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StandBy support after suicide service is a community-based postvention program developed in response to an identified need for a coordinated community response to assist families, friends and associates who have been bereaved or impacted through suicide, regardless of when or where the suicide occurred. The Casual Program Worker  provides face-to-face and/or telephone support to people and communities who have been impacted or bereaved through suicide. the role is an on-call position (that may occasionally include requests for after hours or weekend work) and may be required travel. Ideally you will have experience in communicating sensitively in a compassionate and respectful manner and have skills in working with people bereaved through suicide and dealing with grief and loss.The successful candidate will have:Tertiary qualifications or equivalent experience in Health, Psychology, Social Work, Social Science, Social Welfare, Health Promotion or similarDemonstrated knowledge and skills in working with people bereaved through suicide and/or dealing with severe personal traumaThe ability to communicate sensitively in an authentic, compassionate and respectful manner that takes into consideration the cultural background of the person being supportedDemonstrated well-developed organisational, time management and administrative skills with the ability to plan, prioritise and meet deadlinesDemonstrated experience in maintaining professional boundaries while engaging in person-centred workCasual positions are available in the below locations:Central Coast (Gosford or Wyong)NewcastleLake MacquarieTaree/Manning regionTravel to deliver service is a requirement of the role. What Social Futures Offers:Staff Well-being Program and Corporate Memberships Flexible Working optionsAccess to Learning and Development Career Opportunities for advancementStaff Recognition Program and Organisational Celebration EventsSocial Futures is a voice for social change in regional Australia, helping to create connected, resilient communities. With more than 46 years’ industry experience, we are a community service leader, striving to create change through our work across homelessness and housing supports, youth and family services, sector advocacy and programs that promote genuine participation for people with disability. Social Futures currently serves more than 80% of regional New South Wales.Social Futures is an equal opportunity employer. Social Futures will actively recruit our workforce from targeted communities; including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders, LGBTIQSB and people living with a disability, people with lived experience and people from culturally and linguistically diverse communities.Social Futures is committed to prioritising the safety and well-being of children and upholds the National Child Safe Principles, Working with Children, National Police Check and COVID Vaccination are mandatory requirements for all staff.Applications close 5 pm Thursday, 15th September 2022To access a position description, address the selection criteria and apply online, please visit our website:https://socialfutures.org.au/work-with-us/Or click the "APPLY" button below if you have followed the online application link.DO NOT APPLY VIA SEEK  Only those who apply via the Social Futures Website and that adequately address the Selection Criteria will be considered.For further information, please contact Melissa Wiseman on 0477 219 186Click here for Position Description Australia - NSW Newcastle, Maitland & Hunter

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