StandBy Outreach Worker Wellways Australia Limited


  • Join us in supporting individuals, groups and communities that have been bereaved and/or impacted by suicide
  • Outreach Worker to help deliver bereavement support after suicide
  • NFP Values based company + Salary Packaging up to $15,899 + 17.5% Leave loading

Wellways is committed to reconciliation, lived experience and inclusivity. We strongly encourage and warmly welcome people from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities, people with a lived experience of mental health and disability and people who identify as LGBTIQA+ to apply. Even if you only meet some of the criteria, we’d love to hear from you.

About this Program

StandBy Support after Suicide was created to deliver support for people bereaved or impacted by suicide. Your role is to reach out through community engagement, education and training, as well as other events and activities.

The StandBy program is committed to creating an inclusive and diverse workforce that reflects the people and communities we support. We encourage applicants from diverse backgrounds, including (but not limited to) Lived Experience of Suicide bereavement, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander, CALD and LGBTQIA+.

About the opportunity

We are currently seeking an outreach worker to join our Standby Program. The role of the StandBy Outreach Worker of the ACT/Murrumbigee regions is responsible for assisting the Coordinator in delivering support for people bereaved or impacted by suicide, community engagement, education and training, as well as other events and activities as directed by the StandBy Coordinator.

You will join our time with 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.

To be successful in this role

  • Relevant qualifications or substantial experience in a relevant allied health or community services discipline including psychology, counselling, mental health, social work, or community development
  • Current valid Driver’s License and the ability to undertake travel for the role
  • Current Working with Children Check and NDIS Workers Screening Check
  • Right to Work within Australia
  • Satisfactory National Police Records Check
  • NDIS Worker Orientation Module Certificate
  • Evidence of COVID vaccination with booster or valid medical exemption

About Us
Wellways connects people, strengthens families, and transforms communities for individuals of all ages experiencing disabilities or challenges to their social and emotional wellbeing. A leading for purpose mental health and disability support organisation operating nationally, our services span mental health, disability and community care and reach more than 7000 people each year!

Working with a diverse range of people, Wellways creates an inclusive community where everyone can imagine and achieve their hopes and potential.

What we offer

  • A purpose driven culture where people can thrive, everyone is respected, and differences are valued
  • An equitable, diverse, and socially inclusive work environment
  • Salary packaging up to $15,899 enables you to spend a portion of your salary before it is taxed to pay for things like rent, mortgage repayments, car leasing
  • Meal and Entertainment allowance via salary packaging up to $2,650 per annum
  • Receive 17.5% leave loading every time you take annual leave
  • Paid parental leave after 12 months of ongoing employment
  • Access for you and your family to our Employee Assistance Program

For a confidential discussion about the role, we encourage you to contact Susan Vaughan, on 0466 244 319

Once you APPLY click here for a copy of the position description

Wellways is committed to the health and safety of its employees and participants and addressing risks of COVID-19 in the workplace. Wellways requires that all workers be fully vaccinated with an approved COVID-19 vaccination before commencing employment. Successful applicants will be required to provide evidence of COVID-19 vaccination or valid medical exemption.

Wellways is committed to the safeguarding of children and vulnerable people. Successful applicants must undergo a comprehensive screening process prior to their commencement.

If you’d like to know more about our reconciliation commitment, click here Reconciliation | Wellways



Wellways Australia Limited

Job Salary

Full time