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Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Cadet Program

Location: Box Hill
Company: South Eastern Sydney Local Health District
Contract type: Contract
Hours: Part time
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Expression of Interest for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Cadetships

Health Students

  • Work in a friendly and dynamic environment
  • Exposure to Public Health
  • Get paid to work while you learn!

Eastern Health

Eastern Health is one of Melbourne's largest public health services. We provide a range of emergency, surgical, medical and general healthcare services, including maternity, palliative care, mental health, drug and alcohol, residential care, community health and statewide specialist services to people and communities that are diverse in culture, age, socio-economic status, population and healthcare needs.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Cadetships

Eastern Health is offering two (2) positions within our Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Cadetship Program in 2021, supported by the Department of Health and Human Services.

The cadetship program is open to Nursing, Midwifery and Allied Health students who identify as Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander's and who are enrolled in a course of study that will lead to a certified qualification.

About the role

  • Work under the supervision of a health practitioner relevant to your discipline
  • 40 shifts across the year
  • Hospital setting
  • Assist patients with daily living activities, provide wellbeing support, help maintain a safe and clean environment, support clinical procedures

Days of cultural significance would also be recognised - you will be paid and given the time to attend if these events fall during your rostered work time. In addition, you will be supported to attend the CATSINaM Conference (Congress of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Nurses and Midwives). CATSINaM is the sole representative body for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander nurses and midwives in Australia, and its primary function is to implement strategies to increase the recruitment and retention of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

To be successful in this role you should:

  • Identify as being of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander background
  • Studying one of the following- Bachelor of Nursing, Bachelor of Midwifery (including double degree) or Bachelor or Master of an Allied Health Profession
  • A strong commitment to high quality care
  • The ability to work as part of a diverse team
  • Developing communication and organisational skills

The benefits of the program:

  • Income in your chosen discipline whilst studying
  • Mentoring by staff already working in the health service
  • Formation of professional networks
  • Personal and professional growth
  • Exposure to the work environment, workplace culture and experience in a health setting which could support your future employment
  • Skill consolidation through practice

The benefits of a Cadetship Program to the Aboriginal Community include:

  • Improved access to healthcare
  • Improved cultural safety in the healthcare environment
  • Improved health outcome

What we offer

Eastern Health offers a variety of fantastic Employee Benefits, view the extensive range here!

  • Flexible working hours
  • Salary packaging options
  • Career progression in our teaching hospitals

Next steps

If you have the ability and drive to make a difference take hold of this opportunity and apply today!

For full details refer to the attached Position Description and direct all enquiries to the contact person listed.

Please note:

  • All applications must be submitted online via E-Mercury
  • All appointments are made subject to a satisfactory Fit2Work Check, where preferred candidates will be required to complete a Criminal History Check at the expense of Eastern Health.
  • You must have Australian work rights to apply for this position.
  • Recruitment agency applications will not be accepted.

Vaccination against infectious disease is a mandatory requirement of this role. An offer of employment is conditional on you providing evidence that you are currently vaccinated against COVID-19, prior to commencing employment.

Eastern Health Values: Patients First | Agility | Humility | Respect | Kindness | Excellence

**Please note applications will be screened upon receipt and advertising may close prior to the closing date.**

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