Senior Wellbeing Officer - Hospital Outreach Post-suicidal Engagement (HOPE)

Time for a lifestyle change? Join a workplace thats friendly & welcoming! Located on the beautiful Great South Coast, South West Healthcare offers a comprehensive range of medical, surgical and psychiatric services. The organisation serves a catchment in excess of 110,000 and comprises of a total of 282 beds and an extensive range of primary and community services. Warrnambool boasts excellent sporting, education (pre-school to university), social and cultural facilities. The citys award winning foreshore promenade is a 5.7km path that stretches from the breakwater along the coastline to the Hopkins River mouth.
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Department: South West Healthcare
Work Type: Ongoing - full time
Job Function: Community Services
Classification: As per award
Work Location: Warrnambool
Reference: VG/1783442-2
Closing Date: 14-Jul-2024
Salary Range: As per award
Job Duration: Permanent full time
Attachments: Senior Wellbeing Officer - Hospital Outreach Post-suicidal Engagement.pdf (PDF, 144KB)
Job Specification

Contact: Leanne Blain (Manager Referral Services)
5563 1280 or email

Position Details

About the role

South West Healthcare (SWH) has a new role within our Hospital Outreach Post-suicidal Engagement (HOPE) team as a Senior Wellbeing Officer, who will be responsible for assisting the Manager and Team Leader in leading and coordinating a multi-disciplinary team to deliver the HOPE program.

The HOPE Program provides mental health treatment services to people aged 16+ years old who have been referred following a suicide attempt or are presenting with acute suicidal ideation.  The team aims to provide evidence based individual biological, psychological and social interventions centred on a persons expressed needs and goals for a period of up to 3 months.

A proportion of the work of the HOPE Program will occur outside of usual business hours, which may include weekends. Shifts will be rostered at least 1 month in advance.

This is a permanent full time (80 hours per fortnight) position with a monthly ADO.

Position overview

  • Permanent full time (80 hours per fortnight) position with a monthly ADO
  • Warrnambool Campus
  • Welfare Worker Class 4
  • Salary Range: $76,284.00 - $81,520.40 pro rata , plus superannuation

This position is eligible for an incentive payment for rent, childcare, relocation costs and more, as part of the new workforce and incentive grants program administered by Rural Agency Workforce Victoria (RWAV) up to $10,000.

What you bring

  • Relevant experience in similar leadership roles along with an appropriate qualifications.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills as well as experience in coordination and supervision of staff.
  • Recent experience working under professional and clinical supervision with individuals in crisis, with mental health issues.
  • Demonstrated commitment to care of consumers and their families in the least restrictive and intrusive manner, respecting rights, privacy and dignity.
  • An understanding of recovery oriented practices and trauma informed care in relation to the role.
  • Ability to show initiative and proven capacity to work both autonomously as well as collaboratively within a multidisciplinary team.
  • Demonstrated knowledge and experience in computer skills.
  • Current Victorian driver's licence is required.

What we offer

You will enjoy benefits such as:

  • Excellent salary packaging options including meals & entertainment, novated leasing and additional superannuation contributions;
  • Internal and external professional development opportunities;
  • Ongoing clinical supervision;
  • A range of internal development opportunities focusing on personal development such as resilience and mentoring workshops and comprehensive leadership programs;
  • Excellent terms and conditions of employment;

Who we are

As an organisation SWH prides themselves on their values; Care, Respect, Excellence, Integrity and Leadership and their overall dedication to the local community. Learn more about SWH here.

SWH respects all individuals and promote equity and inclusion of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people of all genders, sexual orientations, abilities, ages, racial, cultural and religious backgrounds and socio- economic status.

SWH is the major specialist referral centre for the Barwon South West sub-region, and provides a comprehensive range of acute, sub-acute, specialist, community, mental health and aged services.

With a population of 39,000 and a catchment of 100,000 Warrnambool is the regional centre to Victoria's Great South Coast.

To learn about the vibrant town and region please visit:

How to apply

Submit your application by selecting the Apply button below and include a cover letter and resume by Sunday 14 July 2024. Please ensure you address the selection criteria as outlined in the position description.

Employment Terms and Conditions will be in line with the Victorian Public Mental Health Services Enterprise Agreement 2020–2024 with the classification Welfare Worker Class 4

The successful applicant will be required to be eligible for and undergo the following:

  • Police Record Check
  • Employee Working with Children's Check
  • Current Immunisation status

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