Strategic Leadership Opportunity

IAHA’s COVID 19 Advisory Group

IAHA are seeking Full Student or Full Graduate members from Western Australia, Victoria and Tasmania to provide additional geographic coverage to the Indigenous Allied Health Australia (IAHA) COVID 19 Advisory Group.

Earlier this year, IAHA advertised for Full Graduate members to participate on IAHA’s COVID 19 Advisory Group, designed to support the organisations strategic response to the COVID 19 pandemic. Commencing in April 2020, the Advisory Group meet for an hour each week, for an expected duration of the next six months, to:

  • Provide strategic leadership and guidance to the IAHA team through timely provision of comments, advice and feedback on information tabled;
  • Identify key issues of concern for the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander allied health workforce;
  • Assist with and provide guidance on member support and communication of critical information to IAHA members;
  • Identify key policy positions and advocacy to direct and inform governments in supporting the allied health workforce in the coming months; and
  • Uphold the IAHA Code of Conduct, values and principles in respecting Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander ways of knowing, being and doing in this critical period.

The Advisory Group has agreed to issue a second call for nominations to further strengthen the skills, insights and knowledges of the Committee and to better understand the responses and issues across jurisdictions. Full Student or Full Graduate members from Western Australia, Victoria and Tasmania are encouraged to apply.

To apply please provide a brief response (max 250 words total) against the following criteria via email to by the close of business 30 April 2020.

Selection Criteria

  1. Willingness to share experiences, knowledge and expertise contributing to strategic health workforce and Indigenous health policy change.
  2. Ability to attend weekly meetings and respond to urgent matters within short timeframes.
  3. Demonstrated expertise and/or experience in one of more of the following: public health policy; public, private and community controlled health sectors; disability, community, aged care or related sectors; frontline allied health clinical services; Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander social and emotional wellbeing; and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health promotion and communications.
  4. Ability to demonstrate and practice leadership in the COVID19 pandemic to support IAHA members.

In addition to geographic coverage, professional and subject matter expertise will be considered when evaluating suitable applicants. Please note you must be a current Full Student or Full Graduate member of IAHA to be eligible.

April 17, 2020

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