SEWB Northern Australian Suicide Prevention Coordinator Aboriginal Medical Services Alliance Northern Territory

JOB DESCRIPTION

About the Organisation

AMSANT is the peak body for Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Services in the Northern Territory and advocates for equity in health, focusing on supporting the provision of high quality comprehensive primary health care services for Aboriginal communities.

  • Contract Duration: Fixed Term to 30 June 2025

  • Work hours: Full-Time, Monday-Friday 08:00am-04:30pm

  • Location: Darwin

  • Base Salary: $102,504.10 – $114,936.55 p.a (negotiable depending on experience &qualifications)

 

The filling of the SEWB Northern Australia Suicide Prevention Coordinator position is intended to constitute a special/equal opportunity measure under section 8(1) of the Racial Discrimination Act 1975 (Cth), and s 57 of the Anti-Discrimination Act 1996 (NT). The SEWB Northern Australia Suicide Prevention Coordinator position is therefore only open to Aboriginal applicants.

Role Description

The position works collaboratively with ACCHSs across northern Australia to strengthen Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander suicide prevention and social and emotional wellbeing workforce to build the suicide prevention capacity of the community they service. This is done by coordinating the development and delivery of high-quality, culturally safe, and evidence-based suicide prevention education and training projects.

 

Responsibilities

  1. Work in collaboration with the AMSANT SEWB team, including the Culture Care Connect Jurisdictional Coordinator, to expand SEWB suicide prevention approaches across northern Australia.
  2. Work collaboratively with elders, cultural authorities, and people with lived experience to draw upon cultural knowledge in a way that supports effective local governance and planning, maintains safety, respects cultural protocols, and is trauma-informed.
  3. Coordinate with jurisdictional peaks and ACCHSs, key staff, and community elders to create a northern Australia suicide prevention package that enables local governance and implementation.
  4. Work collaboratively with the northern Australia ACCHSs to support and develop a growing network of SEWB suicide prevention trainers and educators, including by establishing and maintaining communities of practice; and identifying cross-jurisdictional and individual opportunities for personal and professional growth.
  5. Strategically support the development and implementation of SEWB suicide prevention plans through building and maintaining effective relationships with AMSANT Members, Suicide Prevention Networks, and other stakeholders with a role to play in supporting communities and the workforce.
  6. Identify and seek new funding opportunities and work with the SEWB Manager to administer existing contracts including compliance, budget oversight and reporting.

ESSENTIAL

  1. Work experience and/or qualifications in one of the following (or related) disciplines – social and emotional wellbeing, mental health, psychology, social work, alcohol and other drugs, or counselling.
  2. Proven ability as program coordinator or equivalent role, including previous experience in project planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation; and preparing program compliance reports. 
  3. Demonstrated appropriate interpersonal, communication and organisational skills, including the ability to engage with a range of health services, management, health professionals, elders, and community members.
  4. Possess knowledge of Aboriginal cultures, and histories and an understanding of the impact of colonisation and how it relates to current social, emotional and health issues for Aboriginal communities, families and individuals.
  5. Demonstrated ability or knowledge to practice in culturally safe and trauma-informed ways, including a strong understanding of the issues surrounding suicide, grief and loss for Aboriginal people and the capacity to appropriately represent these issues in public forums.
  6. Knowledge and proven ability to use the Microsoft Office suite of products including Word, Outlook, Excel, PowerPoint, Teams and Sharepoint.

 

DESIRABLE

  1. Experience working in an Aboriginal-controlled organisation
  2. Cert IV in Training and Assessment or Community Development

 

Additional information

  • Original qualifications must be available for viewing and copies to be kept on personnel file.
  • Applications must have an Ochre Card and a Current Police Check and/or ability to obtain these prior to commencement.
  • The COVID-19 Safety Management Plan and other COVID – 19 related information Policy and Procedure require all AMSANT employees to have had a third COVID-19 Vaccination. Temporary or permanent exemptions apply in certain circumstances.
  • Applicants must be able and willing to undertake travel throughout the NT and Interstate (sometimes as a light aircraft passenger) and possess a C class Driver’s Licence.

How to Apply

Your application should consist of:

  • A completed application through Seek/Indeed.
  • Responses to Selection Criteria.
  • A Resume.

Please address your cover letter to the Hiring Manager detailing why you wish to work at AMSANT, and the attributes, skills and experience you would bring to the role.

JOB SUMMARY

Organisation

Aboriginal Medical Services Alliance Northern Territory

Job Salary

Contract/Temp