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Healing and Recovery Support Coordinator

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Full Time
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Classification: $77,152 – $84,306 per annum (HPCS 3.1 to HPCS 3.4)

This position is identified for an Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander person and is intended to constitute a special measure under section 8 (1) of the Racial Discrimination Act 1975 (Cth), and section 57 of the Anti-Discrimination Act 1996 (NT).


Established in 1991, Danila Dilba Health Services (DDHS) is a not-for-profit, Aboriginal community-controlled organisation that is committed to providing culturally appropriate, comprehensive primary health care services and community development within the Biluru (Aboriginal) community of the Yilli Rreung (Greater Darwin) region in the Northern Territory.

We are focused on acute care, immunisation, chronic disease management, women’s health, men’s health, child and maternal health and sexual health.

We also provide a range of community programs in areas including health promotion, mental health, social and emotional wellbeing, and alcohol, tobacco, and other drugs.


The Healing and Recovery Service is a proactive Aftercare service that is designed and delivered to support Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People following a suicide attempt or suicidal crisis.  The Healing and Recovery Service provides a safe environment, culturally appropriate care co-ordination, support and linkages with different aspects of treatment or response.


  • Provide high quality aftercare services to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander individuals who have been referred to DDHS Healing and Recovery following a suicide attempt or suicidal crisis.
  • Initiate, coordinate and support the planning, development and implementation of culturally appropriate suicide prevention, intervention and postvention activities with clients develop individually tailored care and safety plans with clients.
  • Provide 3-months follow-up check-ins as required to support people to remain linked with their appropriate support networks to facilitate ongoing care.
  • Monitor and assess client's status to implement changes to care plans to ensure appropriate supports are in place.
  • Establish a strong therapeutic alliance with clients ensuring continuity of care, including engagement with the individuals GP, or in the case where there is not a regular GP, linking them with one.
  • Work in partnership with relevant government and non-government service providers and community groups to support clients in creating a support network, reduce distress and aiming to prevent re- presentation to Emergency departments.
  • Maintain strong referral pathways, including but not limited to the following services: acute care services, primary care services, schools, police, Alcohol and Other Drugs Services mainstream and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander-led mental health services.


  • Cert IV Mental Health/Cert IV in Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Primary Health Care or equivalent training/ work experience or lived experience.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Demonstrated understanding of relevant legislation and policy frameworks.
  • Experience in the delivery of culturally safe care
  • Client focused with an ability to advocate on client’s behalf.
  • Ability to multi-task, prioritise workloads and meet deadlines.
  • Proficiency in computer software including electronic medical software and the Microsoft Office Suite.
  • Ability to work independently and in a team environment.
  • 2 or more years of relevant work experience


  • Experience working in suicide prevention.
  • Experience working in aboriginal community-controlled sector.

Jenon Batty -   Culture Care Connect Network Coordination Officer (08 8942 5400)

We ask that you supply the following documentation in your application to assist the hiring managers with their decision making.   

  • Current resume and cover letter
  • Covid-19 vaccination certificate, or evidence of exemption
  • Current drivers’ licence
  • Work right documents (Australian passport/birth certificate OR international passport with visa)
  • Relevant qualifications
  • 6 weeks annual leave
  • 5 days paid leave during end-of-year shut down (additional to annual leave)
  • Salary packaging up to $15,990 per annum

Select “Apply now” and you will be directed to the full position description.


Danila Dilba Health Service is committed to protecting the rights of children in all areas where we work. Applicants are advised we will conduct police checks and other screening procedures to ensure we maintain and promote a child safe environment.

To work with DDHS you must hold, or be willing to obtain, a current police check, a valid NT working with children's card, a current CPR certificate and full vaccination against COVID-19, or an exemption as listed on the Australian Immunisation Register (AIR).

Only those with full working rights will be considered for this position.




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