Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Cadet Program

Job posted: 29/09/2022
Applications close: 27/01/2023 (Midnight)
60 days remaining

60 days remaining

Job Description

Location: Melbourne | Eastern Metropolitan

Job type: Part time

Organisation: Eastern Health

Salary: Salary not specified

Occupation: Community Services, Health and Allied Health, Medical and Nursing, Research, Medical, Nursing

Reference: 28203

Reference: 28203

Occupation: Community Services, Health and Allied Health, Medical and Nursing, Research, Medical, Nursing

Salary Range: Salary not specified

Work location: Melbourne | Eastern Metropolitan

Expression of Interest for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Cadetships

  • 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 state-wide 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 three (3) positions within our Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Cadetship Program in 2023, supported by the Department of Health.

The cadetship program is open to Nursing, Midwifery and Allied Health students who identify as Aboriginal and/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.

About you

To be successful in this role you should:

  • Identify as being of Aboriginal and/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

Please refer to the attached position description for further details of the role.

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 with booster & Influenza, prior to commencing employment.

What we offer

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

  • Friendly & supportive team
  • Flexible working hours
  • Salary packaging options
  • Career progression in our teaching hospitals

Next Steps

If you believe you have the ability to make a difference in this rewarding industry, apply today!

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.

Eastern Health is a child safe organisation, committed to promoting the wellbeing and cultural safety of Aboriginal children, children with disabilities and all children in their diversity.

Eastern Health is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment that welcomes and values all people. We recognise that diversity is essential in ensuring Eastern Health provides the best service to its consumers.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, women, those from the LGBTIQ+ community, people living with disability and those from a culturally and linguistically diverse background, are strongly encouraged to apply. Those seeking support in submitting an application are welcome to contact the hiring manger listed or feel free to contact the Talent Acquisition team.

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.**

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Cadet Program

Job type:

Part time

Job classification:

Not provided


Anne THOMPSON - (03) 8396 3590
Sean Doherty - (03) 9095 2450

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Cadet Program