The Research School of Psychology at the Australian National University is seeking a Project Officer to oversee the day to day functioning and implementation of an ACT Government funded project. The project will deliver a positive body image education and skills group program for adults in the ACT with a chronic illness. The project is delivered in partnership between the ANU Research School of Psychology and ANU Psychology Clinic.
The Project Officer is also responsible for providing general support related to allocated research and evaluation activities relevant to the project. ANU has an international reputation for research and education relevant to the health and well-being of the population of Australia, as well as that of the developing world. This is achieved through discovery research, applied research in health service settings, research-led teaching in health and medical sciences, and the translation of research findings into practice and policy. The ANU College of Health and Medicine comprises the Research School of Psychology, the ANU Medical School, the John Curtin School of Medical Research and the Research School of Population Health. These schools work together to deliver world-class research and education across the spectrum of medicine and health-related fields, working in partnership with the health sector at local, national and international levels. Under general direction, the Project Officer will: 1. Provide support to the clinical and research team, including but not limited to: • Overseeing and delivering the day-to-day functions and implementation of the positive body image program for adults with chronic illness in the ACT, including recruitment of target participants, psychological screening, assessment, and treatment. • Assisting in the design of content and materials for a psychological education and skills-based positive body image group program for adults with chronic illness in the ACT, as well as public and health professional education seminars. • Assisting in supporting provisional psychologists contributing to the delivery of psychological screening, assessment and/or intervention as related to the project. • Liaising with stakeholders, participants and health care providers as needed. • Assist with the completion of applications for approval from relevant Human Research Ethics Committees. • Administering psychological questionnaires and data management for program evaluation. • Assisting in the design and conduct of qualitative and quantitative research studies evaluating the program and its outcomes. This may involve, at times, fieldwork and related activities. • Assisting in the preparation of research profiles, papers and literature reviews, including any archival work, as relevant to the study. • Assisting with grant reporting as related to project implementation. • Performing library, internet and literature searches and preparing bibliographies
SELECTION CRITERIA 1. Registration as a Psychologist with the Psychology Board of Australia under the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency and a commitment to evidence-based practice and the highest ethical standards in professional psychological practice. 2. Honours Degree in Psychology with demonstrated relevant experience in a research or research support role in psychology. Undertaking or having completed a postgraduate degree in clinical psychology will be regarded positively. 3. Clinical experience in delivering cognitive behavioural therapy; clinical experience in assessing and treating individuals with mental health and/or health problems in individual and group-based modalities, and preferably within the areas of body image, chronic illness, eating disorders and/or obesity. 4. A strong interest in clinical and research work with body image in adults with chronic illness. 5. Sound knowledge of quantitative and qualitative research methodologies. Experience in survey design, implementation, data collection and analysis of high volume research data may be regarded positively. 6. Demonstrated effective interpersonal skills and verbal and written communication skills, and an ability to consult and liaise effectively with a wide range of people in a culturally diverse environment. 7. Proven organisational skills and attention to detail, with a demonstrated ability to prioritise own workload and to work effectively both independently and as part of a team, meeting competing deadlines, and delivering highquality outcomes. 8. Demonstrated experience using information systems, including the ability to generate complex reports and demonstrated skills using the MSOffice suite, in particular Excel. Experience in using high-level statistical software (e.g. R, SAS, SPSS) and bibliographical managements software (e.g. EndNote) will be regarded positively. 9. A demonstrated understanding of equal opportunity principles and policies and a commitment to their application in a clinical, research and University context. ANU Officer Levels 5 and 6 are broadbanded in this stream. It is expected that at the higher levels within the broadband occupants will have a deeper understanding, and a more independent application, of clinical experience and research theory and techniques
Classification: ANU Officer 5/6 (Research) Salary package: $71,878 - $84,451 p.a. plus 17% superannuation Term: Fixed term, part time position (17.5 hours per week) for up to 2 years and 3 months
Canberra, ACT In order to apply for this role please make sure that you upload the following documents: A statement addressing the selection criteria. A current curriculum vitae (CV) which includes the names and contact details of at least three referees (preferably including a current or previous supervisor). If your CV does not include referees you can complete these online when prompted in the application form. Other documents, if required. Applications which do not address the selection criteria may not be considered for the position. Please note: The successful candidate must have rights to live and work in this country. The successful candidate will be required to undergo a background check during the recruitment process. An offer of employment is conditional on satisfactory results. Applications close: 31 Mar 2021 11:55:00 PM AUS Eastern Daylight Time For further information please contact Dr Kristen Murray,Ph: (02) 6125 2174 [email protected]