Towards Zero Suicide in Care Coordinator Northern NSW Local Health District


Employment Type:  Various 
Position Classification: Social Worker / Occupational Therapist Lvl 5, Clinical Nurse Consultant Gde 2, Snr Psychologist
Remuneration: $62.09 – $67.80 per hour (dependent on qualification)
Hours Per Week: 32hours per week
Requisition ID: REQ437940

Leading the implementation of the NSW Towards Zero Suicides in Care initiative in the Northern NSW Local Health Districts (NNSWLHD) Mental Health, Alcohol and Other Drugs Services with key mental health and alcohol and other drugs personnel, people with lived experience of suicidality, key members of the community managed sector and other key stakeholders. 

This will include the components of: Just and Restorative Culture, Pathways to Care, Assertive Outreach Teams, and Alternatives to the Emergency Department. Target populations include Aboriginal people, LGBTI, young people and men.

If you have:

  • Tertiary qualifications and, where applicable, membership of the relevant association or registration with the relevant board, in one of the following disciplines: Social Work, Occupational Therapist, Psychology, Nursing. To be appointed to a specific discipline and grade/level, please refer to the Essential Requirements section for registration and qualification requirements
  • Proven clinical expertise in working with people experiencing suicidality and their families/key support people, with demonstrated ability to navigate complex clinical and psychosocial situations
  • Applied understanding of the principles of person centred care, trauma informed care and recovery, as well as in working with Aboriginal people in a holistic, collaborative and respectful way in the context of suicidality
  • Ability to work collaboratively across disciplines, across the mental health, alcohol and other drugs, and community managed sector, and lived experience consultants, in teams, as well as independently with minimal supervision applying attributes such as courage, integrity, optimism and humour

We can offer you:

  • Flexible and supportive work environment
  • Diverse career pathways
  • Professional and personal development
  • Opportunities to start or build a career, or re-enter the workforce
  • Challenging, inspiring and rewarding roles, and
  • The opportunity to make a difference!


Northern NSW Local Health District embraces the diverse skills and perspectives that our people bring to the workplace. We foster inclusiveness and diversity to help us deliver quality care to our community.


NNSWLHD is committed to reconciliation and strongly encourages Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander people to apply for this position. All applications from Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander people will be viewed most favourably.  For help with your application to this role visit Stepping Up, our online recruitment resource for Aboriginal people.

  • To apply for this position, you must be an Australian citizen or permanent resident, or be able to independently, legally live and work in Australia.  For more information please see
  • You may be subject to a probationary period of three months from the date of appointment to this position.

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For role related queries or questions contact Tamahra Manson on [email protected]

Applications Close: 29th October 2023




Northern NSW Local Health District

Job Salary

Part time