Community Liaison Officer

Part-time (0.6 FTE) fixed-term contract until 30 June 2023Based in Cairns Be part of an exciting opportunity!Menzies is looking for a Community Liaison Officer (CLO) to join the Youth Type 2 Diabetes Project, based in Cairns. The Community Liaison Officer will be involved in the co-design of enhancing models of care in the Far North region of Queensland for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander youth with type 2 diabetes.The Community Liaison Officer will enjoy establishing and maintaining meaningful relationships with young people with type 2 diabetes, their families and health care teams. They will support the recruitment of study participants in urban and remote locations and work closely with project health service partners in delivery of engagement activities with young people.The role will also involve:Supporting community consultation and engagement, facilitating youth advisory groups, organisation of youth camps, facilitating community workshops and resource development.Working closely with the Project Coordinator, Project Manager, and wider Youth Type 2 Diabetes project team across Northern Australia.Participating in and contributing 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.Providing 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.Training on study procedures will be provided. What you will bring to the roleAs an enthusiastic and motivated individual, you will possess:Relevant knowledge, training and work experience in health promotion, research, public health, or youth and/or community engagement, or completion of Year 12 or an equivalent combination of relevant experience and training.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.The ability to work flexible hours and monthly travel up to a week at a time (maximum of one weekend day per two months). This may include travel by light aircraft or 4WD to remote communities as part of a team. For appointment at a higher level 4, you will have:Completion of a relevant Diploma level qualification combined with relevant work-related experience, or a minimum Cert 111 level qualification with several years of relevant work experience.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. Why MenziesMenzies is one of Australia’s leading medical research institutes dedicated to improving the health and wellbeing of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, and a leader in global and tropical research into life-threatening illnesses. If making a positive health impact in Australia and across our region excites and motivates you, join us as we continue to translate our research into effective programs and partnerships in communities across Australia and the Asia-Pacific region, and find enduring solutions to health problems that matter. Benefits of working for MenziesExciting career opportunity with one of Australia’s leading health research institutesLead change and help make a positive impact6 weeks annual leave, significant salary packaging benefits and other market leading conditionsOption to increase super to 14%Attractive salary package including superannuation and salary packaging benefits $72,405 - $92,956 pa (comprising a gross salary of $56,397 - $71,640) Contact:Applicants are required to address the Selection Criteria in the Position Description. To obtain the Position Description, please visit Menzies careers website: http://careers.menzies.edu.au/If you have any questions regarding the role or to obtain the Position Description, please contact: Anthony GuntherProject ManagerWellbeing and Preventable Chronic Diseases DivisionEmail anthony.gunther@menzies.edu.auPhone: 08 8946 8673 Closing date:  Sunday, 25 September 2022 This Position is designated for Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander peoples only.The position will only be open to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander applicants. The filling of this position/these positions is intended to constitute a special/ equal opportunity measure under Racial Discrimination Act 1975 (Cwlth) and section 57 of the Anti-Discrimination Act 1992 (NT).Applicants are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. The successful candidate will be required to provide suitable evidence of vaccinations to Menzies Human Resources.For more information on how to apply for this position please visit https://www.menzies.edu.au/page/Careers/Information_for_applicants/  or phone 08 8946 8673.  To view a Position Description please click the below link -Position Description 72405 AUD Cairns 4870