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Project Officer, The Living Room Project

University Of Western Australia - Crawley, WA

Education, Childcare & Training
Source: uWorkin


Full Job Description
Student Life

Part-time (0.8 FTE), fixed-term until 31 December 2021
Salary range: Level 5; $72,531.00 - $80,391.00 p.a. (pro rata) plus 9.5% superannuation
Flexible working hours will be considered

The University of Western Australia (UWA) is ranked amongst the top 100 universities in the world and a member of the prestigious Australian Group of Eight research-intensive universities. With an enviable research track record, vibrant campus and working environments, supported by the freedom to ‘innovate and inspire’ there is no better time to join Western Australia’s top University.

About the team

The Student Life Division plays a key role in the shared strategic goal of a world-class student experience. The Student Life Division manages all aspects of the current student support services including, health promotion, wellbeing, equity and accessibility, medical centre, international student support and student accommodation; all student administration services including faculty offices, scholarships, fees and graduations; academic support including STUDYSmarter and student exchange/study abroad; student misconduct and discipline; and other engagement activities including equity outreach, all sport and recreation, career services, collegiate programs and student transition. The area works closely with the Student Guild, affiliated residential colleges and affiliated UWA sport clubs.

About the opportunity

As the appointee you will, under limited direction, provide a high level of support to clinicians for the Living Room Project (the Project) who engage students and provide access to prevention and specialist mental health support services.

The Living Room is a welcoming, inclusive and student-focused space that promotes wellbeing through early intervention, peer support and low barrier access to UWA health services to encourage connection and belonging in the University Community.

The Living Room Project will provide the impetus for cross campus collaboration with university health services and the wider university community. Students are central to the project both in delivery and participation. Peer Supporters are provided with training and opportunities for authentic engagement, consolidating coursework theory with experiential learning, while benefiting the health of the wider student population.

The Project, in partnership with the Young Lives Matter Foundation (YLM), seeks to increase student help seeking behaviour and address the issues of access.

To be considered for this role, you will demonstrate:
Relevant tertiary qualifications or equivalent competency
Substantial research experience at an appropriate level
Highly developed written and verbal communication skills
Highly developed organisational skills and demonstrated ability to set priorities and to meet deadlines
Proficiency in a range of computing skills including word processing, spreadsheets, databases, internet and email
Ability to work independently, show initiative and work productively as part of a team

Full details of the position's responsibilities and the selection criteria are outlined in the position description.