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Reference Number 25756
Position Title Standby Response Worker
Employment Type Casual
Directorate Child & Family Services
Location Toombul
Classification level range
Position Summary

We are currently seeking motivated individuals to join our dedicated StandBy - Support After Suicide service. These are casual positions requiring some travel across South-East QLD and some out-of-hours work. There is a particular focus on availability for work at short notice.

The Role:

Working in the StandBy Support team, you will respond effectively to trauma and grief suffered by people impacted by suicide, by providing crisis counselling, debrief and referral support. 

What do you need to be successful in this role?

You will have experience in providing crisis counselling and be passionate about making a difference in the lives of people impacted by suicide. Supplementing this, you will present with the following: 

  • Possession of relevant tertiary qualifications and demonstrated knowledge and skill in working with people impacted by suicide.
  • Demonstrated well-developed interpersonal, communication, negotiation and conflict resolution skills
  • Demonstrated ability in the areas of crisis intervention and trauma response including knowledge of self-care management practices.
  • Current Drivers Licence
  • Working with Children Check (Blue Card)
  • A criminal history check may be conducted on the recommended person for this position


The starting casual rate for these positions is $37.21 per hour.

base salary + super+ salary packaging + employee benefits

The UnitingCare salary packaging program offers employees the opportunity to significantly increase their take home pay.   For more information please refer to http://www.accesspay.com.au/ebook/ebook.html or visit the AccessPay website (http://www.accesspay.com.au/Content.aspx?page=salarypackaging).

Culture and Benefits 

Our shared values drive the way we work- Compassion, Respect, Justice, Working Together and Leading through Learning. Aligned to our values, our commitment to you is: 

  • Training for your role now and development opportunities for your career
  • Diverse work arrangements and opportunities
  • Support to undertake tertiary study
  • Corporate private health discounts
  • Competitive personal and income insurance 

Further information on this position can be obtained by viewing the attached position description. Should you require additional / specific details about the role, please contact as per the details below.

UnitingCare is committed to being a child safe, child friendly organisation and for all children who come into contact with our services we will provide welcoming, safe and nurturing services, prevent child abuse and neglect within our services and appropriately and immediately address child abuse and neglect if it does occur 

As an equal opportunity employer, we believe in the strength of a diverse and inclusive workforce to help us achieve the best outcomes for our clients.   We welcome applications from all candidates who meet the requirements of the position.


Selection Criteria Desirable: Demonstrated knowledge and skill in working with people bereaved through suicide
Essential: Ability to collaborate with the appropriate agencies and authorities in the development of the service and coordinate with all aspects of service delivery
Essential: Proven ability to maintain complete, current and accurate data input requirements, in particular recording client data and case notes in accordance with established policies and procedures
Essential: Demonstrated knowledge and skill in community development practice, including knowledge of local community infrastructure and networks
Essential: Excellent verbal and written communication skills, particularly the ability to liaise and communicate with all levels of staff
Essential: Ability to quickly establish sound and trusting working relationships with a variety of internal and external stakeholders
Essential: Demonstrated, well developed, interpersonal, communication, negotiation and conflict resolution skills and the ability to work effectively both as part of a team and with a broad range of stakeholders
Desirable: Experience in providing assistance in the development, implementation and coordination of community based crisis response plans to support families, friends and associates who have been bereaved through suicide
Contact Person Monique Broadbent
Contact Number 0438 150 180
Closing Date 17/10/2019
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