National Suicide Prevention Trial Case Worker : Brisbane

    Position Background, Statement and Purpose

    The Australian Government is investing in a national trial of suicide prevention activity. The National Suicide Prevention Trial (NSPT) aims to provide evidence of how a more systems based approach to suicide prevention might be best undertaken within the Australian context. The Brisbane North PHN is one of 12 regions participating in the NSPT, and is implementing a program to provide aftercare and high quality treatment services to LGBTI Sistergirl and Brotherboy community members leaving hospital after a suicide attempt or at high risk of suicide, and the bereaved, who would not otherwise have access to such services.

    The NSPT is informed by the Black Dog Institute’s LifeSpan framework, and the National LGBTI Mental Health and Suicide Prevention Strategy. The Brisbane North NSPT is a collaborative between Brisbane North PHN, the Queensland Council for LGBTI Health, Open Doors Youth Service, and the Centre for Human Potential (CHP). In conjunction with clinical support, participants will have access to case management and support facilitation for the period of their engagement with the NSPT. This role is a component of a wider systems approach within the NSPT.

    Accountability Objective

    The NSPT Case Manager has responsibility for providing needs assessment, action planning, care coordination and service/support connection for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander participants of the Brisbane North PHN NSPT. The Queensland Council for LGBTI Health (formerly Queensland AIDS Council) are committed to walking alongside Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples to build stronger relationships, cultural autonomy, understanding and recognition of the history, cultures and diversity that make up Australian First Nations peoples.

    The role willinvolve working alongside Aboriginal and Torres Strait LGBTI Sistergirl and Brotherboy families and individuals and their carers to assist them in accessing services and supports from multiple sectors that will address the challenges in their lives that may be contributing to poor mental health outcomes and/or suicidality.

    This position requires demonstrated experience and extensive knowledge of working with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander LGBTI Sistergirl and Brotherboycommunities, with an emphasis on provision of services to people most at risk. Experience working with people with a wide range of mental health issues and challenges including chronic health conditions, legal matters, housing, trauma, financial, and alcohol and drug use, is essential. The role will require knowledge of strength based principles and ways of working that meet the unique cultural, gender, and sexuality needs of an individual, in order to provide cultural connection and support through to local community organisations and services. The successful applicant for this position will bring solid experience in the human services environment. In particular, they will demonstrate an understanding of how best to access, advocate, and maintain services for LGBTI Sistergirl and Brotherboycommunities impacted by suicide. This role will also work closely with other Queensland Council for LGBTI Health mental health programs staff, the 2Spirits Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander program and other relevant groups.

    If this sounds like you, we welcome your application.

    How To Apply

    For more information, please see the information within the Position Description, here including Selection Criteria, How to Apply and relevant dates.

    Submitting an Application

    Please forward applications to Shaun Staunton, Deputy CEO via email at sstaunton@quac.org.au or via post to PO Box 1372, Eagle Farm DC Qld 4009. 

    Applications close 5pm, Monday 20th January 2020. No late applications will be accepted.

    Applications will not be considered unless the Selection Criteria has been addressed.

    Further Details

    For further information or questions about the position, please contact Shaun Staunton on 30171777 or sstaunton@quac.org.au