Our staff – this includes the following staff categories
- Family dispute resolution practitioners (FDRPs or post-separation mediators)
- Family & relationship counsellors
- Victims of crime counselling support workers
- Stopping family violence counsellors (perpetrator-focused)
- Domestic & family violence support workers (victim-focused)
- Gambling helpline service counsellors (includes financial counsellors)
- Contact center personnel
Our clients – this includes the following client categories
- Separated parents
- Children of separated couples
- Individuals presenting to any of the above services.
Steps in the process (click here for recruitment flowchart)
- You need to first have Ethics approval for your proposed research.
- Fill out the External Request to Recruit RAQ Clients or Staff for Research form
- Compile a submission file that contains the following:
- The External Request to Recruit RAQ Clients or Staff for Research form
- Copy of Human Research Ethics Committee (HREC) submission
- Copy of Ethics approval
- Participant Information Sheet
- Consent forms
- Other relevant materials connected to the research (measures, recruitment fliers, invites, etc)
- Submit documents to JMilic@raq.org.au, our RAWG Secretary.
- Wait for the Research Advisory Working Group (RAWG) to review your submission. Reviews can take up to 4 to 6 weeks. RAWG meeting dates for 2019 are:
Wednesday 6 March
Thursday 18 April
Thursday 27 June
Thursday 29 August
Thursday 24 October
Thursday 5 December
- We will review each recruitment and research request and consider how it fits with the RAQ’s strategic plan, its potential impact on our staff and clients, and its research significance.
- Receive notification of approval.
- You will be required to tender in any amendment requests if there are changes to your initial recruitment plans.
- Submit annual progress reports.
- Submit a final completion report upon completing recruitment.