Research Assistant, Integrate
Work type: Fixed Term
Division/Faculty: Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences
Department/School: Centre for Youth Mental Health
Salary: $72,083 - $97,812 (Level A)
Role & Superannuation rate: Academic - Part time - 9.5% super
Orygen, The National Centre of Excellence in Youth Mental Health (Orygen) is the world’s leading research and knowledge translation organisation focusing on mental ill-health in young people.
At Orygen, our leadership and staff work to deliver cutting-edge research, policy development, innovative clinical services, and evidence-based training and education to ensure that there is continuous improvement in the treatments and care provided to young people experiencing mental ill-health.
The Company has three Members: the Colonial Foundation, The University of Melbourne and Melbourne Health.
The University of Melbourne has an agreement with Orygen for designated employees to be made available to undertake activities for Orygen, and this arrangement will apply to you. University employees working at Orygen are required at all times to continue to adhere to University policies, procedures, regulations and statutes, as well as to Orygen policies and procedures (including Orygen’s delegations of authority framework which can be found at http://staff.orygen.org.au/), but the University’s policies and procedures shall prevail in the event of any inconsistency. For the period of participating in activities at Orygen, you will be subject to the reasonable control and direction of Orygen. You consent to the University disclosing to Orygen your personal employment information solely for the purposes of facilitating your secondment to Orygen, and that such disclosure will not be a breach of any of your privacy rights.
The RA will work on the INTEGRATE study, which aims to test whether a new integrated psychological treatment approach improves mental health difficulties in young people, compared with usual treatment. Young people aged 12-25 will take part in a 16-week intervention period, with follow-up of 18 months.
This position will be responsible for recruiting young people at headspace Werribee and other headspace services, conduct and score a range of clinical assessments with participants, maintain regular contact with participants and follow them up over an 18-month period. The RA will be responsible for maintaining study databases capturing participant demographics and assessment scores, and will work closely with and be supported by the Study Coordinator/s and Investigators.
To ensure the University provides a safe environment for children, this position requires the incumbent to hold a current and valid Working with Children Check.
For information to assist you with compiling short statements to answer the selection criteria, please go to: https://about.unimelb.edu.au/careers/selection-criteria
Orygen is an equal opportunity employer. We are dedicated to attracting, developing and retaining our staff irrespective of gender identity, ethnicity, sexual orientation, disability and age. Applications are encouraged from all sectors of the community. We strongly encourage applications from the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community.
Applications close: 17 Oct 2019 11:55 PM AUS Eastern Daylight Time