Community Liaison Officer

Contract to 31 December 2022, part time (3 days per week) Based in Broome About MenziesAs one of Australia’s leading medical research institutes dedicated to improving the health and wellbeing of Indigenous Australians, and a leader in global and tropical research into life-threatening illnesses, Menzies School of Health Research continues to translate its research into effective partnerships and programs in communities across Australia and the Asia-Pacific region. About the positionAs part of the Type 2 Diabetes project within the Wellbeing and Preventable Chronic Diseases Division at Menzies, this position will be involved in the co-design of enhancing models of care in the Kimberley Region of Western Australia for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander youth with type 2 diabetes.This role will support community consultation and engagement, facilitating youth advisory groups, organisation of youth camps, facilitating community workshops and resource development. This role will work closely with the Project Officer, Project Manager, and wider Youth Type 2 Diabetes project team across Northern Australia. Training on study procedures will be provided.The person in this position will be willing to travel up to a week at a time once a month. This may include a maximum of one weekend day per two-month period. Primary ResponsibilitiesUnder the supervision of the Chief Investigator, Project Manager and Project Officer, the Community Liaison Officer will: Assist in establishing and maintaining an Indigenous Youth Reference group for the Kimberley region.Maintain meaningful relationships with young people with type 2 diabetes and their families and health care teams.Work closely with project health service partners in delivery of engagement activities with young people.Support the recruitment of study participants in urban and remote locations.Participate in project team and divisional meetings.Communicate and coordinate effectively with study participants, research team, and other stakeholders (such as community councils and health centres).In line with relevant standards and guidelines, and following relevant training, assist with undertaking study procedures. This includes supporting data collection, obtaining informed consent, data entry and storage, as well as ethics reporting. Additional responsibilities for appointment at GSL 3:Provide administrative support in managing enquiries, including arranging meetings with study participants and facilitating actions required to progress project activities.Assist with organising and delivering workshops and group activities.Adherence to Menzies and project specific procedures including file management, data security and project documentation.Provide assistance with data collection, data entry and adhere to ethical requirements. Additional responsibilities for appointment at Level 4:Participate in and contribute to the collection of quantitative and qualitative research data and ensure that all data are high quality and are collected and secured appropriately in accordance with ethical, cultural, and confidentiality requirements.Provide high quality research and evaluation support with all aspects of related research projects, including stakeholder engagement, project planning, ethics management, recruitment, fieldwork, data analysis and reporting processes The successful applicant will have: Relevant knowledge, training and work experience in health promotion, research, public health, or youth and/or community engagement or the completion of Year 12 or an equivalent combination of relevant experience and training.Ability to work with young people (under 25 years of age) either in a one-on-one setting or group capacity.Strong record keeping skills, attention to detail, problem-solving skills, resourcefulness, punctuality and positive attitude.Ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing, to a range of audiences, particularly Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.Time management skills and the ability to meet deadlines.Experience with basic computer software applications including Microsoft Office Suite and internet browsers.Ability to work under routine supervision as part of a multidisciplinary team, developing organisational and time management skills, and contribute to timely achievement of project activity and other deadlines whilst maintaining confidentiality. Additional selection criteria for appointment at a GSL 3:Completion of Year 12 with relevant work experience or equivalent relevant experience or combination of relevant experience and education.Sound computer literacy including expertise in Microsoft Office suite of applications and a demonstrated ability to quickly acquire skills in new software packages.Demonstrated ability assisting with the organisation and delivery of workshops and group activities.Demonstrated experience providing experience with data collection, data entry whilst adhering to ethical requirements.Flexibility, adaptability and willingness to learn new skills where required Additional selection criteria for appointment at a GSL 4:Completion of an associate diploma level or a certificate level qualification with post-certificate relevant work experience.Demonstrated capacity to work independently without direct supervision under broad direction and as part of a multidisciplinary team, maintain good organisational and time management skills and ability to meet deadlines, to undertake a range of tasks.Proven ability to build strong productive relationships with a range of stakeholders and research partners including government agencies, research institutions, non-government organisations, health services, and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities.Demonstrated ability to collect quantitative and qualitative research data of a high quality ensuring adherence to ethical, cultural and confidentiality requirements.Demonstrated ability providing high quality research and evaluation support in areas such as stakeholder engagement, project planning, ethics management, recruitment, fieldwork, data analysis and reporting processes. This Position is designated for Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people only.The position/s will only be open to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander applicants. The filling of this position/these positions is intended to constitute a special measure under s section 8(1) of the Racial Discrimination Act 1975 (Cwlth) and section 57 of the Anti-Discrimination Act 1992 (NT)/ section 50(d) of the Equal Opportunity Act 1984 (WA). Contact: Susan Piggott via email susan.piggott@menzies.edu.au or mobile 0472 651 930What we offer:6 weeks annual leaveOption to increase super to 14%Attractive salary package and benefits $72,405 - $92,956 pa, salary package (comprising gross salary $56,397 - $71,640 pa, superannuation and salary packaging benefits. Closing date:  Sunday 6 February 2022 Applicants are required to submit a CV and cover letter addressing their skills, experience and suitability to the role. For information on how to apply for this position and to obtain the Position Description and Selection Criteria please visit http://careers.menzies.edu.au/ or phone 08 8946 8472.  Applicants must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Selected applicant will be required to provide suitable evidence to Human Resources Position Description 56397 AUD Broome 6725