Project Officer, Indigenous Engagement and Suicide Prevention Programs

Location
Sippy Downs, Australia
Posted
06 Apr 2018
End of advertisement period
22 Apr 2018
Ref
18034
Contract Type
Temporary
Hours
Full Time

Role Statement

Salary Level: Classification Level 7 (Salary range A$84,974 to A$92,890 gross per annum plus up to 9.5% employer superannuation contributions)

Appointment: Full-time, fixed-term for 1 year

USC Vision

USC will be a university of international standing, a driver of capacity building in the Sunshine Coast and broader region, and an unsurpassed community asset.

University Strategic Goals

The University will be:

  1. A comprehensive university of 20,000 students by 2020;
  2. Positioned in the global tertiary education community as a top-100 university under 50 years of age; and
  3. A primary engine of capacity building in the broader Sunshine Coast region, from Brisbane to the Fraser Coast.

Overview of Sunshine Coast Mind and Neuroscience – Thompson Institute (SCMN-TI)

The Sunshine Coast Mind and Neuroscience – Thompson Institute is developing into a world-class facility for mental health and neurological research, teaching and associated clinical services. The institute will enable USC to make a major contribution to the understanding, diagnosis and treatment of disorders of the brain and mind and be at the forefront of vital research in the areas of ageing and dementia and mental health issues relating to youth and adults alike.

Overview of the Role

Under the broad direction of the Operations Manager, SCMN-TI, the Project Officer, Indigenous Engagement and Suicide Prevention Programs will coordinate an evidenced based suicide prevention program to augment the education of health service practitioners treating Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people suffering from chronic depression, and support clinical trials investigating the most promising pharmacological interventions for treating suicidal ideation.

The Project Officer, Indigenous Engagement and Suicide Prevention Programs will develop and implement a strategy to facilitate the contribution and effective participation of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in the suicide prevention programs. Critical to the success of the program will be the establishment of relationships with the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community and key stakeholders in mental health including the lived experience workforce, government and non-government agencies, with the aim of supporting a system based approach to programs of suicide prevention, the treatment of depression, and improved mental wellbeing of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. The incumbent will also implement, promote, and critically evaluate digital simulation tools, such as the suicide prevention app.

The successful candidate will hold a relevant degree and extensive relevant experience in project management, or an equivalent combination of education and experience, along with exemplary organisation, time management and communication skills. The incumbent will have extensive experience working with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and their communities, and an understanding of current issues affecting Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in relation to mental health and wellbeing. The ability to establish and maintain excellent relationships with participants will be essential.

To perform this role, it is essential that the person who holds the position be an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander person. This is a genuine occupational requirement under section 25 of the Anti-Discrimination Act (Qld) 1991.

Contact for Further Information

Joanne Paringatai

Operations Manager

Sunshine Coast Mind & Neuroscience - Thompson Institute 

07 5456 5430

jparinga@usc.edu.au

Closing Date

Midnight, Sunday 22 April 2018

To Apply

All applicants MUST provide both a statement of claims and resume/curriculum vitae. 

Information regarding how to prepare your application and write an effective statement of claims is available on our website information for applicants

As part of your role, you may be required to travel to any one of USC's locations.

To apply please click the Apply button at top of screen.

USC values diversity, enables access and promotes inclusion.

USC strongly encourages applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

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