NACCHO #jobalerts Aboriginal Health #Employment opportunities : @Uni_Newcastle Cultural Liaison @MenziesResearch Training Facilitator Plus more

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This weeks featured jobs on our NACCHO Job Alert

1.Research Assistant and Indigenous Cultural Liaison Newcastle University

2.Postdoctoral Research Fellow Newcastle University

3.Brief Intervention Training Facilitator ( 2 positions) Menzies Research

Plus other

4.Australian Public Service are now offering a 12-month Indigenous Apprenticeships 

5.Indigenous Literacy Foundation Current Volunteering Opportunities

6.#closethegapday 16 March event

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If you have a job vacancy in Indigenous Health 

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Faculty of Health and Medicine Centre for Brain and Mental Health

Research Assistant and Indigenous Cultural Liaison 3259

As part of the University’s commitment to increasing Indigenous employment within its workforce, this role is a targeted Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander position. 

The University holds an exemption under Section 126 of the Anti-Discrimination Act 1977 (NSW) in relation to its targeted recruiting programs. Please note that both Indigenous and non-Indigenous candidates can apply, however priority will be given to Indigenous candidates who can demonstrate their Indigenous heritage and successfully meet the selection criteria. 

About UON

Built on the principles of equity, excellence and engagement, the University of Newcastle (UON) has a reputation as a world-class institution making an impact within our regions, throughout Australia and across the globe. This is an exciting time to be part of the University of Newcastle as we embark on our NeW Futures Strategic Plan 2016-2025. We are building on strong foundations to realise our 2025 vision to stand as a global leader, distinguished by a commitment to equity and excellence, creating a better future for our regions through innovation and impact. Being part of a university on the move gives our people the opportunity to really make a mark in their chosen field.

About the opportunity

As the Research Assistant and Indigenous Cultural Liaison you will provide high level support on the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) Global Alliance Chronic Disease funded research trial: Indigenous Counselling and Nicotine (ICAN) QUIT in Pregnancy.

The project addresses an issue of utmost importance to public health – tobacco smoking in pregnant Indigenous women. By addressing smoking among Indigenous women during pregnancy, a single intervention could help prevent disease in two people – mother and child – and make significant inroads into tackling the health disparity between Indigenous and non-Indigenous populations. ICAN Quit in Pregnancy is designed to increase smoking cessation rates among expectant Indigenous mothers, by providing training and feedback for healthcare providers at Aboriginal Medical Services in the delivery of culturally competent evidence-based smoking cessation care.

Key responsibilities include:

  • managing the Indigenous cultural liaison for the cluster randomised controlled trial;
  • conducting Aboriginal Community consultations with Aboriginal Medical Services and their community members and relevant boards, liaising with peak Aboriginal Health Bodies, and relevant organisations;
  • assisting with the recruitment of study sites;
  • making site visits to Aboriginal Medical Services and other services; and
  • assisting with data analysis, project reports, publications, budgetary responsibility, and the development of resources to support study implementation.

This position is offered on a full-time (part-time may be considered), three year fixed term basis.

Skills and experience

To be successful in this position you will have:

  • a degree in Psychology or Health or similar, with subsequent relevant experience; or an equivalent combination of relevant experience and/or education/training;
  • female gender as the position concerns predominantly sensitive Indigenous ‘women’s business’;
  • experience and track record in research/work on research projects;
  • demonstrated ability to build external partnerships to achieve common goals and positive outcomes for the University.
  • demonstrated high-level oral and written communication skills, including the ability to facilitate presentations and/or training sessions.

Aboriginal or Torres Strait islander applicants are strongly encouraged to apply.

Please note: In accordance with the University’s Staff Selection Guidelines, your application will be assessed on the selection criteria found at the link below. It is essential that you address each of the criteria to enable the selection committee to properly assess your application and suitability for interview.

HEW Level 6 – $74,175 to $81,847 per annum, plus Superannuation Guarantee contributions.

Applications close: Friday, 31 March 2017.

APPLY HERE

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Faculty of Health and Medicine Centre for Brain and Mental Health

Postdoctoral Research Fellow 3260

About UON

Built on the principles of equity, excellence and engagement, the University of Newcastle (UON) has a reputation as a world-class institution making an impact within our regions, throughout Australia and across the globe. This is an exciting time to be part of the University of Newcastle as we embark on our NeW Futures Strategic Plan 2016-2025. We are building on strong foundations to realise our 2025 vision to stand as a global leader, distinguished by a commitment to equity and excellence, creating a better future for our regions through innovation and impact. Being part of a university on the move gives our people the opportunity to really make a mark in their chosen field.

About the opportunity

As the Postdoctoral Research Fellow you will provide high level research support on the NHMRC Global Alliance Chronic Disease funded trial: Indigenous Counselling and Nicotine (ICAN) QUIT in Pregnancy.

The project addresses an issue of utmost importance to public health – tobacco smoking in pregnant Indigenous women. By addressing smoking among Indigenous women during pregnancy, a single intervention could help prevent disease in two people – mother and child – and make significant inroads into tackling the health disparity between Indigenous and non-Indigenous populations. ICAN Quit in Pregnancy is designed to increase smoking cessation rates among expectant Indigenous mothers, by providing training and feedback for healthcare providers at Aboriginal Medical Services in the delivery of culturally competent evidence-based smoking cessation care.

