Community Research Officer (Identified Position)
• Part time 30 hours per week, Fixed Term 2 years
Established in 1999, The George Institute for Global Health is a global, not-for-profit medical research organisation, affiliated with leading academic partners, with major centres in Australia, China, India and the United Kingdom. We have been ranked among the top 10 research institutes in the world for scientific impact. Our mission is to improve the health of millions of people worldwide.
Our Injury Division has a strong program of research working in partnership with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people to address the burden of injury, develop culturally appropriate programs and conduct pragmatic trials leading to the affect change in policy, program delivery and access to services.
We are seeking a Community Research Officer to work on the NEXT GENERATION – ABORIGINAL YOUTH WELLBEING Study. This will be a fantastic opportunity to work on a program assisting to provide evidence to improve outcomes for young Aboriginal people lay the foundations for enhanced physical and mental health in adulthood.
Some of the key responsibilities of the role will include but are not limited to:
• Project Coordination and responsibility for the implementation of a recruitment plan
• Assist with writing study procedures manuals and ethics applications
• Coordinate and organise meetings, focus groups and interviews
• Maintaining accurate and timely records and data entry for internal and external reporting
• Working with and establishing relationships with local organisations and sporting clubs that provide services and interact with Aboriginal adolescents, young adults and their families
Our ideal candidate will possess:
• Academic or work knowledge of public policy, community development or health science discipline, such as Aboriginal health worker, nursing or other allied health and public health.
• Aboriginal health care experience and/or Aboriginal community liaison experience with an understanding of the issues affecting Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people, and
• Demonstrated interpersonal skills, with the ability to liaise effectively with a wide range of stakeholders both internal and external
• Excellent communication skills both oral and written
• Excellent planning and organisational skills, including the ability to manage a range of tasks with conflicting priorities and to meet deadlines whilst maintaining accuracy
• Proven ability to work as a member of a team as well as on own initiative without close supervision
• Demonstrated ability to maintain confidentiality and comply with privacy requirements
We offer a flexible and inclusive work culture with excellent staff benefits including 17.5% leave loading, salary packaging arrangements and sound learning opportunities.
This is an Identified Position
In this position, the incumbent’s race is a genuine occupational qualification and authorised by Section 14(d) of the Anti-Discrimination Act 1977.
The George Institute will accept proof of Aboriginality confirming the incumbent:
• Is of Aboriginal descent
• Identifies as an Aboriginal person, and
• Is accepted by the Aboriginal community in which they live.
Working with Children in NSW
The incumbent will be subject to working with children and criminal background checks, and driving record check. It is an offence under the NSW Commission for Children and Young People Act 1998 for a person convicted of a serious sex offence to apply for, attempt to obtain, undertake or remain in child-related employment.
We will be reviewing applications as we receive them but please note that only short-listed candidates will be contacted.
The George Institute is an equal employment opportunity employer committed to equity, diversity and social inclusion. Applications are encouraged from people with a disability; women; Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders; people who identify as LGBTI; mature-aged adults and those from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.
To apply for this job go to http://thegeorgeinstitute.recruitmenthub.com.au.
Type of career: Jobs
Application close date: 31/07/2017