Indigenous Health Success Officer, Identified Position

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Orange, Australia
08 Oct 2020
End of advertisement period
29 Oct 2020
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Part Time
  • Join an innovative and inclusive team
  • Design and deliver services and programs for Indigenous health students
  • Support Indigenous students in health courses

The Role

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

The Indigenous Health Success Officer, under the direction of the Indigenous Health and Pathways Lead, will be responsible for the implementation and evaluation of a range of services, provided in an inclusive and holistic approach, to facilitate Indigenous student recruitment, participation and success in health courses at CSU.

To be successful you will have:

  • A degree, normally with 2 or more years subsequent relevant experience; or an equivalent level of knowledge gained through any other combination of education, training and /or experience.
  • Identify as an Indigenous Australian
  • Demonstrate a level of knowledge and understanding of Indigenous Australian cultures and societies
  • Demonstrate an ability to communicate sensitively and effectively with Indigenous Australian people
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and in a team environment

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 a Commonwealth Department of Health initiative embedded within Charles Sturt University; with the aim of enhancing the recruitment and retention of rural health professionals. Three Rivers is an alliance that brings together the unique geographical knowledge and expertise of CSU and its partners..

The key activities of the UDRH are:

  • Raising the aspiration and success of Indigenous 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 offers a great work-life balance, professional development opportunities and generous financial benefits.

Application Requirements

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 Indigenous 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.

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.

Further Information

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

Chris Howard | Director, Three Rivers University Department of Rural Health | | Ph: 0488 281 523

Closing Date: 11 pm, 29 October 2020

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