Suicide Prevention Case Manager, Katherine Mission Australia


  • $83,988 + super + remote salary packaging (over $100k pkg)
  • Full time contract until 30 June 2024
  • Up to $7000 relocation grant provided if relocating for this role
  • Location: Katherine with regular travel to surrounding communities
  • Make a meaningful difference to the lives of Australians in need


Life at Mission Australia

When you join the team at Mission Australia, you become part of a community who are determined to end homelessness and ensure people in need can thrive. United by our Christian purpose and values, we stand together with anyone who needs us, for as long as they need us. Find out more about us and our purpose.

Your Opportunity

The Suicide Prevention Program develops, promotes and delivers suicide prevention activities and builds community awareness and capacity to respond to suicide and other related issues. The program aims to improve outcomes for people at risk of suicide across Katherine, Mataranka, Binjari, Lajamanu, Barunga, Beswick, Manyallaluk, Minyerri, Kalkarindji, and Jilkminggan.

The Case Manager provides intensive support to people impacted by suicide and supports participants to achieve their personal goals.  You will work with individuals to develop better relationships with family and friends supporting them to integrate into the community and manage everyday tasks. The role includes extensive case management to reduce suicide risk and promote recovery and healing as well as regular travel to surrounding communities.

Your key responsibilities will be to:

  • Respond to referrals and assess against eligibility
  • Develop strong relationships with key stakeholders
  • Develop, implement and review culturally appropriate individual recovery plans
  • Complete a range of internal and external reports
  • Deliver culturally appropriate mental health education during specific community events such as Mental Health Week, NAIDOC Week, R U OK Day?, Yellow Ribbon events
  • Assist participants to transition out of the service into independence or other services.

 Requirements for Success

  • Minimum Certificate IV qualifications in Mental Health or equivalent
  • Extensive experience working in the mental health sector, with people who have complex needs
  • Demonstrated experience working with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in a community service setting
  • Experience working in remote communities with the ability to travel on a regular basis
  • Understanding of the National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Suicide Prevention Strategy
  • Highly developed verbal and written communication skills and relationship-building skills
  • Experience in developing and/or facilitating one-on-one and group activities
  • Demonstrated professional approach to the role including maintaining professional boundaries and confidentiality

Before starting work with us, you will need to undertake a national police history check, qualifications and referee checks, and have a clearance to work with children/vulnerable people.

Our culture

Our innovative and inclusive culture will ensure you feel valued at Mission Australia as you help Australians in need and develop in your career.

We’re committed to the safety and wellbeing of each other and the people we serve.

We recognise and respect diversity. So, whoever you are, if you’re skilled and actively support our purpose and values, you would be welcome at Mission Australia.

Find out more about a career with Mission Australia.

If you need support to submit your application, please email [email protected].


Your benefits

  • Rewarding work – every day you know you’re making a real difference
  • Not-for-profit salary packaging, reducing your tax (details via AccessPay)
  • Generous discounts with health insurance and major retailers
  • Free external, confidential counselling and access to chaplaincy support.


How to apply

View the Position Description and click “Apply now”. We will respond to your application.


Applications are shortlisted as they are received. Please apply as soon as possible to be considered. Thank you