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 Darwin, with travel across the Northern Territory required. This is an 18 month contract position, with the possibility of extension.
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
The successful candidate must live in Darwin, NT
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 and laptop will be provided
Appealing base salary with 14.5% 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.