#cyberbullying | #cyberbully | Research Fellow, Statewide Models of Care Evaluation and Implementation job with UNIVERSITY OF MELBOURNE


Location: Parkville
Role type: Full Time; Fixed-term for 24 months
Faculty: Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences
Department/School: Centre for Youth Mental Health
Salary: Level B – $110,236 – $130,900 p.a. plus 17% super

The University of Melbourne would like to acknowledge and pay respect to the Traditional Owners of the lands upon which our campuses are situated, the Wurundjeri and Boon Wurrung Peoples, the Yorta Yorta Nation, the Dja Dja Wurrung People. We acknowledge that the land on which we meet and learn was the place of age-old ceremonies, of celebration, initiation and renewal, and that the local Aboriginal Peoples have had and continue to have a unique role in the life of these lands.

About – Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences

The Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry & Health Sciences has an enviable research record and is the University of Melbourne’s largest faculty in terms of management of financial resources, employment of academic and professional staff, teaching of undergraduate and postgraduate (including research higher degree) students and the conduct of basic and applied research.

About the Role

The Statewide Models of Care project comprises two main programs:

  1. developing evidence-informed and stakeholder-based models of care and interventions to meet the needs of specific cohorts of young people (such as vulnerable and disenfranchised young people, or young people experiencing bullying/cyberbullying, among others), and
  2. developing and implementing a Statewide Quaternary service to provide expert clinical care to youth mental health services across Victoria (with an initial emphasis on regional services).

The Research Fellow will be responsible for

  • developing an evaluation framework for the overall Statewide Model Development (SWMD) program and for each of the program/cohort areas,
  • developing an evaluation framework for the Quaternary service,
  • developing an implementation plan/framework for the SWMD program and
  • developing implementation resources to assist services to adopt or revise their models of care and/or interventions.

These activities will include consulting with relevant stakeholders (e.g. Victorian-based youth mental health service managers, clinical staff, and young people and their families), collecting and analysing qualitative and quantitative data, developing resources to assist implementation of evidence into practice, and preparing reports for funders and journal articles.

Responsibilities include:

  • Develop an evaluation framework for the new (Victorian) Statewide Youth Mental Health Model Development program and sub-projects.
  • Develop an evaluation framework for the new (Victorian) Statewide Quaternary service
  • Develop any research related protocols and obtain relevant ethical approvals to support program evaluation aims.
  • Develop an implementation plan/framework for the program, along with a range of resources or strategies to support services to implement evidence-informed models into practice in their context or community.
  • Actively participate at SWMD meetings and contribute to planning work to build capacity.
  • Effective and proactive relationship management with stakeholders.

About You

You will possess strong interpersonal and communication (verbal and written) skills, with an ability to build and maintain collaborative relationships with key stakeholders both internal and external. You will be an ethical scholar who values diversity and works effectively with individual differences.

You will also have:

  • PhD in relevant area or equivalent clinical/professional qualification.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of program evaluation frameworks and/or implementation science in complex settings, ideally related to mental health.
  • Demonstrated track record in independent and team-based program evaluation or implementation in (youth) mental health contexts and/or policy evaluation in related areas.
  • Demonstrated ability to apply research methodologies and quantitative/qualitative data analysis, including experience with SPSS, STATA and NVivo).

To ensure the University continues to provide a safe environment for everyone, this position requires the incumbent to hold a current and valid Working with Children Check.

About the University

The University of Melbourne is consistently ranked amongst the leading universities in the world. We are proud of our people, our commitment to research and teaching excellence, and our global engagement.

Benefits of Working with Us

In addition to having the opportunity to grow and be challenged, and to be part of a vibrant campus life, our people enjoy a range of rewarding benefits:

  • Flexible working arrangements, generous personal, parental and cultural leave
  • Competitive remuneration, 17% super, salary packaging and leave loading
  • Free and subsidised health and wellbeing services, and access to fitness and cultural clubs
  • Discounts on a wide range of products and services including Myki cards and Qantas Club
  • Career development opportunities and 25% off graduate courses for staff and their immediate families

To find out more, visit https://about.unimelb.edu.au/careers/staff-benefits.

Be Yourself

We value the unique backgrounds, experiences and contributions that each person brings to our community and encourage and celebrate diversity.  First Nations people, those identifying as LGBTQIA+, females, people of all ages, with disabilities and culturally and linguistically diverse people are encouraged to apply. Our aim is to create a workforce that reflects the community in which we live.

Join Us!

If you feel this role is right for you, please submit your application including a brief cover letter, your resume and your responses against the selection criteria^ (found in the Position Description) for the role.

^For information to help you with compiling short statements to answer the selection criteria and competencies, please go to http://about.unimelb.edu.au/careers/selection-criteria

We are dedicated to ensuring barrier free and inclusive practices to recruit the most talented candidates. If you require any reasonable adjustments with the recruitment process, please contact  us at hr-talent@unimelb.edu.au.

Position Description: PD_Research Fellow_SWMD Evaluation_29_7_22.pdf

Applications close: 10th AUGUST 2022 11:55 PM AUS Eastern Standard Time



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