Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Allied Health Cadet

Job posted: 28/10/2022
Applications close: No closing date

No closing date

Job Description

Location: Melbourne | Northern Metropolitan, Melbourne | Western Metropolitan

Job type: Part time, Casual

Organisation: Mercy Health

Salary: Salary not specified

Occupation: Health and Allied Health

Reference: 18603

Reference: 18603

Occupation: Health and Allied Health

Salary Range: Salary not specified

Work location: Melbourne | Northern Metropolitan, Melbourne | Western Metropolitan

The Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Cadetship position has been developed to provide the cadet with pre-graduation professional experience while undertaking undergraduate studies in Allied Health. The Cadet position reflects a collaborative relationship between Indigenous candidates and Mercy Health.

The role of the Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Allied Health Cadet is to provide support to the relevant Allied Health discipline team in the provision of providing quality patient care. The Cadet is required to work under the direction and supervision of an Allied Health Professional at all times, within their level of education and under clearly defined role parameters.

  • Fixed Term with a required minimum of the equivalent of eight weeks Full Time (40 shifts over 12 months)
  • Cadetship may be undertaken at either campus Mercy Hospital for Women or Werribee Mercy Hospital
  • To provide patient-centered, family oriented, evidence based care within an inter-professional team environment to achieve the best possible outcomes for their patients
  • To provide care and support as delegated relating to patients’ activities of daily living, ensuring that patients’ personal needs and comforts are maintained
  • To assist in providing a safe patient environment and additional supervision ensuring patient safety
  • Provide general support for the health care team, ensuring effective and efficient care delivery


  • Currently enrolled full time in Bachelor degree or Masters level entry degree in an Allied Health discipline
  • Must have progressed beyond the first year of their studies, and be maintaining a pass grade in all subjects.
  • You identify as Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander


Mercy Hospitals Victoria Ltd incorporates:

  • Mercy Hospital for Women, a major public hospital and specialist referral centre for obstetric, neonatal and gynaecological needs.
  • Werribee Mercy Hospital, a general hospital providing comprehensive care to the rapidly growing western suburbs of Melbourne. This hospital is currently undergoing significant expansion with a number of exciting capital projects already underway and in planning.

Mercy Health is a Catholic organisation grounded in a 2,000-year tradition of caring for others. Founded by the Sisters of Mercy, Mercy Health is made up of more than 9,500 people who provide acute and subacute hospital care, aged care, mental health programs, maternity and specialist women's health services, early parenting services, home care services and health worker training and development.

Mercy Health is proud to be recognised as an Employer of Choice for Gender Equality by the WGEA.


Mercy Health recognises that people are searching for meaning in their work life and finding a workplace that connects with their values is a key motivation when choosing an employer. As a not-for-profit healthcare provider, Mercy Health has a strong mission and clear values that guide us in everything we do. We pride ourselves on:

  • caring for our people and those important to them with generous employee assistance available for employees and their families
  • encouraging applications from people of all ages, abilities and cultural backgrounds including Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Peoples, and supporting all staff to be their authentic selves at work through our network group for LGBTIQ+ staff and allies
  • protecting children and vulnerable people in all our services, by listening to them and having zero tolerance of any form of abuse and neglect
  • taking a stand against climate change, which is one of the biggest threats to the health of the world and all humanity, and committing to action that will help make our world fairer and more sustainable
  • offering benefits such as generous salary packaging, purchased leave, career progression and development opportunities, access to health and wellbeing programs and a range of discounts across a diverse portfolio of financial, healthcare, travel and other services. 


  • Candidates are required to meet the position and qualification requirements.
  • Provide a current Police Record Check and Working with Children Check (Mercy Health may conduct additional background checks subject to current legislation).
  • Proof of vaccination status consistent with public health orders and with Mercy Health’s policy (includes but is not limited to COVID-19 and seasonal influenza vaccination compliance requirement).

To view the position description or submit your application please click the 'Apply Now' button.

Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Allied Health Cadet

Job type:

Part time, Casual

Job classification:

Not provided


Sharni Quinn - 0403728218

Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Allied Health Cadet