Jobs and Opportunities Board

The opportunities listed below are for your information only. Indigenous Allied Health Australia does not seek to endorse any of the positions, organisations, initiatives, material or statements contained within.
If you have any enquiries about these opportunities please do not contact Indigenous Allied Health Australia, but rather contact the specified organisation or person directly.
Do you have a job, scholarship, clinical placement or other opportunities that you would like advertised through IAHA networks? Please send through to admin@iaha.com.au.

Job with James Cook University

Research Assistant – Darwin, NT –  James Cook University – click here to view the job description. For further information, please contact Dr Michelle Fitts, Project Officer, College of Public Health, Tropical Medicine and Veterinary Sciences, James Cook University, P: 07 4781 3649; E: michelle.fitts1@jcu.edu.au

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are strongly encouraged to apply. 

The positions listed in this post are for your information only. Indigenous Allied Health Australia does not seek to endorse any of the positions, organisations, material or statements contained within. If you have any enquiries about these positions please do not contact Indigenous Allied Health Australia, but rather contact the specified organisation or person directly.

Jobs at ICON Group

2017-2018 NHMRC Indigenous Internship Program

The NHMRC’s Indigenous internship program provides a wide range of opportunities for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students to gain insight into the work of the NHMRC, as well as to enhance their educational experience through practical work experience. An internship with the NHMRC provides:

  • exposure to government processes and requirements in relation to funding health and medical research,
  • experience in developing guidelines, identifying and promoting resolution of ethical issues,
  • exposure to mechanisms and challenges of disseminating and increasing uptake of knowledge, and
  • better understanding of the rationale for, and demands of, public administration and accountability.

To find out more please click here, which details eligibility and selection, as well as the terms and conditions of the program.

Jobs at Gidgee Healing

Gidgee’s Allied Health team will replace the current arrangements with NWRH, providing services in Mount Isa and the Lower Gulf of Carpentaria.

  • Mount Isa – Burke Street Clinic; Pioneer Clinic
  • Lower Gulf of Carpentaria – Normanton and Karumba; Mornington Island; Doomadgee; Burketown; Gregory; Bidunggu

The team will be based in Mount Isa and will travel to other locations to provide services.

Positions we are recruiting include:

  • Allied Health Team Leader
  • Administrative Support Officer
  • Allied Health Assistant (ideally an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander person)
  • Dietitian x2
  • Exercise Physiologist
  • Mental Health Clinician (OT, SW or Psych)
  • Occupational Therapist
  • Physiotherapist x2
  • Podiatrist x2
  • Psychologist x2
  • Speech Pathologist

More more information and to apply click here. 

Aspen and Pratt Foundation’s Mental Health Scholarship

Scholarship Available
The Aspen and Pratt Foundation’s Mental Health Scholarships are available to Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people who are studying a Master of Mental Health.

Applications will be considered from applicants who are:
• Of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander descent
• Enrolled or intending to enrol into a post graduate Mental Health program
• Intending to commence study in 2017/18

Value of scholarship

Funding is provided for the normal duration of the course. Full time scholarship awardees will receive up to $20,000 per year and part time recipients will receive up to $10,000 per year. The funding is paid in monthly instalments throughout the study period of each year.

Applications for the 2017/18 round of the Aspen and Pratt Foundation’s scholarships will close on the 4th August 2017.

Applications

CV’s and a brief covering letter outlining the location of the as well as if your applying for a Full-time or Part-Time scholarship can be forwarded to, Chloe Peters via admin@catsinam.org.au

For any queries regarding the applications please contact Jade Murray via Jade Murray jmurray@aspenmedical.com

Fred Hollows cadetship

The Fred Hollows Foundation have partnered with the Institute for Urban Indigenous Health (IUIH) to offer an Indigenous student currently pursuing a career in Optometry with an exciting ‘Workforce Initiative’ scholarship opportunity. The successful applicant will be provided with up to 30 days of paid employment with IUIH (at a competitive hourly rate) in Brisbane where they will be provided with hands on experience across 17 clinics; the possibility of visiting rural Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities; and a $5000 conference scholarship (to cover conference registration, travel and accommodation).

Applicants are required to:

  • Identify as Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander
  • Be currently enrolled (or planning to enroll) in undergraduate optometry study
  • Submit an application form to IUIH
  • May be required to attend an interview with IUIH.

Questions regarding this opportunity can be directed to Lisa Penrose, Manager of Eye Health services at IUIH; Email: Lisa.Penrose@iuih.org.au; or Kate Odgers-Jewell, Student Placement Coordinator at IUIH; Email: Kate.Odgers-Jewell@iuih.org.au.

