Health and Wellbeing Practitioner

Melbourne, Australia
20 Mar 2019
End of advertisement period
07 Apr 2019
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Part Time

Work type: Fixed Term
Location: Shepparton, Other
Division/Faculty: Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences
Department/School: Melbourne Medical School
Salary: $99,199 - $107,370 (HEW 8)
Role & Superannuation rate: Professional - 17% superannuation

About the University of Melbourne

Established in 1853, the University of Melbourne is a leading international university with a tradition of excellence in teaching and research. The main campus in Parkville is recognised as the hub of Australia’s premier knowledge precinct comprising eight hospitals, many leading research institutes and a wide-range of knowledge-based industries. With outstanding performance in international rankings, the University is at the forefront of higher education in the Asia-Pacific region and the world.

The Department of Rural Health, formally known as the School of Rural Health, was established in 1999 with its largest campus located in Shepparton. The Department enables undergraduate health professionals to undertake a significant period of their training in rural environments and provides rural communities with greater access to teaching and research facilities and greater clinical support. The mission of the department is to provide excellence and equity in Rural Health through education, research and engagement.

The Department of Rural Health comprises a range of key programs aimed at improving the rural health workforce.

The major programs include:

  • University Department of Rural Health
  • Rural Clinical School
  • Centre of Excellence in Rural Sexual Health
  • Regional Training Hub

The University employs people of outstanding calibre and offers a unique environment where staff are valued and rewarded.

Further information about the Department of Rural Health is available at

About the role

Seeking an organised and dedicated Health and Wellbeing Practitioner to support the University of Melbourne's Rural Clinical School (Shepparton) in the provision of student health and wellbeing support. The Health and Wellbeing Practitioner is expected to exercise leadership through the provision of advice and assistance to medical and allied health students,  thus  supporting their ability to be fully functioning learners and practitioners in the medical community. This position is part-time available at a 0.4 - 0.5 FTE (2-3 days per week).

The Health and Wellbeing Practitioner works collaboratively in supporting Melbourne Medical School’s Department of Rural Health leadership teams in the development and implementation of resources and procedures related to student health and wellbeing. The Health and Wellbeing Practitioner is expected to exercise leadership through the provision of advice and assistance to medical and allied health students, thus supporting their ability to be fully functioning learners and practitioners in the medical, nursing and allied health community.

While the position will be based in Shepparton, there is an expectation that regular visits to Wangaratta Rural Clinical School, as well as infrequent visits to other sites (eg. Echuca, Parkville, Ballarat, Bendigo) will be required and negotiated with the other Rural Health and Wellbeing Practitioner. The position involves working with highly confidential and sensitive information, over which the incumbent must maintain the highest professional standards of confidence and discretion.

About you

You will have extensive case management experience in tertiary education or allied health environments with a demonstrated understanding and knowledge of the challenges in the health training environment. High level of interpersonal skills with a demonstrated cultural awareness to work positively and productively with individuals from a variety of international racial and religious backgrounds is essential. You are an enthusiastic, energetic and self-motivated individual with an adaptable approach to helping others.

  • Relevant tertiary qualifications in psychology, counselling and/ or social work, and membership of relevant registration body (AASW for Social Workers, AHPRA for Psychologists) is essential
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with a demonstrated ability to develop and maintain effective relationships with stakeholders across the health & wellbeing continuum
  • Demonstrated ability to adhere to professional boundaries, maintaining confidentiality and discretion
  • A current driver’s licence conforming to State legislation is required as travel between campuses (Shepparton, Wangaratta) will be required


  • Maximise your benefits through our Salary Packaging scheme
  • Flexible family friendly policies, providing generous leave and working conditions
  • The opportunity to work in a culturally rich environment
  • A substantial discount to eligible staff and their immediate families in undertaking further studies at the University of Melbourne

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Position Description

Advertised: 21 Mar 2019 12:00 AM AUS Eastern Daylight Time
Applications close: 07 Apr 2019 11:55 PM AUS Eastern Standard Time