. 
  • Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST) is desirable (however preferred applicant will be supported to obtain upon recruitment). 

Other requirements

  • Regular travel throughout the region is a requirement for this position. 
  • Hold a current ‘C’ class driver licence.
  • Hold, or be eligible to apply for, working with children check in relevant jurisdiction 


Selection Criteria (please respond to the below criteria in your cover letter)

  1. Demonstrated history of working with people bereaved by suicide and/or dealing with severe personal trauma.
  2. Experience and skills in critical response management, crisis support, and self-care management practices.
  3. Knowledge and skills in proactive community capacity building including accessing networks to undertake collaborative activities.
  4. Demonstrated understanding of engagement with lived experience, and the use of co-design paradigms. 
  5. Excellent interpersonal and communication, both written and verbal, including public speaking, facilitation, consultation.
  6. Demonstrated ability to work autonomously, to prioritise, meet deadlines and see projects through to completion, on time and within budget.


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. 



StandBy Support After Suicide

Job Salary

Full time