District Coordinator - Towards Zero Suicides Initiatives

Employment Type

: Temporary Full Time (up to 30 Jun 2022) Position Classification: Health Manager Level 3 Remuneration: $113,735.00 - $129,658.00 pa plus super Hours Per Week: 38 Location:
Applications Close: 29 Sep 2020 - 11.59pm

Western NSW Local Health District is an equal opportunity employer committed to providing a working environment that embraces and values diversity and inclusion. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people with disability and people from all backgrounds are encouraged to apply for our advertised positions. If you require any assistance with your application or have any questions about this position, please get in touch with the contact person listed in this advertisement.

About the opportunity
Towards Zero Suicides is a range of new suicide prevention initiatives that address NSW government suicide prevention priorities and contribute to the Premier’s Priority to reduce the suicide rate by 20 per cent by 2023.

As the District Co-ordinator – Towards Zero Suicide Initiatives you will actively involve people with lived experience of suicidal crisis and all key stakeholders in the development and implementation of the these new initiatives.

This is a very exciting role that that offers the chance to co-design local versions of successful international suicide prevention models and build new models of care that respond to local needs and integrate with existing services.

The Towards Zero Suicides initiatives seek to provide leading best practice crisis care and support, build on local community resilience and improve systems and practices to reduce the suicide rate in NSW.

The initiatives will be developed and delivered with a major focus on the involvement of people with lived experience of suicide and all key stakeholders. The extensive range of innovative initiatives cover areas such as individual crisis care and support, community support and enhancement to models of care, systems and infrastructure.

What we can offer you

  • Country living with a meaningful career path
  • Paid leave entitlements
  • Allowances as per the relevant Award
  • Monthly ADOs for full time staff
  • Generous salary packaging options and other fringe benefits
  • Flexible work practices (as appropriate to the position and negotiated with your manager)
  • Opportunities for learning and development, including in-house training with and the NSW Health RTO

  • Professional growth and accelerated career progression

Where you'll be working
This position will be located at Mental Health, Drug & Alcohol Services - Orange, a part of the Western NSW Local Health District. For more information on living and working in our beautiful region, visit our website 

Our Mental Health, Drug and Alcohol Services are a critical part of the care we deliver to our local communities. We are at the forefront in the delivery of rural and remote mental health, drug and alcohol services across a catchment area of 400,000 square kilometres with the regional centres of Dubbo, Orange and Bathurst as hubs to provide services both locally and to our more rural and remote towns.

Our vision is to be leaders in the delivery of high quality rural and remote mental health, drug and alcohol services.

With an early intervention and recovery focus, we place the person at the centre of care. We consider individual strengths and value Aboriginal cultural competency in providing evidence-based treatment. We engage in important service partnerships to increase the resilience of individuals, families and communities, aiming to enhance the mental health, social and emotional wellbeing of our local communities.

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Help with your application and how you apply for the position
To be considered for this position, please ensure you address the Selection Criteria as thoroughly as possible. For information regarding the Selection Criteria and guidance with the application process, pre-employment checks and categories of vaccinations required for this role, please review and also download the .

Please apply for this position online by clicking ‘Apply for Job’ at the top of this advertisement.

Need more information?

Talent pool If the selection panel identifies a surplus of suitable candidates for the role, an eligibility list may be created where candidates may be offered casual, permanent or temporary full-time or part-time positions within the next 18 months.

Targeted role
This is a targeted position in accordance with GSE Rule 26: Employment of eligible persons. Aboriginal people are encouraged to apply and preference will be given to suitable Aboriginal applicants in order to improve access to employment and career opportunities. Aboriginal applicants will be required to demonstrate Aboriginality in addition to addressing the selection criteria. Applicants can upload their Confirmation of Aboriginality as an attachment to their application.

Stepping Up – Close the Gap
The  is working in partnership with the Western NSW Local Health District to support Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander applicants wishing to apply for this role. For more information please contact the AES recruitment team on (02) 6882 8*** or email . Alternatively, applicants can visit for more information.

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