- Job posted on: 21st Jan 2022
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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 diagnoses, prevention and development of potential cures. Our success is founded on a philosophy of collaboration through a multidisciplinary 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.
This is an exciting opportunity to join the GenV team as an Aboriginal Engagement Officer! You’ll utilise your networking, communication and project management skills to lead and implement GenV’s Aboriginal engagement plan, which was written by GenV’s Aboriginal consultant Karen Milward, Yorta Yorta woman. GenV’s Aboriginal engagement is overseen by GenV’s Solutions Hub Co-Lead with oversight provided by GenV’s Aboriginal Advisory Group. The two objectives of this role are to build engagement with pregnant families who identify as Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander or families whose baby may identify as Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander (residing in Victoria), and, to build trust about GenV in Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander communities in Victoria. GenV aims to ensure the GenV’s cohort is representative of all Victorians including Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander families.
This position will suit someone who has experience and is comfortable building networks and liaising with a wide range of internal and external stakeholders. Your excellent project management skills will help ensure GenV can deliver on our program milestones. You may also be involved in designing and conducting qualitative research on the GenV Cohort. Occasional travel within Victoria may be required (when COVID safe to do so). The successful candidate will work directly with the Solutions Hub Co-lead and Solutions Hub team, have close working relationships with the Cohort and BioDiscovery team and GenV Scientific Directors, and other GenV teams as required. GenV will also support the successful candidate’s relationship with MCRI’s Aboriginal Health Program and other campus based Aboriginal networks. All our staff are also offered Aboriginal Cultural Awareness Training annually.
For this role, it is a genuine occupational requirement that the incumbent must identify as Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander as authorised under the Equal Opportunity Act 2010.
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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.
The Murdoch Children's Research Institute acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of the land upon which we are located. We pay our respect to their Elders past, present and emerging. We are committed to implementing cultural safety at MCRI and have developed a cultural protocol guide for our staff that provides an understanding of Victorian Aboriginal history and culture, impacts of colonisation and trauma, who Victorian Aboriginal families and communities are and examples of good practice when engaging in research and projects with Aboriginal people in Victoria. The guide also includes a supported approach by Aboriginal researchers around Indigenous Data Governance.
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