First Nations Health Student Adviser, Rural Health, Identified

Albury-Wodonga/Wagga Wagga, Australia
Thursday, 4 March 2021
End of advertisement period
Thursday, 25 March 2021
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Part Time
  • Identified First Nations position
  • Focus on supporting First Nations students in health degrees
  • Work in a dynamic and well supported environment

The Role

  • Fixed Term (until December 2021), Part Time - 17.5 hours per week
  • $39,525 to $42,773 pa (plus 17% superannuation)
  • Albury-Wodonga or Wagga Wagga

The First Nations Health Student Adviser Rural Health, under the direction of the First Nations Health Lead, will be responsible for the implementation and evaluation of a range of services, provided in an inclusive and holistic approach, to facilitate First Nations student recruitment, participation and success in health courses at Charles Sturt University.

To be successful you will have:

  • A degree, normally with 2 or more years subsequent relevant experience or equivalent
  • Identify as a First Nations Australian
  • Demonstrate a level of knowledge and understanding of First Nation cultures and societies
  • Demonstrate an ability to communicate sensitively and effectively with First Nations Australian people
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and in a team environment

Application Requirements

Applicants are expected to apply online and address the selection criteria in the position description. If you experience difficulties applying online or for further information on completing the application process please visit our how to apply page or contact us.

About Us

Charles Sturt University is a young and growing university committed to developing far-sighted people who help their communities grow and flourish. We make a significant contribution to the prosperity and vibrancy of our rural and regional communities, with a reach and impact across Australia and internationally. We work together with industry, communities and students to create new thinking, inspire each other and make a positive and progressive contribution to the world.

The Faculty of Science delivers flexible, innovative teaching programs which provide graduates with the skills and knowledge to build a career, advance their profession and contribute to their community. We currently have more than 9000 students and over 500 staff dedicated to advancing scientific knowledge.

We are a leader in strategic and applied research in a wide array of sciences. We enhance and extend knowledge, train and educate future researchers and provide scientific solutions to current challenges. We achieve this through ethical practice, professional collaborations, industry involvement and a commitment to continual improvement.

We also provide a range of health and other services to our regional communities through our enterprise activities.

The Three Rivers University Department of Rural Health (UDRH) is based at Charles Sturt University in the Riverina and Central West region of New South Wales. Three Rivers UDRH is committed to growing and supporting the future rural health workforce.

The key activities of the UDRH are:

  • Raising the aspiration and success of First Nations and rural students from the outer regional and remote footprint of the UDRH;
  • Growing capacity for collaborative quality community-led rural clinical training, particularly in smaller regional communities and across expanded practice areas such as disability, aged care, mental health and primary care;
  • Evaluating the activities of the UDRH, researching rural health workforce capabilities and trialling approaches to service delivery to enhance the health of rural Australians; and
  • Fostering the development of future rural health capabilities by developing new multidisciplinary resources and training programs.

Charles Sturt University offers a great work-life balance, professional development opportunities and generous financial benefits.

This is an identified Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander position under section 14 of the NSW Anti-Discrimination Act, 1977. Please be aware you may be asked to provide confirmation of First Nations Australian Identity.

This position is open to Australian Citizens and Permanent Residents; or applicants who hold a current valid work visa commensurate with this position.

Further Information

Additional information is available in the Position Description or by contacting:

Jayarna Kay | First Nations Health Lead | | Ph: 0427 508 585

Closing Date: 11 pm, 25 March 2021