Lifeline Tasmania is now recruiting full time, part time and/or casual trainers and counsellors to join the Training and Support Team.  We’re looking for highly-motivated, flexible and passionate people to deliver a range of accredited and non-accredited training courses and/or brief intervention counselling support. Does this sound like you?

We are keen to hear from experienced trainers, counsellors, or those who are able to fulfil a dual trainer/counsellor role.

Team Overview

Lifeline Tasmania’s Training and Support Team delivers suicide prevention; mental health and resilience; and domestic and family violence response training services in a range of settings throughout Tasmania. Programs and courses include:

  • OzHelp Tasmania - workplace based training and support services, built on a vision to enhance the resilience of apprentices and workers in the construction and building and other industries, while at the same time strengthening the leadership and support roles of industry leaders. 
  • Minding Your Business- free mental health training and support for Small Businesses in Tasmania. This initiative is part of the State Government’s response to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • DV-alert ­- Domestic and Family Violence Response Training (DV-alert) courses, designed to build capacity in frontline workers for whom family violence is not a core function of their role.
  • Public Courses - ASIST; SafeTALK; Mental Health First Aid; Trauma Informed Practice; Accidental Counsellor and Crisis Communication Skills.


About You

It is estimated that one in five Australians experience a mental illness in any year. Funding and support by government to tackle suicide and mental ill health has increased and the skills and expertise of Lifeline Tasmania are needed now more than ever. Our work is dynamic and demanding. We need to expand the team of energetic and agile people who are not scared of change.

You will bring to the role:

  • A genuine interest and passion for improving the mental health of Tasmanians and working in suicide prevention.
  • Demonstrated outstanding oral and written communication skills.
  • Demonstrated experience and an excellent track record in building relationships based on trust.
  • Demonstrated organisational skills and the ability to meet deadlines and manage competing tasks.
  • Demonstrated strong problem-solving skills.
  • A commitment to the values of Lifeline Tasmania and to working with high ethical and professional standards.


What You Need

If you’re a counsellor you will need:

  • A minimum Diploma level counselling qualification and two years’ experience as a counsellor.
  • Demonstrated understanding of counselling professional standards and ethics.
  • A current, full driver’s licence, current Working with Vulnerable People card and a willingness to undergo a National Police Check.


If you’re a trainer you will need:

  • A minimum of two years’ experience in training, teaching or facilitation type roles
  • A current, full driver’s licence, current Working with Vulnerable People card and a willingness to undergo a National Police Check.

Trainer desirable qualifications:

  • A current Certificate IV in Training and Assessment
  • Accreditation to deliver Mental Health First Aid
  • Accreditation to delivery ASIST and SafeTALK.

If you are applying for the dual role you will need to satisfy the requirements of both the counsellor and trainer.


What you will get in return

We value all our employees and believe your passion and commitment will make a difference to the life of Tasmanians. Some of the benefits our employees have access to include:

  • Salary packaging- as a recognised charity, you can salary package a significant portion of your earnings.
  • Work-life balance- Lifeline Tasmania offers a range of flexible work arrangements.
  • Developing your career- we provide our staff professional development opportunities to make sure that your career keeps growing while you’re working with us.
  • Keeping mentally well– we have an ongoing commitment to the health and wellbeing of our staff.
  • Role specific training and support – we provide our staff with professional supervision; training and development.


To express your interest now

To express your interest please complete our online form no later than 5pm Monday 7 December, 2020.