First Nations Rural Health Lead

Bundoora, Australia
19 Sep 2023
End of advertisement period
18 Oct 2023
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Part Time
  • Fixed Term position until 31st December 2024
  • Can be based at La Trobe University’s Victorian regional campuses
  • Part Time (0.4FTE) or 2 days per week
  • Take your career in exciting, rewarding directions

Indigenous Video:

Only Indigenous Australians are eligible to apply as this position is exempt under the Special Measure Provision, Section 12(1) of the Equal Opportunity Act 2011 (Vic).

About the position

The La Trobe Rural Health School is the largest rural health school in Australia.  LRHS is based at all four regional campuses of the University: Bendigo, Mildura, Shepparton and Albury-Wodonga. The LRHS has a wide range of health courses including biomedical sciences, dentistry, health science, nursing, occupational therapy, oral health, paramedics, pharmacy, physiotherapy, public health, social work, speech pathology, exercise physiology and exercise science.

The position holder will be an identified Aboriginal person who has a track-record in health (including social and emotional well-being) and or Indigenous education. They will lead and give voice to First Nations people engaging in coursework and research in the fields of Health and Well-Being. The position holder will demonstrate leadership and advise others on best practice in First Nations pedagogy to design innovative approaches to curriculum design that highlight First Nations perspectives and First Nations knowledge across undergraduate and postgraduate subject and course offerings in health and social care.

Skills and Experience

To be considered for this position, you will have

  • Demonstrated understanding of First Nations worldviews and pedagogies and ways of knowing to inform LRHS clinical placements. 
  • Demonstrated capability to provide leadership and engage with First Nations health organisations and communities.
  • Understanding of issues affecting First Nations health nationally and locally.
  • Demonstrated familiarity, sensitivity and respect for the diverse needs, aspirations, cultures and worldviews of Victorian Aboriginal communities and Traditional Owner Groups. 
  • Demonstrated ability to create partnerships and awareness of Victorian Aboriginal health organisations, networks, and legislation relevant to clinical placements such as the Aboriginal Child Placement Principle Victorian Children Youth and Families Act (2005).

How to apply

Closing date:  By 11:55pm Wednesday 18th October 2023

Position Enquiries:  Jane Mills via email

Recruitment Enquiries: Maddy Parker, Indigenous Talent Acquisition Consultant via email

Position Description below:

Download File PD- First Nations Rural Health Lead.pdf

Please submit an online application ONLY and include the following documents:

  • Cover letter;
  • An up to date resume;

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La Trobe University is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive workforce. We take an intersectional approach by actively supporting and encouraging people of all backgrounds and abilities to submit an application and aim to ensure that the recruitment and employee experience is as accessible and inclusive as possible. Flexibility in interview format will be offered to shortlisted candidates.

All La Trobe University employees are bound by the Working with Children Act 2005.  If you are successful, you will be required to hold a valid Victorian Employee Working with Children Check prior to commencement.

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