Lecturer in Aboriginal Allied Health

Adelaide, Australia
09 Nov 2017
End of advertisement period
22 Nov 2017
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

**Please note: Pursuant to Section 56 part 2 of the Equal Opportunity Act 1984 (as amended) (SA) applications are invited from Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people only.**

About the job

The University Department of Rural Health (DRH) has an exciting opportunity for you to contribute to the development of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health workforce in regional South Australia. Based at one of the DRH’s major training sites (i.e. Barossa Valley, Mt Barker, Mt Gambier, Port Augusta, Port Lincoln, Whyalla), you will develop and implement enhanced student learning experiences and cultural competency training for students, the health workforce and broader community. 

This will include preparing, conducting and contributing to a range of clinical teaching activities, learning activities and project initiatives targeted at growing the number of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health students, supporting people of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander descent to pursue and develop a health care career and educating the Aboriginal Health workforce in Regional South Australia. 

Skills and Experience

To be considered you will be of Australian Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander ancestry and have an understanding of the issues impacting on the health services workforce, as well as factors affecting the health and wellbeing of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, particularly those who live in regional, rural and remote Australia.

You will hold a degree in a relevant Allied Health discipline and current registration or eligibility for registration with the Australian Health Practitioners Registration Agency (AHPRA), together with current clinical experience. Your ability to undertake a range of teaching duties that effectively engage and educate diverse groups, paired with excellent written and oral communication skills and the ability to collaborate with a broad range of people will ensure your success in the role. 

A University of Enterprise

The University of South Australia (UniSA) is an innovative, outward-looking institution known for its strong and engaged research and its experientially-based teaching and learning that is conducted in close collaboration with business, industry, government and the professions.

Benefits on offer

At UniSA, we seek to enrich people’s lives through the creation and application of knowledge. Our staff love to be a part of an organisational culture that promotes a strong commitment to educating professionals, sharing knowledge, and engaging with our communities. We offer a competitive remuneration package, provide professional development support and have a family friendly approach to ensure you enjoy a healthy work/life balance.

Lodging your application

For a copy of the position description and to apply, please visit Working at UniSA. Please refer to the online application form which will indicate which selection criteria you need to address. For further information about the position or the recruitment process, please contact Chloe McGrath, Senior Recruitment Consultant on (08) 8302 1700 or via email to recruitment@unisa.edu.au.

Applications close: 9:00 am Wednesday 22 November 2017

Pursuant to the Children's Protection Act 1993 (SA), this position has been deemed prescribed. It is an inherent condition of appointment that the successful candidate obtains and maintains (at their own expense) a South Australian Department of Communities and Social Inclusion (DCSI) Criminal History Assessment determining them fit to work with children. Further information regarding a DCSI Child-Related Employment screening assessment can be found via the DCSI website.

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In addition to your salary, the University will make employer superannuation contributions of up to 17% of salary on your behalf. The amount of superannuation you are entitled to will depend on the nature of your employment. This can be clarified during the recruitment process. You will also be entitled to annual leave loading. See more benefits of working for UniSA

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