Current opportunities for existing staff at Melbourne

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Indigenous Primary Health Practitioner (MMS)

Job no: 0059131
Location: Parkville or Shepparton  
Role type: 
Part-time (0.2 FTE); Fixed-term for 3 years
Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences  
School: Melbourne Medical School
UOM 8 - $115,137 - 124,622 p.a. plus 17% super

  • Become part of a values-driven team committed to caring for the health and wellbeing of our students.
  • $115,137 - 124,622 p.a, 17% super, benefits and a flexible hybrid work environment!

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 Role
This is an exciting opportunity to work collaboratively to support Indigenous students studying medicine at the Melbourne Medical School. The role will work with other school-based services to ensure cultural safety for Indigenous medical students, and provide support around other issues impacting wellbeing. The role will also assist the Melbourne Medical School’s leadership team in the development and implementation of resources and procedures related to Indigenous student health and wellbeing.

Your responsibilities will include:

  • Proactive engagement and case management of Indigenous students in the Melbourne MD program, maintaining contact and providing support as needed throughout the course of study.
  • Design, delivery and evaluation of programs promoting Indigenous student health and wellbeing.
  • Innovation in the area of health and wellbeing to develop programs for effective long-term student support and development.

Who We Are Looking For
We’re looking for mental health clinicians who bring a high level of interpersonal, communication and teamwork skills. You have demonstrated cultural awareness, with an ability to work positively and productively with students from a variety of backgrounds.

You will also have:

  • Relevant tertiary qualifications in psychology, counselling and/ or social work.
  • Extensive case management experience in tertiary education or allied health environment.
  • Experience working with Indigenous tertiary students.
  • Demonstrated understanding and knowledge of the challenges confronting Indigenous students and practitioners in the health training environment.

If the above sounds like you then this may be the opportunity for you; a rewarding role that allows you to support Indigenous student learning and practice in the medical education community.

For further information regarding responsibilities and requirements, please refer to the attached PD.

This position requires the incumbent to hold a current and valid Working with Children Check to ensure the University provides a safe environment for everyone.

Please note: Visa sponsorship is not available for this position. This role requires current valid work rights for Australia.

Your New Team – Melbourne Medical School
Established in 1862, the Melbourne Medical School was the first school to graduate doctors in Australia. It is internationally renowned for global leadership in teaching and training, health research, policy and practice. The School is ranked 14th in the world (Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2022 for clinical, pre-clinical and health), has strong academic partnerships and ground-breaking collaborative research programs with leading public and private health services, as well as leading medical research institutes and centres in Australia and internationally.

The School spans all major fields of medicine and is comprised of 13 departments. These departments are embedded within clinical health services throughout metropolitan Melbourne and rural Victoria. The school comprises almost 1000 academic and professional staff as well as more than 2725 honorary appointees from the health sector who contribute their time, knowledge, research and clinical expertise to the education of our students.

What We Offer You!
In addition, we offer the opportunity to be part of a vibrant community and enjoy a range of benefits, including generous leave provisions, salary packaging, health and well-being services and discounts on graduate courses. For more information, check out our benefits page!

About the University of Melbourne
We’re tightly connected with the community, both at home and abroad. We take pride in our people, who all contribute to our mission to benefit society through the transformative impact of education and research. Discover more via our website and stay connected with our stories and people on LinkedIn.   

Benefits for Indigenous staff  

  • Cultural leave: Indigenous staff members are entitled to up to five days non-cumulative paid leave per calendar year for the purpose of attending NAIDOC, community, cultural and ceremonial activities. 
  • University policies: Indigenous staff are supported by the University’s Reconciliation Action Plan and Indigenous Employment Framework, with the commitment to improving the employment, retention and career progression outcomes for Indigenous staff members 
  • Indigenous Staff Network: Employees who have identified themselves as Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander will have access to the Indigenous Staff Network (ISN)
  • Cultural events: The University hosts annual cultural events such as the Wominjeka to begin the Academic Year and the Narrm Oration, and recognises significant times throughout the year such as, Reconciliation Week, Mabo Day and NAIDOC Week. 
  • Employee Assistance Program: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Support Line available free for you and your immediate family members.

Be Yourself
We value the unique backgrounds, experiences and contributions that each person brings to our community and encourage and celebrate diversity.  First Nations people, those identifying as LGBTQIA+, females, people of all ages, with disabilities and culturally and linguistically diverse people are encouraged to apply. Our aim is to create a workforce that reflects the community in which we live.

Join Us!
If you feel this role is right for you, please apply with the following documents: 

  • Resume
  • Cover Letter outlining your interest and experience

Please note that you are not required to respond to the selection criteria in the Position Description.

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