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Training Coordinator - Growing Minds Australia

The University of Sydney
  • Opportunity to utilise your skills in developing and delivering training programs on Growing Minds Australia, an exciting new child and youth mental health initiative
  • Located on the Camperdown Campus in the School of Psychology
  • Part-time (0.5 FTE) HEO 8 fixed term 5 years, offering a base salary of $109K - $123K p.a. pro-rata, plus leave loading and generous employer’s contribution to superannuation

About the opportunity

The University of Sydney is welcoming applications for a Training Coordinator, this role plays an integral role in the delivery of the Growing Minds Australia operations. Growing Minds Australia (GMA) is an exciting new child and youth clinical trials network funded by NHMRC Medical Research Future Fund (MRFF) and led by Professor Mark Dadds and a team of 60 investigators. The clinical trials network has been funded for 5 years to increase the collaboration, coordination and efficiency in conducting clinical trials in child and youth mental health in Australia. You will coordinate and oversee the training provided by Growing Minds Australia. The role will provide operational support to the project, coordinating the implementation and delivery of training programs in child and youth mental health across internal and external stakeholders. The role will include managing multiple stakeholders and communications, ensuring effective collaboration and teamwork within the project and across its stakeholders.

The School of Psychology was the first established Psychology department in Australia and is currently one of the largest and has a proud history of excellence that characterises all its research and educational activities. Sustained increases in research funding and strong enrolments have facilitated a rapid growth in our staffing and research profile.

To learn more about the School of Psychology click here.

About you

The University values courage and creativity; openness and engagement; inclusion and diversity; and respect and integrity. As such, we see the importance of recruiting talent aligned to these values and are looking for an Training Coordinator who has:

  • A PhD in Clinical Psychology
  • Experience managing a diverse group of key internal/external stakeholders on large or complex projects
  • Demonstrated experience in effectively developing and delivering training programs in child and youth mental health to practitioners from a wide range of discipline
  • Extensive experience in working as a clinical psychologist and delivering evidence-based interventions in child and youth mental health
  • Previous experience working on clinical trials
  • Excellent interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skills with sound negotiating and conflict resolution skills and a demonstrated level of tact and discretion in dealing with a variety of matters
  • Developed and delivered training programs in child and youth mental health
  • Delivered evidence-based child and family intervention for child mental health problems
  • An ability to work both independently and as part of a team, taking initiative and exercising sound judgement in resolving matters that may arise as part of normal daily work excellent time and workload management skills with demonstrated ability to prioritise effectively, manage multiple tasks, meet deadlines, and achieve required outcomes.


This position is designated as involving child-related work. To undertake or remain in this position, you are required to apply for and obtain a Working With Children Check clearance in accordance with the Child Protection (Working With Children) Act 2012.

Your employment is conditional upon the completion of all role required pre-employment or background checks in terms satisfactory to the University. Similarly, your ongoing employment is conditional upon the satisfactory maintenance of all relevant clearances and background check requirements. If you do not meet these conditions, the University may take any necessary step, including the termination of your employment.

Please note: Visa sponsorship is not available for this position

How to Apply

For a confidential discussion about the role, or if you require reasonable adjustment or support filling out this application, please contact Helen Efstathiou, Recruitment Consultant. Recruitment Operations, Human Resources on +61 2 8627 7137 or by email recruitment.sea@sydney.edu.au, using the subject line: Training Coordinator - Growing Minds Australia enquiry via EthicalJobs.

All applications must be submitted via the University of Sydney careers website. Click Apply Now and search by the job requisition number 0083570 to apply.

Please note: Visa sponsorship is not available for this position

The University of Sydney is committed to diversity and social inclusion. Applications from people of culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds; equity target groups including women, people with disabilities, people who identify as LGBTIQ; and people of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander descent, are encouraged.

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