Trainer and Developer | various locations

Wesley LifeForce

  • full-time position (negotiable)
  • based in Brisbane, Adelaide, Perth or Melbourne
  • frequent intrastate and interstate travel
  • work with communities across Australia and have a direct impact on saving lives.

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 provides suicide prevention services that educate and empower local communities, supporting people most at risk. Established in 1995, Wesley LifeForce began as a response to the growing number of suicides in Australia. Wesley LifeForce delivers suicide prevention training to educate and equip Australians with the tools to recognise and help someone who is at risk. Since 2002, we have provided suicide prevention skills training to more than 40,000 people in metropolitan, regional, rural and remote Australia.

About the role

This is a role that offers many rewards for committed individuals. This vital role develops and delivers Wesley LifeForce suicide prevention and mental health training programs across Australia. This role has dual parts; to facilitate and deliver suicide prevention and mental health training to community members and targeted professionals around Australia and to take a lead role in the development of Wesley LifeForce suicide prevention and mental health training programs and support continuous improvement. This role is also responsible for engaging and networking with communities and organisations to promote participation in Wesley LifeForce training.  You will need solid experience as a Trainer or Facilitator, and may have a nursing, teaching, or counselling background. Other aspects of the role include program review, development and continuous improvement.

Mental health training experience will be highly regarded, however comprehensive training in Wesley Mission’s programs will be provided.

This role reports to the Training Manager in Adelaide and works with team members based in NSW, ACT, VIC, SA and WA.

This position requires frequent intrastate and interstate travel.

Essential criteria

  • experience working in mental health or counselling or suicide prevention
  • demonstrated experience in delivering effective adult education programs
  • ability to develop quality education and training programs for a variety of audiences
  • excellent organisational skills and the capacity to work with minimal supervision
  • ability to work in a team environment and autonomously
  • ability to travel extensively in your state and nationally
  • current Australian Driver’s Licence.

Desirable criteria

  • current Certificate IV in Training and Assessment
  • passionate attitude to adult training and education
  • accreditation as an ASIST or Mental Health First Aid trainer
  • cultural awareness and sensitivity.

Benefits of working at Wesley Mission

  • Employee Access Program
  • career growth and training opportunities in a valuable sector
  • attractive tax saving salary packaging sacrifice up to $15,000 of your yearly income.

Closing date

Thursday 9th February 2023, by 9am.

Apply now

For further information please contact Bethany Farley on 0428 547 384.

To apply, please submit a copy of your CV/resume and a cover letter addressing all the selection criteria to:

Anu Namchoom


Early applications appreciated. Interviews will be held via Zoom or in person in February.

Wesley Mission is a Christian organisation requiring all staff to affirm its values and Worker code of conduct. 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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