Key responsibilities include:

  1. Oversee the day-to-day management of the ICAN Quit in Pregnancy trial, under the supervision of the trials chief investigators.
  2. Prepare research publications, within the context of a large investigator and partner team.
  3. Assist with the general research activities of the wider team, which may include involvement in other research projects, publications, grant applications, and supervision of students.

We aim to provide an environment that will assist the Postdoctoral Research Fellow’s independent career development and in building their track record for future external fellowship and grant opportunities.

This position is offered as either an Academic Level A or Level B, on a full-time (part-time may be considered), three year fixed-term contract basis.

Skills and experience

To be successful in this role, you will have a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) or equivalent in a related field of science, eg, behavioural science, public health, epidemiology, community health, nursing, social science, psychology, medicine (PhD candidates who have submitted their PhD and awaiting conferral may be considered) and demonstrated experience in management of Randomised Controlled Trials.

For the full selection criteria for a Level A and B, please refer to the position description, which can be accessed below.

Academic Level A or B: $64,804 to $109,933 per annum plus 9.5% superannuation.

Please note: In accordance with the University’s Staff Selection Guidelines, your application will be assessed on the selection criteria found at the link below. It is essential that you address each of the criteria to enable the selection committee to properly assess your application and suitability for interview.

Applications close: Friday 31 March 2017.

APPLY HERE

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Brief Intervention Training Facilitator ( 2 positions)

$94,372 – $110,660 pro-rata salary package (comprising gross salary $72,998 – $87,067 pro-rata, superannuation & salary packaging benefits)

12 month or part time (0.8 FTE) contract based in Brisbane

Menzies School of Health Research (Menzies) has been contracted by Queensland Health to develop, promote, implement and evaluate an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Brief Intervention Training Program.

The Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Brief Intervention Training Program aims to build the capacity of Queensland’s frontline health and community workers to deliver tobacco, nutrition and physical activity brief interventions to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander clients.

The successful candidate will have:

  • Qualifications and/or extensive experience in a relevant health related discipline.
  • An understanding of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culture and protocols.
  • Demonstrated understanding of brief interventions and applications in a health setting, particularly in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health care settings.
  • Demonstrated interpersonal, written and oral communication skills particularly in engagement and relationship building with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities, AMS’s, NGO’s, health providers and other organisations.
  • Hold a Certificate IV in Training & Assessment (TAE40110) or higher with a proven ability to deliver training in an adult setting.
  • Highly developed organisational and time management skills, and attention to detail.
  • Demonstrated capacity to work independently without direct supervision and maintain good organisational and time management skills.
  • Willingness and ability to undertake extensive travel as well as the flexibility and ability to work outside normal hours when required.
  • Current Queensland Drivers Licence.

Contact: Dr Majella Murphy on 07 3169 4232 or majella.murphy@menzies.edu.au or Dr Frances Cunningham on 07 3169 4219 or  frances.cunningham@menzies.edu.au

Closing Date: 8th March 2017

This position is identified for an Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander person.

For information on how to apply for this position and to obtain the Position Description and Selection Criteria please visit www.menzies.edu.au/careers or phone 08 8946 8624. 

Please email applications, including a document addressing the selection criteria to: humanresources@menzies.edu.au

4.Australian Public Service 12-month Indigenous Apprenticeships 

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A number of departments in the Australian Public Service are now offering a 12-month Indigenous Apprenticeships Programme.

To find out more about the programme in the Australian Public Service, visit humanservices.gov.au/indigenousapprenticeships

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Current Volunteering Opportunities Marketing Assistant

We are seeking a reliable Marketing Assistant volunteer to work 1-2 days per week for a minimum of 3 months in our Sydney office, starting immediately.

This position requires an organised person with excellent communication, proficient in Mac computers, and holds the ability to work independently, to deadlines.

The role includes supporting the Marketing Coordinator in managing the organisation’s community fundraisers, social media, copywriting, telemarketing, website, graphic design (optional) and other administrative tasks such as filing, mail merge, packing kits and stocktake.

Click here for more information and to apply.


Reception / Administration Assistant 

We are seeking 2 reliable Reception/Administration Assistant volunteers to work 2 days per week until the end of January 2017 in our Sydney office, then one person to be available for 1-2 days thereafter.

These positions require an organised person with excellent communication skills (specifically he/she must be able to direct/handle requests from a number of stakeholders) – and IT skills (Mac and Salesforce CRM).

The job includes doing some basic correspondence, banking cheques, filing and collecting and sending out post for the organisation.

Click here for more information and to apply.

Watch this space for future volunteer opportunities. Please note, we do not offer volunteering placements in remote communities.  

#closethegapday 16 March

healthy-futures

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples die 10-17 years younger than other Australians and it’s even worse in some parts of Australia. Register now and hold an activity of your choice in support of health equality across Australia.

Resources

Resource packs will be sent out from 1 February 2017.

We will also have a range of free downloadable resources available on our website

www.oxfam.org.au/closethegapday.

It is still important to register as this contributes to the overall success of the event.

More information and Register your event

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