Applications: 20 December 2017 - 29 January 2018
6 - 8 days per fortnight (negotiable)
3 or 4 months (negotiable) contract
The successful candidate will facilitate workshops and consultations with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities and refugee and migrant communities in the Cairns and Far North Queensland (FNQ) region. Specific engagement methods will be used to enable feedback from young women aged 15-25. Throughout the engagement process, the project officer will contribute to the development of simple language resources through art and content workshops, and conduct a series of pilot testing sessions to review content and design before final production and distribution of resources.
Project resources will be used in FNQ in clinical, community and educational settings and be available to people working as interpreters or translators in clinical settings. Resources will be translated into several languages to address the specific health literacy needs of the FNQ population. Resources will seek to prevent sexual abuse, encourage informed decision making in health, and contribute to reproductive and sexual health outcomes (e.g. STI prevention and cancer screening) for Aboriginal, Torres Strait Islander and recent migrant populations.
True Relationships and Reproductive Health (formerly Family Planning Queensland) is a leading provider of reproductive and sexual health services to people in Queensland. True offers clinical services, education and information across Queensland from its offices located in Brisbane, Cairns, Rockhampton, Bundaberg, Sunshine Coast, Ipswich, Toowoomba and the Gold Coast as well as the sexual assault service in Cairns.
True is a pro-choice organisation and is a not-for-profit public company limited by guarantee.
- Ability to communicate effectively within diverse linguistic settings and varied levels of community health literacy
- Project activities require being resourceful in creating safe and accessible services spaces for community members, including coordinating meetings and workshops and engaging appropriate interpreter services if required
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Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, recent migrants or other persons who may identify as having a refugee background are encouraged to apply.
For further information about the position, please email Phil Sariago, Project Coordinator – Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health at firstname.lastname@example.org or on (07) 3250 0269.
How to apply
Please complete the application form below and provide a cover letter, short response to each of the above criteria and your current CV including the names and contact numbers of two referees.