First Nations Training Support Coordinator

Wesley LifeForce Suicide Prevention Program

  • part-time fixed term contract position until 30 December 2022 (possible extension)
  • based Canberra location
  • provide vital support to suicide prevention trainers.

About us

Wesley Mission is a high profile, multi-faceted Christian organisation making a real difference in the community. We work with the most disadvantaged in our community by providing over 200 services ranging from aged care, homeless services, child and family care, counselling, employment, training and education, and health services.

Our Vision is “Do all the good you can, by all the means you can, in all the ways you can, in all the places you can, at all the times you can, to all the people you can, as long as ever you can.”

About the program

Wesley LifeForce is a national suicide prevention program which delivers suicide intervention training and supports communities to develop localised suicide prevention initiatives.

About the role

We have an opportunity for an identified First Nations role to engage with First Nations People to attend and participate in suicide prevention training in the community. This role closely liaises with First Nations Accredited Instructors, to deliver this vital training in the community.

You will work collaboratively with a fantastic group of First Nations Accredited Instructors, the LifeForce Training team and be encouraged to build relationships with existing First Nations stakeholders and workers in the local area. Your success in this role will be based on your administrative and coordination skills, engagement of stakeholders and promotion of the program to key community members.

You will most likely have previous experience in program coordination or training administration roles in a small to medium business, or in a training organisation or in a not for profit enterprise. You will be self-motivated and confident in building relationships.

This is a 0.6 part time position, max 22.5 hours per week fixed term for until 30 December 2022. Extension is possible depending on funding.

Essential criteria

  • this is a First Nations identified role
  • demonstrated experience and understanding of Australian Capital Territory communities and key First Nations stakeholders, in terms of relationships, issues, sensitive communication and program delivery
  • demonstrated experience in delivering effective adult education programs
  • excellent oral and written communication skills
  • proficiency in Microsoft Office suite
  • demonstrated ability to work in a team environment and autonomously.

Desirable criteria

  • strong knowledge and connection to First Nations communities within Australian Capital Territory
  • proven administration experience
  • experience in training administration and organisational activities.


Salary and employment conditions negotiable with generous salary packaging available (if applicable).

Closing date

COB Monday 14th August 2022 – Consider submitting an early application as they will be reviewed as they are submitted and may be contacted for an interview prior to the closing date.

Apply now

Please find a copy of the Position Description below.

Please submit a copy of your CV/resume and a cover letter addressing all the essential criteria. For further information, or to apply, please contact:


Phone: Bethany – 0428 547 384


Wesley Mission is a Christian organisation requiring all staff to affirm its values. We are committed to providing an environment in which children can feel safe and valued.

The suitable applicant will be subject to the relevant pre-employment checks for appointment to positions within Wesley Mission. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are encouraged to apply.

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