Indigenous Health Support Officer

Dubbo/Orange/Albury-Wodonga/Wagga Wagga, Australia
29 Jun 2018
End of advertisement period
15 Jul 2018
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time
  • Be part of a growing team at Three Rivers UDRH
  • Contribute to the success of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students completing health studies at CSU
  • Be a part of the Closing the Gap solution, supporting the development of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health workforce in our rural footprint

The Role

  • Two Fixed Term Positions (until December 2020), Both Part Time - 17.5 hours per week
  • Level 6 - $37,139 to $40,211 pa (plus 17% superannuation)
  • One position at Dubbo or Orange and one position at Albury-Wodonga or Wagga Wagga

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:

  • Identify as an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander with; thorough working knowledge and understanding of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures and societies
  • Qualifications as outlined in the position description
  • Demonstrated excellence in project management including design, delivery, implementation and evaluation

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 newly established UDRH based at Charles Sturt University in the Riverina and Central West region of New South Wales. The Three Rivers UDRH provides an opportunity for academic staff committed to educating a future rural health workforce.

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.

CSU 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 Indigenous Australian Identity.

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.

Further Information

Additional information is available in the position description or by contacting:

Jayarna Kay | Indigenous Health and Pathway Lead | | Ph: 0428 117 948

Closing Date: 11pm, 15 July 2018