Research and Evaluation Officer – Gambling

Campbelltown, NSW |

Job Description:

South Western Sydney PHN (SWSPHN) is a not-for-profit health organisation which is responsible for identifying and addressing the primary health needs in South Western Sydney through strategic planning, commissioning services, supporting general practices and other health care providers and supporting the integration of local health care services.

At SWSPHN you can make a difference. We are dedicated to enhancing and connecting primary health care, so residents and patients achieve better health outcomes. We thrive on creating and maintaining a friendly, supportive and flexible work environment that promotes high quality service delivery with opportunities for personal and professional growth.

About the Role

SWSPHN has been awarded a grant by the NSW Office of Responsible Gambling, on behalf of the Fairfield City Health Alliance. This project will develop an integrated model for gambling help screening and referral in the Fairfield LGA that is scalable across NSW. Fairfield LGA is the most disadvantaged area in metropolitan Sydney and residents are highly vulnerable to the risk of gambling-related harm.

The Research & Evaluation Officer will design and coordinate the evaluation of this 12-month project and assist in its implementation. You will work closely with and report to the Project Manager – Gambling.

You will be responsible for:

  • Development, design and implementation of research and evaluation methodologies including development of a logic model and monitoring and evaluation plan.
  • Preparation and submission of research proposals and ethics applications.
  • Collection and analysis of both qualitative and quantitative research and evaluation data, including prevalence of gambling harm.
  • Providing support in the implementation of the project.
  • Dissemination of research and evaluation data and reports internally and externally.

The role provides a unique and exciting opportunity for the successful applicant to support gambling harm prevention and minimisation of the risk of gambling-related harm in the community.

systems improvement initiatives and maintaining stakeholder engagement to build and support primary healthcare services across the region. You will primarily be responsible for supporting general practice staff in the implementation, monitoring and evaluation of the Quality Improvement in Primary Care program (QIPC) by implementing Quality Improvement activities, delivering education, performing data extraction and supporting goal setting.

About You

The successful applicant will meet the following selection criteria:

  1. Tertiary qualification in health- or social-related discipline or equivalent work experience.
  2. Current NSW driver’s license and access to a comprehensively insured motor vehicle.
  3. Demonstrated experience in public health research and evaluation methodology including core skills in developing logic models & evaluation and monitoring plans.
  4. High level qualitative and quantitative research and data analysis skills, including ability to use data analysis software (e.g. STATA, SPSS).
  5. Excellent written and oral communication skills, including preparation of evaluation reports or publications.
  6. Awareness of health service system and challenges in primary care. 

How to Apply:

To make a positive difference as part of the SWSPHN team, submit your:

  1. Resume
  2. A separate document addressing each of the selection criteria, providing specific examples (Note: ONLY applications addressing the criteria will be considered)

For more information contact Courtney Whittaker on 0437 318 121

To submit an application email  

Salary: $35-$40/hr (plus super & tax-free salary packaging)

Closing date: Sunday 14th July 2019

SWSPHN is an equal opportunity employer. Preferred applicants must have the right to work in Australia and will be subject to a National Criminal Record Check. Please note that only applicants successful in making it to the interview stage of the recruitment process will be contacted.

Starting date: 
Wednesday, July 10, 2019
Closing date: 
Sunday, July 14, 2019
South Western Sydney Primary Health Network
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