newToward Zero Suicide Prevention Team Clinician

Date Posted: Posted4 days ago
Broken Hill NSW

Job Description

Are you up for living and working in the beautiful NSW Outback, devoid of traffic and commuting?

Employment Type: Temporary Full Time
Position Classification: Health Education Officer
Remuneration: $63931 - $104188
Hours Per Week: 38
Requisition ID: REQ307021

About the Opportunity

  • Suicide Prevention Outreach Team (SPOT) clinicians are a mobile team who provide after hours care and follow-up to people who are experiencing or recovering from suicidal distress
  • SPOT clinicians work alongside peer workers to provide recovery-oriented support for people who are in crisis
  • Support may include crisis response, assertive follow up, psychosocial support, safety planning, recovery/wellness planning, individual peer support, advocacy, and collaborative identification of community supports
  • 1 week extra paid annual leave every year
  • Salary packaging (pay less tax!)
  • Paid Allocated Day Off (ADO) Every Month
  • Isolation & climate allowance
  • Heavily subsidised staff accommodation (subject to availability)
  • Remote Area Housing Assistance Benefits
  • Special rates at local gyms
  • Support through advanced education & training
  • A comfortable country lifestyle that supports balance & wellbeing

About Broken Hill

Often referred to as an “Oasis in the Outback”, Broken Hill is a thriving regional town in far west NSW full of diversity, history and character. Being Australia’s first city to be Nationally Heritage Listed, Broken Hill is a culturally rich town with a vibrant art scene with over 20 galleries (more than pubs)! The unique attractions, festivals and beautiful natural landscapes see tourists flock from all over, but the ones who stay quickly fall in love with the place and its liveability.

With a population just shy of 20,000, Broken Hill is small enough to allow for a relaxed country lifestyle, while big enough to provide all the desired facilities of a regional hub including major supermarkets and retail stores, excellent schools (7 primary & 2 high), multiple gyms & aquatic centre, well-known fast food franchises and a plethora of trendy restaurants, pubs and cafés.

The beautiful Murray-Riverina region is just 2.5 hours from Broken Hill, and after a short, 5-hour drive you can enjoy the beautiful Barossa Valley – South Australia’s internationally acclaimed wine region. For a town so unique, it’s really not that far away with just a short 1hr15m flight from Adelaide, a 2hr flight from Melbourne or a 2hr30m flight from Sydney.

Broken Hill truly is a town like no other with a supportive community that will welcome you with open arms. We can’t wait to see you soon!

Selection Criteria

  • Recognised degree/qualification in health or behavioural science such as Nursing, Social Work, Occupational Therapy, Psychology, Health Science (with eligibility for NSW Registration/Professional Association where relevant) with a minimum of two years clinical experience in mental health.
  • Applied understanding of the principles of person-centred care, trauma-informed care and recovery, as well as in working with Aboriginal people in a holistic, collaborative and respectful way.
  • A willingness to work shift work including afterhours and weekends as required
  • Demonstrated experience in the provision of evidence based treatment techniques and assessment to people experiencing distress in a community setting
  • Excellent applied communication skills in a wide range of settings including verbal and written, and competence in computer skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to develop and maintain relationships with key stakeholders and partners.

About the Far West LHD

The Far West Local Health District is one of 15 LHDs under NSW Health, providing high quality public health services to the communities in far west NSW. FWLHD has a mandate to provide the highest quality care and services to its communities using the latest clinical evidence and technological enablers. Our vision is to create excellence in rural and remote healthcare.

Key to our success of course, is our people. Our workforce is inclusive and diverse. We employ well over 800 clinicians and support staff across our 9 health facilities in Broken Hill, Balranald, Dareton, Ivanhoe, Menindee, Tibooburra, Wentworth, White Cliffs and Wilcannia. In the Far West LHD, we are working together to make a real difference to the health outcomes for our communities. We encourage you to consider joining our friendly team for a meaningful and rewarding career in rural and remote healthcare.

Need more information?

For role related queries or questions contact Christy McManus on

Applications Close: 6/5/2022

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