Expression of Interest
Be part of an exciting opportunity!
Menzies is looking for full-time Community Liaison Officers to join the Hearing for Learning Initiative team. The HfLI is an innovative community-based approach founded on evidence-based research to reduce the high prevalence of ear disease and hearing loss among First Nations children in the Northern Territory.
The Community Liaison Officer will liaise with the Community Reference Group and work with the research teams to assist in the delivery of three units of competency in Certificate II in Aboriginal Primary Healthcare and four modules in detection and management of ear and hearing problems, on-country for up to 120 hours in 5 to 6 weeks over a period of up to three months in each community. The Clinical Training Research Officer will also conduct surveillance of ear disease and hearing loss, obtain informed consent, collecting clinical and research data through interviews with families and service providers, and liaise with community-based stakeholders in a number of communities throughout the Northern Territory.
This position is based in Darwin.
What you will bring to the role
As an enthusiastic, qualified practitioner, you will have associate diploma level qualifications with relevant experience or a certificate level qualification with post-certificate relevant work experience. Alternatively, you will have an equivalent combination of health-related experience and/or education/training in a health related field.
The successful applicant will also a strong work ethic, time management skills as well as be proficient using software such as the Microsoft Office Suite and primary healthcare data systems (PCIS or Communicare).
The role involves regular travel to communities throughout the Northern Territory (up to 5 days per trip, 2 weeks per month) and will require highly developed interpersonal skills and the ability to interact effectively and professionally with people from diverse cultures.
Menzies School of Health Research is one of Australia’s leading medical research institutes and is dedicated to improving the health and wellbeing of Indigenous Australians, and a leader in global and tropical research into life-threatening illnesses.
By joining our team, you will be assisting Menzies to continue to translate its research into effective partnerships and programs in communities across Australia and the Asia-Pacific region with a commitment to finding enduring solutions to health problems that matter.
Benefits of working for Menzies
- 6 weeks annual leave
- Option to increase super to 14%
- Attractive salary package including superannuation and salary packaging benefits $86,982 - $92,956 pa, pro-rata (comprising a gross salary of $66,559 - $71,640).
If you have any questions regarding the role or to obtain the Position Description, please contact:
Clinical Trial Team Manager
Hearing for Learning Initiative, Child Health Division
Phone: 08 8946 8582
Closing date: Sunday, 17th October 2021
This position is designated for Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people only.
To apply for this position, please submit a copy of your current CV demonstrating and clearly articulating your skills and experience relevant to this role, a cover letter (maximum length of 2 pages) addressing your ability to fulfill the responsibilities and requirements of the position, and details of two professional referees. Please click on this link and click apply or visit the Menzies Careers website or phone 08 8946 8626.