- Job posted on: 7th Feb 2020
- Applications close:
The Centre for Family Research and Evaluation (CFRE) is a collaborative applied research centre that is dedicated to creating solutions to the complex social problems that impact health and wellbeing of children, families and communities. Our centre is located within drummond street services, an innovative community services organisation with a strong focus on social justice. This provides us with a unique opportunity to experience the strengths and challenges of service delivery, as well as an in-depth understanding of a wide range of social issues.
We also work with different levels of government and not for profit agencies across Australia to conduct social research, evaluate programs and services, communicate research findings and build the capacity of organisations to use and generate evidence. We have a highly collaborative approach working with organisations to find practical ways to use evidence in their programs and services and find out what works for their communities. By helping service delivery agencies and policy makers to use evidence, empower their communities and improve their services and programs, we believe that the outcomes for children, families and communities across Australia will improve.
If you are interested in making an impact on the lives of others and being involved in a team committed to creating social change, then this is the position for you! We are looking to employ a research assistant to contribute to our projects and the general operations of CFRE to strengthen our centre further. At CFRE we see this position as a key opportunity to continue to grow our team, so we are looking for someone who is a good fit and is genuinely interested in a career path in research, evaluation and/or consultancy.
This position will support the work we do with other agencies and organisations, as well as the work we do internally within drummond street services. This position is an opportunity for the candidate to strengthen existing skills in research methods and learn and grow in evaluation, program development and consulting. This position will report to our General Manager of CFRE, however will also report to project managers as required.
We offer mentoring and professional development, a variety of flexible working arrangements and support work-life balance. We pride ourselves on creating an inclusive workplace culture and a great place to work. We are committed to creating a workforce which reflects the incredible diversity of the communities we serve. We welcome and encourage applications from everyone including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people with a disability and those who identify as LGBTIQ.
At CFRE you will be working in a multidisciplinary team that is highly collaborative and prides itself on high quality work. Therefore, the successful candidate will be enthusiastic, flexible, a good communicator and keen to contribute to the team.
The whole CFRE team is involved in shaping who we are and what we do, so we are looking for someone keen to be involved in all aspects of the organisation including our collaborative planning. The candidate will able to bring creativity, resourcefulness, as well as take initiative in the role.
You will be expected to work across many communities, with a wide range of organisations and research experts. As such, we’re looking for someone who is a good listener, sensitive to context, adaptable and open to different perspectives, new ideas and ways of thinking.
The environment we work in can be dynamic and fast-paced at times. Therefore, key skills we’re looking for are good time management, an enjoyment of diversity of tasks, someone who is self-motivated and can work autonomously.
The projects we take on can be complex and challenging, therefore we appreciate someone who can ask for help, is committed to learning, will persist with a task, can use critical thinking and problem-solving skills.
We expect that the applicant will work in an ethical manner and support our key values at drummond street services of: leadership, diversity, inclusiveness, professionalism, quality and transparency, and value and innovation.