Indigenous Psychologist/Counsellorprovide clinical/professional supervision for our team of National Indigenous Postvention Advocates.  This function can be filled by one or more people on a contractual/sessional/casual basis.  The role provides critical support to our team to manage their own wellbeing, and to provide guidance and support for Advocates in relation to the work they undertake with our Clients, families and communities. 


National Indigenous Postvention Advocates:  we require dedicated team members to provide frontline services and supports to our Clients, their families and communities.  These roles are currently available until end June 2020, with possible extension.  The NIPA will act as a local response contact point for critical incident needs, and as required, leads local critical responses to suicide events, trauma or circumstances that could trigger suicide or other traumatic events by the provision of practical support to individuals, families and communities.  The primary responsibility of a NIPA is to make contact with the affected family members to support their needs, be their advocate and take responsibility to connect affected individuals and families with support services and regularly check in with those affected to ensure they continue to be supported in all phases of their grief.  Locations are:  Perth, Darwin/Katherine, Alice Springs, South Australia, Cairns, Victoria – locations are flexible. 


Executive Manager, Stakeholder & Business Development:  The Executive Manager, Stakeholder and Business Development is a new pivotal role within the Executive team, working closely with the CEO to deliver on Thirrili’s Strategic Priorities 2020-21.


Working closely with the CEO and Board, this position has responsibility for Thirrili’s growth and development of new business and revenue streams that support organisational sustainability. It also has responsibility for leading Thirrili’s stakeholder relationships and engagement, communications and public relations functions.


Interested?  For more information contact:

Indigenous Psychologist/Counsellor and Executive Manager roles:  Jacqueline McGowan-Jones, CEO, at or via phone to 0434 563 623


National Indigenous Postvention Advocate:  to obtain a copy of the Position Description, contact Angela Threlfall ( or to discuss the position contact Rachael Schmerl, Executive Manager, Service Delivery at or via phone on 0418 482 050.

November 9, 2020


Posted by: Jordyn Townsend