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Community Research Officer

Organisation : STAR HEALTH

Location : Melbourne (Southbank)

Work type : Contract/Temporary

Profession : Community Services, Policy & Research

Sector : Community Support Services

Salary type : Annual Package

Salary : Two generous salary packaging options available

Application closing date : 31 Aug, 2022

About the organisation

Organisation Name : STAR HEALTH

About the role

Fixed Term Full Time-until July 2023
Job Reference No VAC1117


  • Great team culture
  • Two generous salary sacrificing options
  • Rewarding and valuable work


The role is an exciting opportunity to lead a community research project delivered in partnership with Murdoch Children’s Research Institute!

The aim of this project is to improve outcomes for children and their families living in social housing. The Community Research Officer will work in a participatory and collaborative way with families living in social housing and local service providers to undertake an action research project focused on the First 1000 Days of child development.

Ideally, you will possess:

  • A professional qualification or equivalent experience in community development, social sciences or public health
  • Experience in delivering community research projects
  • Demonstrated ability to undertake planning of community research, engage with diverse communities in community research, manage relationships with multiple stakeholders and undertake collaborative projects
  • Excellent knowledge of community research methods, Codesign principles and early childhood development, including the First 1000 Days
  • A clear understanding of Trauma-informed practice, social housing in Victoria, the antenatal care, and child and family services sectors


In return we offer:

  • Standard tax- free salary packaging amount ($18,550 per annum)
  • Work in a multidisciplinary team environment
  • An organisation that strives for altruistic ideals


What makes Star Health Tick?

Star Health works in partnership with people and communities to promote and improve equity, health and wellbeing by delivering innovative client-directed services that take into account the context of the individual and the community, and championing prevention and change to address the structural reasons for health inequity.

How to apply

Applicants must address the Key Selection Criteria – Essential within the covering letter and complete our application form directly from the Star Health website at


APPLY NOW to be directed 

Please note that prior to any commencement of employment, pre-employment checks must be complete. These will include reference checking, a national criminal history and right to work check, proof of vaccinations and a working with children check.

For information about the role, please contact:

Tara Kelly, Acting Health Promotion Coordinator on 03 9525 1300 or email the Acting Health Promotion Coordinator

Closing Date: Wednesday 31st August @5.00pm


Please quote in application: Community Research Officer via Pro Bono Australia.

Profession: #Community_Services, #Policy_and_Research
Sector: #Community_Support_Services


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