Department of Justice and Regulation’s Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Graduate Scheme 2018

The Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Graduate Scheme provides structured training throughout the year designed to equip graduates with the skills to build a solid foundation for a career in the public service. Upon successful completion of the program, graduates are offered ongoing full-time positions with their home business unit.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander graduates are encouraged to participate in the departments Koori Mentoring Program and Koori Staff Networks for additional development and support.

Department of Justice and Regulation is currently seeking Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander graduates in the following disciplines:

  •        Social work, social sciences, criminal justice or arts (with relevant majors)
  •        Law, public policy or economics
  •        Accounting, economic or business degree

To qualify for the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Graduate Scheme you must:

  •        Identify as Aboriginal and or Torres Strait Islander
  •        Have completed an undergraduate degree prior to commencing
  •        Be prepared to undertake a Police Records Check; and
  •        Not have received a voluntary departure package from the Victorian Public Service in the past three years.

Please note these positions will be located in Melbourne and regional locations throughout Victoria.

Applications are currently open and close: Sunday 30 July 2017

Apply Here

$10 000 Futures in Health Indigenous Scholarship

House Call Doctor is launching the $10 000 Futures in Health Indigenous Scholarship, specifically aimed at supporting Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students considering a career in medicine.

Indigenous Australians currently comprise just 0.3% of our national healthcare workforce, and the Futures in Health Scholarship has been designed to address this imbalance.

House Call Doctor believes that healthcare professionals should reflect the diversity of patients they care for. Doctors from diverse backgrounds offer unique perspectives that enable the medical workforce to be more understanding and responsive to patient needs, both on an individual and community level.

More information is available here 

 

UNSW Scientia PhD Scholarship Scheme

The UNSW Scientia PhD Scholarship Scheme is part of the UNSW’s dedication to harnessing cuttingg-edge research to solve complex problems and improve the lives of people in local and global communities. Scientia scholars will have a strong commitment to making a difference in the world with demonstrated potential for contributing to the social engagement and/or global impact pillars of the UNSW 2025 Strategy.  The Scientia Scheme is targeted in that applicants will apply to a specific research area with an identified supervisory team and application is by nomination.

  • Work on high quality research projects with the best supervisory teams in world class environments
  • $40K a year stipend for four years
  • Tuition fees covered for the full 4 year period
  • Coaching and mentoring will form a critical part of your highly personalised leadership development plan
  • Up to $10k each year to build your career and support your international research collaborations
  • At least 5 of these scholarships will be reserved for Indigenous research candidates. 

There are 9 strategic research areas supported by the Scheme with a wide range of projects, this includes Global Health, Social Justice, Government and Health Policy, and, Indigenous.

For more information please click here

 

 

NSW Allied Health Workplace Learning Grants Program Now Open

The HETI Allied Health Team is pleased to announce that the NSW Allied Health Workplace Learning Grants program for 2017 is now open.

Application forms are now available at http://www.heti.nsw.gov.au/funding/

The Program provides financial support to teams of allied health professionals and/or allied health assistants seeking to further develop their knowledge and skills through workplace learning opportunities.  Aboriginal Health Workers and Practitioners working in an allied health support role will also be included for this grant.

Eligible teams employed in NSW Health are able to apply for one-off grants of up to $4000 to support access to workplace learning opportunities which will enhance their ability to perform in their current role.  Additional funding will be available to rural and remote teams if requested.  This aims to assist in meeting any further costs associated with location such as travel to the workplace for an educator.  In addition to a grant of $4000, rural based teams may request up to $500 extra and remote based teams may request up to $1000 extra. 

All applications require endorsement from the Allied Health Director or equivalent position within their district or network.

There is no limit to the number of applications which can be lodged by NSW Health Local Health Districts/Specialty Health Networks provided the criteria are addressed for each application.

Please note that only one application per team will be accepted. For example:

Accepted Two separate applications for separate workplace learning activities from:

                 i.    Smithvale Hospital Inpatient Physiotherapy team

               ii.    Smithvale Community Physiotherapy team

Not accepted Smithvale Hospital Inpatient Physiotherapy team submit 3 applications

The timeline for the program is as follows:

Event Date
Grant funding applications open Friday 21 April 2017
Grant funding applications close Friday 26 May 2017
Applications reviewed and Application Review Committee meets to assess applications 29 May – 30 June 2017
Applicants notified of outcome via email Monday 3 July 2017
Intra-health invoice raised by the cost centre manager by COB Friday 28 July 2017

 

Click here for Terms and Conditions and Frequently Asked Questions of the program. 

For more information please visit the HETI website