- Job posted on: 20th Oct 2021
- Applications close:
At MCRI we share a powerful vision; to re-imagine the future of child health. We are the home to many life-changing scientific discoveries. We believe that no question is too impossible to try and answer. We are renowned for our cutting edge focus on early interventions, improved diagnosis, prevention and development of potential cures. Our success is founded on a philosophy of collaboration through a multi-disciplinary approach to solving the toughest questions in child health. MCRI is a proud member of the Australian Network on Disability. We are committed to creating a positive working environment which values all backgrounds and experiences. We strive to foster an inclusive culture that is underpinned by equal opportunity for all and a culture based on respect, consideration and dignity.
The Melbourne Children’s Campus (Campus) and its partners (The RCH, MCRI and the Department of Paediatrics, University of Melbourne) are committed to the Mental Health Strategy 2021 – 2025 (Mental Health Strategy). The overall objective of the Mental Health Strategy is for the Campus to deliver uniform and evidence-based, comprehensive infant, child and adolescent mental health care and prevention supported by education and research to ensure the best outcomes for children and their families. Child and family centred care will be at the heart of this. The clinically driven research will inform our workforce education and training programs which in turn will inform evidence based, consistent care as well as proactive internal and external policy and funding advocacy.
The Mental Health Advocacy Research Assistant will be to assist the work of the Campus Mental Health Advocacy Lead role within the Mental Health Strategy to drive and develop a mental health advocacy agenda that is refined each year based on the internal and external environments. The role is responsible for developing policy briefs and other materials (e.g. social media content) targeting families, healthcare providers, and policymakers, essential in the Mental Health Strategy’s advocacy and engagement work. The position requires someone with experience in evidence syntheses, secondary data analysis and excellent verbal and written communication skills.
For a full list of responsibilities and the key selection criteria download the position description.
Please submit your resume and cover letter in one document. We encourage you to apply, even if you don’t 100% match the exact criteria for this position. Applications will only be considered when submitted via the MCRI website.
For specific questions not answered in the PD please contact Belinda Horton email@example.com using the subject line: Research Assistant - Mental Health Advocacy enquiry via EthicalJobs.
Click apply to proceed with your application. Position Reference: 30976
On occasions where we receive a large number of applications, we may close the advert ahead of the publicised closing date. We would therefore advise that you submit your completed application as soon as possible.
All applicants please be aware that in line with the Victorian Chief Health Officer’s Directions, all MCRI and VCGS workers must have received at least their first dose of a COVID-19 vaccination by no later than 29 October 2021 and be fully vaccinated by no later than 26 November 2021, unless a medical exception applies.
Applicants will be required to provide their Australian Government COVID-19 Digital Immunisation Certificate/s as part of our pre-employment requirements.
We encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, all members of the LGBTQI community and people with disability.
Should you require any specific support or adjustments please talk to us and we will be happy to accommodate.