Part Time Community Research Officer (Identified Position)
• 0.8FTE, 2 Year Fixed Term
The George’ is 600+ people globally focused on improving the health of millions of people. A medical research institute affiliated with leading universities and with projects in approximately 50 countries, we are challenging the status quo in healthcare to find the best ways to prevent and treat chronic disease and injury, and to influence policy and practice worldwide.
We are seeking an enthusiastic 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.
Key responsibilities of the role will include:
• Establish relationships with local organisations and sporting clubs that provide services and interact with Aboriginal adolescents, young adults and their families
• Identify appropriate sites for recruitment of participants into the study
• Review focus group and interview protocols and provide guidance around community and culturally related sensitivities
• Recruit Participants into the study and assist participants with completion of study questionnaires
Manage and perform administration duties:
• Convene meetings
• Communication with study partners
• Work collaboratively to implement the NSW component of the study with the following:
o The George Institute for Global Health
o Next Generation Investigators
o Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation (ACCHO) staff members and other organisation or institutes associated with the study
Desired Skills and Experience
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
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
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.
The incumbent will be subject to working with children and criminal background checks, and driving record check
We offer a flexible and inclusive work culture with excellent staff benefits including 17.5% leave loading, salary packaging arrangements and sound learning opportunities.
Please find further information, position description and application form on our careers page via the link: http://thegeorgeinstitute.recruitmenthub.com.au/Vacancies/3702440/title…-
Type of career: Jobs
Application close date: 31/08/2017