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Practitioner – Regional Suicide Prevention Program

Aboriginal and or Torres Strait Islander people are encouraged to apply.

Do you want to make a difference?

The vision of Kurbingui Youth and Family Development is to be a deadly organisation that supports our mob on their journey. Our mission is to build a flexible, sustainable organisation based on cultural values that can empower community to reach their potential. The values that we bring to our work are personal growth, harmony, accountability, communication, and teamwork.

About Kurbingui Youth & Family Development

Kurbingui Youth and Family Development (Kurbingui) is a not-for-profit Aboriginal Community Controlled Organisation that offers services primarily to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Elders, individuals, families, children, and young people living within the Greater Brisbane, Moreton Bay and Southeast Qld regions.

Kurbingui delivers various community services covering areas such as employment and training, family support, domestic and family violence response, alcohol and substance abuse, cultural education and engagement programs, support for families and children from preschool to tertiary education, recreation and sports, early years, families, children and youth supports, women’s and men’s programs, cultural group activities, Youth Justice and NDIS.

Regional Suicide Prevention (‘RSP’) 

RSP covers the northside of Brisbane/Moreton Bay regions and aims to engage, support and assist Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander community members and their families around sustainable health pathways for those experiencing difficulties related to mental health and suicidality. 

The Role

Social, Emotional and Wellbeing Practitioner provides non-clinical therapeutic support and advocacy and links people to appropriate services based on their needs. The Practitioner conducts intake and assessment processes using screening tools to support clients to work through psychosocial barriers and coordinate further services and resources. The candidate must be able to consult and liaise with internal and external services to ensure appropriate intervention support exists. Kurbingui’s programs are targeted specifically to the Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander community to provide support and assistance that is culturally safe and responsive, reflect community and family strengths, local needs, leadership and cultural knowledge.

Key Selection Criteria:

To be successful in the role:

  • Demonstrated professional experience and in-depth understanding of the overall issues and needs facing Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander families and individuals in a contemporary society within local, rural and remote communities.
  • Previous experience in a similar role with a focus on mental health.
  • Demonstrated experience working in mental health, with and supporting vulnerable Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander individuals, families, children and young people either who have attempted or are at risk of suicide.
  • Demonstrated experience in working with clients who are homeless or at risk of homelessness, substance abuse, intergenerational trauma and trauma grief and loss.
  • High-level problem solving and conflict resolution skills.
  • Ability to work autonomously and as part of a high performing team.
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively plan, organise and coordinate own workload.
  • Effective communication skills – written, verbal and interpersonal; with high attention to detail.
  • Demonstrated ability to use business technology, internet and desktop applications.  For example, MS outlook, Word, Excel spreadsheets, and database packages.
  • Qualifications and/or equal professional experience in the area of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander primary health care practice or related profession.
  • Current First Aid and CPR
  • Current Drivers License (QLD)
  • Possession of, or ability to obtain, a ‘Positive Notice’ Blue card
  • Have or willing to undergo a Police Check Possession of or willingness to obtain a “Yellow Card”

This full time position offers a competitive remuneration package in line with the ‘Fisher’ & ‘316 Regulation’ pay scale and Social, Community, Home Care and Disability Services Industry Award.

Address your application to Deb Keen, Program Manager, Kurbingui Youth & Family Development. Applications must include a resume and a 1 to 2 page cover letter that includes a response to the Key Selection Criteria as listed above. To request a copy of the position description please email Tina Ridley

Please note: Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis and once the position is filled, no further applications will be accepted.

Employment is conditional upon maintaining a clear personal history screening checks prior to and throughout employment.

Interviews will be held as soon as possible.

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