Aboriginal Employment Officer

Job posted: 23/03/2022
Applications close: No closing date

No closing date

Job Description

Location: Melbourne | Northern Metropolitan

Job type: Not provided

Organisation: Austin Health

Salary: Salary not specified

Occupation: Administration/Secretarial, Health and Allied Health

Reference: 41952

Reference: 41952

Occupation: Administration/Secretarial, Health and Allied Health

Salary Range: Salary not specified

Work location: Melbourne | Northern Metropolitan

Austin Health is the major provider of tertiary health services, health professional education and research across 3 campuses in the northeast of Melbourne and state-wide. Austin Health is world-renowned for its research and specialist work in cancer, liver transplantation, spinal cord injuries, neurology, endocrinology, mental health and rehabilitation.

Austin Health’s People Plan recognises a critical need to “Employ the Right People”. A key focus is growing and retaining our Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander workforce, promoting and supporting a diverse workforce and a culture of inclusiveness. One of our goals as part of our Reconciliation Action Plan is to strengthen our engagement with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples and communities, by improving employment opportunities and ensuring patients and their families feel culturally safe at Austin Health.

The Aboriginal Employment Officer role will work as part of the Diversity and Inclusion team and support the delivery of our Aborginal Employment Plan 2021-24. The key focus of this role will be to contribute to and support our vision of being a culturally safe workplace and an employer of choice for the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community. This role will also build strong networks both internally and externally to identify opportunities to increase Aboriginal and Torres Strait islander employment and support career development opportunities.

Who we are looking for:

  • Someone with strong links to Aboriginal community.

  • Experience working in a recruitment focused role or similiar (desirable but not esstenial).

  • A passion for wanting to make a difference and increase employment & career opportunities for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples.

  • Build trusted relationships, networks and where possible, partnerships with a variety of internal and external stakeholders, including Traditional Owners, Aboriginal health services, the local Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community, local schools, universities, employment networks, education providers and government agencies.

  • The ability to use initiative and gain cooperation from key stakeholders in supporting the development and successful delivery of key projects and initiatives.

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

  • Strong organisational and time management skills.

  • The ability to work collaboratively as part of a team and add value in decision making.

Austin Health considers that being an Australian Aboriginal and/or a Torres Strait Islander Person is a genuine occupational requirement for this position, therefore applications will only be considered from candidates of these backgrounds.

Austin Health is committed to providing an inclusive culture where all employees can contribute to the best of their ability and strive to develop further. We recognise that our people are our greatest strength. We want them to thrive, be their best selves and feel engaged, safe and empowered. To achieve this, diversity and inclusion is essential to our culture and our values.

What's on offer for you? A collaborative working environment which will provide you with opportunities for ongoing training and development. Benefits will also include salary packaging, our employee assistance program and connection with our Aboriginal Staff Network.

All appointments are made subject to a satisfactory National Police Check conducted by Austin Health and if required, a Working with Children Check.

Aboriginal Employment Officer

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Edwina Ross - (04) 8190 2866 - (__) ____ ____

Aboriginal Employment Officer