Field Officer - MATES in Construction

About the Role

Use your experience and understanding of the building and construction sector to deliver suicide awareness and prevention programs as a Field Officer for MATES in Construction. In this role you will create opportunities for conversation, education and advocacy for workers who may be struggling with mental health concerns and issues of hardship, which will be achieved through training, regular site visits and providing access to help and support pathways.  This is an extremely diverse role, where your adaptable attitude, ability to work autonomously and passion for making a difference will be absolutely essential to your success. This position is based in South East Queensland engaging with sites across Brisbane, Gold Coast and Ipswich and with some travel in regional Queensland and Northern Territory required. 

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Promoting the MATES in Construction program across industry

  • Deliver the MATES program on construction worksites as well as other MATES industries as appropriate

  • Establish and maintain relationships with stakeholders at new and existing sites to promote the MATES program 

  • Build and support volunteer networks on site such as connectors and ASIST workers

  • Schedule and provide training for workers in suicide prevention and support

  • Support construction workers who are struggling and connect them to appropriate supports 

  • Maintain regular records, collecting and maintaining data and statistics

  • Other duties to support brand building and program delivery as required

Skills & Experience required 

  • Demonstrated understanding of the Australian building and construction industry and the ability to engage with its key stakeholders

  • Genuine interest in raising awareness about suicide prevention and mental health in the building and construction industry

  • Ability to deliver programs effectively and be comfortable speaking and presenting to groups

  • A flexible and mature mindset, along with a calm, even-measured approach to working in a reactive environment

  • The ability to work autonomously and manage your own priorities

Benefits & Culture 

This organisation fosters a friendly, honest and supportive team environment. Additional benefits include:

  • An incredible opportunity to make a difference in mental health and suicide prevention 

  • 5 weeks of annual leave, plus a monthly RDO

  • Work vehicle will be provided

  • Appealing base salary with 15% superannuation and salary sacrificing available

  • Travel insurance and income protection offered

About the Company 

MATES in Construction is a national suicide prevention organisation, focused on delivering evidence-based suicide awareness and prevention programs. They deliver an integrated program of community development and support, utilising training as a tool to raise awareness about suicide and mental health in the building and construction industry.

Please include a covering letter outlining your interest and suitability for the role.

Click on the APPLY button, or contact Ashleigh McFadyen on 07 3846 7730

All Candidates will be notified of the outcome of their application by email or phone.

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