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Research Network Coordinator

About CMHDARN
The Community Mental Health Drug and Alcohol Research Network (CMHDARN), is a partnership, of the Mental Health Coordinating Council (MHCC) and the Network of Alcohol and other Drug Agencies (NADA) which has developed a number of cross sector initiatives over the last 10 years.


MHCC is the Peak body for organisations providing community managed Mental Health services throughout NSW. NADA is the peak body for the community based drug and alcohol sector in NSW.

About the position

Primarily based in the MHCC offices at Lilyfield we are seeking a Project Officer to continue the work of CMHDARN. The position is part time 30 hours per week and includes maintaining all aspects of the Network and oversighting new activity as needed.

Working across MHCC and NADA, while reporting to MHCC the successful applicant will have previous experience in and be responsible for:

  • Managing and coordinating research network activities such as forums, webinars etc
  • Establishing and fostering positive linkages between the community sector, area health services, universities etc. to enable cross sector collaborations to aid in building an evidence base for community based practice
  • Provide administration support for all CMHDARN activity
  • Plan, monitor, review and report on the activities of the Network as required including to funding bodies, steering committee etc

We are seeking an individual that is innovative, flexible and adaptable, has excellent oral and written communication skills, the ability to 'think on their feet' and to work to deadlines within a dynamic and changing environment. An individual who can work independently, multitask priorities, has exceptional planning and organisation skills, a high level of self-motivation and attention to detail.

If this sounds like you then apply today by sending your resume, and a statement addressing the selection criteria below.

Essential Criteria

  • Relevant tertiary qualifications or relevant professional experience
  • Experience to manage and coordinate network activities
  • Demonstrated experience in establishing and maintaining relationships with various bodies, including research, NGO/community sector, Government
  • Capacity to support MHCC and NADA members to engage with the research network and undertake research
  • Strong organisation and administration skills and the ability to manage competing priorities
  • Demonstrated high level communication skills, including the capacity to disseminate information in multiple forms and promote the research network
  • Demonstrated understanding of mechanisms which may support sustainability of the research network
  • Commitment to promoting evidence- based practice and knowledge translation
  • Demonstrated ability to plan, monitor, review and report on projects
  • Excellent oral, written and IT skills including Microsoft Office (Website experience desirable)

Job benefits and perks
Remuneration packaging includes base full time equivalent salary of $70k - $75k based on experience, plus super guarantee contribution, FBT salary packaging and entertainment benefits under our Public Benevolent Institution status.

To Apply
Enquires and written application including resume and cover letter addressing the Criteria outlined above are to be addressed to Erika Hewitt email erika@mhcc.org.au

Full Job Description is available here


Further information on the work of CMHDARN can be gained from its website


We promote diversity and practice equity. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people from different cultural backgrounds. LGTBQ people and people with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.

Applications close 5pm on Monday 13th November 2017 and must include a resume & statement addressing the selection criteria.


Applications that do not address selection criteria will not be considered.


Mental Health Trainer

About the role
MHCC is seeking to expand its pool of casual mental health trainers to deliver professional development training. We are looking for people who have current Mental Health industry and training experience, as well as knowledge and understanding of Recovery Oriented and Trauma Informed Care approaches. If this sounds like you please apply by sending your resume and a statement addressing the key selection criteria provided below.

Key Selection Criteria
Essential

  • Experience training in a mental health setting
  • Current industry work experience in the Mental Health sector
  • Demonstrated commitment to maintaining professional and industry currency
  • Current NSW drivers licence and willingness to travel within NSW and interstate as required

Desirable

  • Certificate IV in Workplace Training and Assessment (TAE40110)
  • Knowledge and experience in at least one of the below areas:
    • NDIS
    • Supported Decision Making
    • Cognitive Functioning
    • Trauma Informed Care and Practice
  • Demonstrated experience in development and review of training materials

To Apply
Enquires and application including resume and cover letter addressing the Criteria outlined above are to be addressed to Erika Hewitt email erika@mhcc.org.au

We promote diversity and practice equity. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people from different cultural backgrounds. LGTBQ people and people with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.

Full Job Description available here