StandBy Support Team Worker Anglicare SA


  • Casual
  • Out reach based in Adelaide City with regular travel across Metro Adelaide
  • Support those who have been bereaved or impacted by suicide at any stage in their life

Who are we looking for?

In Australia, more than 2,800 people take their own life each year. StandBy – Support After Suicide was established in 2002 to meet the need for a coordinated community response to suicide. This 24/7 program supports anyone who has been bereaved or impacted by suicide at any stage in their life, providing both direct and coordinated support from local service and groups.

We are looking for a professional to use their knowledge of grief, loss and trauma, you will use early interventions and supports to individuals and families following a suicide.

What can you expect to be doing?

  • Respond to people and communities affected through suicide, with person centered support aligned with the StandBy Model.
  • Attend home visits to provide clients with grief support
  • Assist with the facilitation of training for communities to raise awareness of suicide and bereavement
  • Manage and maintain detailed case files to ensure accurate information is gathered and stored
  • Participate in regular debrief sessions with the Coordinator and external supervision as required.

What do you need to bring?

  • Tertiary qualifications and/or equivalent level of expertise and experience in social science, health or associated disciplines relevant to the requirements of the position.
  • Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST) is desirable.
  • Hold a current ‘C’ class driver license.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to build strong relationships
  • Understanding of grief and bereavement approaches
  • Experience in working with families and individuals affected by suicide will be highly regarded

AnglicareSA is committed to ensuring that our workplace is safe and free from known risks to the health and safety of employees, volunteers, students, and customers. Due to the nature of our services, you will be required to provide AnglicareSA with your COVID-19 vaccination certificate during the selection process.

Who is AnglicareSA?

As one of SA’s largest social services provider, AnglicareSA makes a positive difference to the lives of more than 50,000 people each year. Our over 2000 employees, and 300 volunteers support individuals, families and communities, responding to their immediate need and working with them to build capacity to restore and maintain dignity and control in their lives. Our services are broad, supporting people at every stage of life.

We believe in social justice, the equal worth of each citizen, equality of opportunity and the importance of strong communities. Together we change lives.

What we offer:

  • Flexible working options – tell us what you need for that work-life balance*
  • Access to our fantastic salary packaging options – increase your take home pay by decreasing the amount of tax you pay with $15,899 tax free each year
  • Meal Entertainment and Holiday Accommodation Card provides you with an additional $2,650 tax free per year
  • Paid parental leave, including superannuation paid on parental leave
  • Genuine career development opportunities across the organisation
  • Discounted motor vehicles and gym memberships
  • BUPA and Medibank health cover discounts
  • Access to our Employee Assistance Program for you, and your family

How to Apply:

View the attached Job Description via the vacancy’s application page on the AnglicareSA website for further details on the role requirements.

If this sounds like you please click on Apply and submit your application!

We do not accept applications via email but for more information, please contact: Sarah Wheldale – Recruitment Business Partner at [email protected]

Closing date: Thursday 16th November 2023

Please note, screening and interviews may take place prior to the closing date – applications may also close before this date.

AnglicareSA is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to providing a work environment free of discrimination and harassment. We encourage all suitably qualified candidates apply. 

We are committed to the employment of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. Please contact the person listed above to discuss joining AnglicareSA and visit our website for details on our Aboriginal Services.