First Nations Youth Project Assistant

A fantastic entry level opportunity to support researchers improve the health and wellbeing of First Nations people.   The role:Menzies School of Health Research is looking for a First Nations Youth Project Assistant to contribute to the Aboriginal and Islander Mental health initiative (AIMhi), a project committed to developing testing and training in mental health promotion strategies for First Nations people. The Youth Project Assistant will be specifically engaged with the AIMhi for Youth (AIMhi-Y) - A digital mental health meeting place for First Nations young people project. This project aims to develop, implement and evaluate the AIMhi-Y support package, which seeks to improve the mental health and wellbeing of First Nations young people accessing mental health services.Under supervision of the Project Site Lead, you will be closely mentored and supported by senior First Nations and non-Indigenous researchers and work closely with research teams and research participants in the project and administrative support of the study.Casual positions are available in Alice Springs and Adelaide. The ability to work flexible hours is essential. About you:To be successful in this role you must have a willingness to learn, be interested in working collaboratively with research teams, have motivation to build positive and professional working relationships with young people (under 25 years of age), able follow verbal and written instructions and maintain confidentiality. You will also have developing computer skills, including using Microsoft Office suite, smartphones and tablets.Please note, this position has multiple classification levels, General Staff Level (GSL) 1 - 3. To be considered for GSL 2 or GSL 3, applicants must outline in a cover letter their experience based on the relevant selection criteria below:GSL 2 - Additional criteriaWork experience relevant to the duties to be performed, or completion of Year 12 without work experience, or an equivalent combination of experience and training.Developing organisational skills, time management and attention to detail.Demonstrated computer literacy and record keeping skills including proficient use of Microsoft Office suite.Demonstrated ability to work with others collaboratively in a team environment.GSL 3 - Additional criteriaCompletion of a relevant certificate, completion of Year 12 with relevant work experience, or an equivalent combination of experience and education/training.Demonstrated capacity to work independently under general direction and as part of a multidisciplinary team, maintain good organisational and time management skills and ability to meet deadlines.Demonstrated ability to build strong productive relationships with a range of internal and external stakeholders and other service providers. About Menzies:Menzies 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. If you have any questions regarding the role, please contact:Michelle SweetSenior Research Menzies is committed to diversity and inclusion in our workplace. If you require any support or accommodations during the recruitment process, please let us know. How to apply:Please click on the 'Apply' button to submit your application.  Applicants are required to provide the following supporting documents:Cover letter outlining your interest in the role and whether you have any skills/experience relevant to GSL 2 / GSL 3 selection criteria.Updated resumeAny other relevant supporting documentation    For a copy of the position description or to find more information on how to apply for this role please visit Menzies careers website: or email: Special considerations:The position will only be open to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander applicants. The filling of this position is intended to constitute a special/equal opportunity measure under section 8(1) of the Racial Discrimination Act 1975 and section 57 of the Anti-Discrimination Act 1992 (NT)  Closing date:  Sunday, 19 March 2023Position Description 34 AUD Adelaide 5000