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Consultant/Trainer (ASCEND)
Port Adelaide (Part-time)

Take ownership of the direction of your program in this varied role that combines training, health promotion and clinical aspects. 



The Role

The Consultant/Trainer will work in the ASCEND Suicide Intervention Service which provides support to young people, up to 25 years of age, who might be at risk of suicide or self-harm. This is done through the provision of primary (face to face) and secondary (telephone) consultation with young people and/or their parents/carers as to the level of risk of suicide and self-harm. A key component of the program is to provide training to government and non-government agencies to assist professionals to recognise, interpret and respond to suicidal and harming behaviours.


This is a fixed term opportunity until 30 June 2023 (a subsequent fixed-term period may be offered subject to funding).


See attached Position Description for full details. 


What you need to bring


  • Degree qualification in Social Work, or Psychology, or Nursing or Occupational Therapy
  • Proven experience working with vulnerable youth and their networks
  • Proven experience working with people experiencing distress
  • Valid Department of Human Services (DHS) Working with Children Check. (previously known as ‘Child-Related Employment Screening Clearance’)
  • Valid Driver’s Licence
  • Ability to comply with COVID-19 vaccination requirements


  • Qualifications in workplace training and assessment
  • Understanding of adult learning principles

What's in it for you

  • SCHCADS Award 2010 Level 5 $44.92 per hour + super
  • Generous salary packaging to help increase your take home pay
  • Meal and entertainment card option available
  • Supportive, close-knit team and reputable organisation 
  • Ongoing training and development opportunities
  • Access to our Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • 6 weeks parental leave for primary carer and 2 weeks for secondary carer 
  • Study leave for ongoing employees 
  • Health insurance discounts with Bupa

Who we are

Each year, we support more than 30,000 people through community services in metropolitan and regional South Australia, operating within a strong ethical framework. We are client focused and provide support regardless of race, economic circumstance, sexual orientation, gender identity, religious belief or ethnic background. Centacare is a Child Safe, Quality Accredited Organisation and is a registered NDIS provider. We value the uniqueness of individuals, we consult, collaborate and operate with integrity and professionalism. Centacare is committed to cultivating a harmonious workplace free from harassment and discrimination. Equal opportunity principles align with our mission, vision and values. We believe that treating our workers fairly has a positive impact on our clients and maintains our reputation as a great place to work.


To learn more about us, click on the video Centacare Catholic Family Services - Our Story


How to Apply

Please submit your resume and cover letter (as one document) outlining how you meet the requirements of this role as outlined in the position description. To access the position description or submit your application click on the Apply button.


For a confidential discussion about this opportunity please contact Nicole Wilson, Manager, on 08 8215 6740.




Applicants from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply.


With respect, no agencies please. 

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