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Way Back Support Coordinator

The Mental Health team at Woden Community Service has a full-time opportunity for a qualified and committed Support Coordinator for the Way Back Support Service (WBSS).

The WBSS is delivered to individuals who have recently been admitted to hospital following a suicide attempt. The Support Coordinator will hold a participant caseload and deliver non-clinical recovery focused care and practical support to individuals for up to 12 weeks.

About the Support Service
The WBSS is an assertive aftercare follow-up service available to support people in the first few months following a suicide attempt. The service is a Beyond Blue initiative funded by ACT Health and donations to Beyond Blue.

The WBSS is provided through Woden Community Service and aims to create positive change to its participants by:
• enhancing motivation to engage with services for safe living and assisting with following hospital discharge plans;
• developing a safety plan collaboratively to identify resources to cope with emotional distress while considering physical, emotional, and social wellbeing;
• developing a support plan collaboratively that proposes actions and interventions planned to address identified needs and goals including referrals to be made;
• establishing and strengthening links to community services based on needs and circumstances to help the journey to recovery.

Our Offer:
• Full time 38 hours per week.
• Work in a highly skilled, supportive and dedicated team.
• Professional development and extensive training provided.
• Fixed term until 30th June 2022 with possible extension.
• Paid shutdown leaves on standard working days between Christmas and New Year.
• Study leave opportunities.
• Monthly external supervision with choice of provider.
• Salary $74,416.79 pa plus 10% Super.
• Salary packaging option up to $15,899 per Fringe Benefits Tax year, with an additional Meals and Entertainment package available up to $2,650 per Fringe Benefits Tax year.

Click Here for a detailed position description.

To apply, please email your updated resume and a cover letter Here. Shortlisted candidates will be required to undertake pre-employment psychometric assessment including a National Police Check.

Last date to receive applications for this position is Monday 25th October 2021. For further information please contact Steven Morrison on Mb: 0437 988 344. 

WCS is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We value diversity and encourage applications from people living with a disability and/or have lived experience of disability. We encourage Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and those from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds to apply.


Acknowledgement of Country

"Woden Community Service acknowledges the Ngunnawal people as the traditional owners and custodians of this land and their continuing connection to land and community. We also acknowledge Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples who have come from other nations to live on Ngunnawal land. We pay our respects to their cultures, ancestors and Elders past, present and future."