- Employment Term: Casual
- Location: Gladstone
- Remuneration: From $44 + 11% Super
Make a meaningful difference with UnitingCare Community
We’re looking for someone who wants to make the world a little better through small moments that leave big impacts. To build meaningful relationships and make a difference in the lives of others.
An integral part of our Support After Suicide team, as a StandBy Response Worker you’ll be encouraged to grow, develop and feel empowered to make the everyday easier for the people we care so passionately about.
Let’s make a meaningful difference, together.
Your part in our UnitingCare Community team
Are you passionate about making a positive difference in lives of individuals and communities? Do you want to join a dedicated team working in suicide postvention and community education? If so, then becoming a member of our support team might be the perfect fit for you!
We have an opportunity for casuals to join UnitingCare’s StandBy – Support After Suicide team, based within the Central Queensland, Wide Bay and Sunshine Coast (PHN) region. Our support team roles would suit someone working part-time, studying or retired who is looking for the freedom of casual hours.
As a StandBy Response Worker, you will provide person-centred support to those who have been impacted or bereaved through suicide. Working in a team environment, you will have the opportunity to co-facilitate support sessions, community events and workshops. As this rewarding role is in a specialist area, you will be provided with guidance and training through debriefing, external supervision, team meetings and professional development opportunities.
What makes a difference for us?
This role requires:
- Relevant tertiary qualifications and/or demonstrated knowledge, practical experience and skill in critical incident response/psychological first aid
- Understanding of grief and bereavement through a trauma informed lens
- Demonstrated well-developed interpersonal, communication, negotiation and conflict resolution skills
- Demonstrated awareness of reflective practice and self-care
- Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST) is desirable, however preferred applicant will be supported to obtain upon recruitment
- Current Qld Driver Licence
- Working with Children Check (Blue Card – Paid)
- Reside within the PHN and have flexibility to travel from time-to-time
What makes a difference for you?
At UnitingCare we are leaders in crisis response, the protection of vulnerable children, financial resilience and family wellbeing. Our Family and Child Services team work passionately across Queensland to make a meaningful difference in people’s lives.
- Flexible work arrangements to support work-life balance
- Save tax and increase your take home pay by salary packaging your everyday living expenses and bills (up to $15,900) and meal entertainment (up to $2,650) per annum
- A recognition and rewards platform, providing employee discounts at hundreds of retailers, including everyday expenses, holidays, health insurance, annual awards celebration, wellbeing and employee assistance programs
- A positive and inclusive team based on respect, shared standards, strong values and a commitment to serving others
- 12 weeks paid parental leave and 2 weeks paid partner leave, available after 6 months service, in addition to the government scheme
- Diversity and inclusive leave, offering paid gender affirmation leave and cultural leave options (paid and unpaid) for those who may celebrate Lunar New Year, Diwali, Ramadan, NAIDOC weeks and other significant cultural events
- Career development opportunities to challenge yourself, grow and make a meaningful difference
Child safe, Child friendly
UnitingCare is committed to being a Child Safe, Child Friendly organisation and will:
- provide welcoming, safe & nurturing services for children
- implement measures to prevent child abuse and neglect within our services
- appropriately and immediately address child abuse and neglect if it does occur
Diversity & Inclusion
Our approach is simple – everybody is welcome here. At UnitingCare, diversity is at the core of our who we are, our mission and our values. We are committed to providing equal opportunities to all employees no matter their sex, race, culture, sexual orientation, disability or gender identity. Demonstrating our commitment to reconciliation and building long-term employment opportunities for First Nations peoples, UnitingCare strongly encourages Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander applicants for this position.
We work hard to make our services welcoming and safe for every person. We are united in keeping children, young people and the elderly safe from harm, within our services, workplaces and the communities we support. We are committed to speaking up loudly for their safety.
All employees are required to comply with statutory and Government requirements and UnitingCare’s COVID-19 vaccination requirements policy. The successful applicant must be able to provide a Covid-19 Certificate before commencing employment.