Employment as Associate Lecturer in Rural Mental Health Education with UNIVERSITY OF MELBOURNE

Location: Wangaratta

Role Type: Full time (part time negotiable); CDD until December 2023

Faculty: Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences

Department/School: Rural Health Department

Salary: A-level$75,289 – $102,163 per year plus 17% super

Founded in 1853, the University of Melbourne is Australia’s No. 1 university and is consistently ranked among the top universities in the world. We are proud of our staff, our commitment to excellence in research and teaching, and our global engagement.

About the Department of Rural Health

The Department of Rural Health is a department of Melbourne Medical School, University of Melbourne. The department is based in Shepparton, Ballarat, Bendigo (in partnership with Monash University and La Trobe University) and Wangaratta and has associations with over 40 small rural towns in Victoria.

The Department of Rural Health is a rural health training program aimed at supporting, improving and increasing the recruitment, retention and quality of the rural health workforce in Victoria. This position is available in the University Department of Rural Health (UDRH) program which supports internships for nursing and allied health students, provides training in Indigenous health, and undertakes research in rural health.

About the role

UDRH is seeking an educator to develop, support and teach in rural mental health and wellbeing student community placements for its newly funded project, Mental Health and Wellbeing for Remote and Indigenous Victorians. The role operates from an interprofessional service-learning model to support and educate students to deliver rural mental health promotion, prevention and early intervention in grassroots community groups in areas more rural parts of North East Victoria. The position is funded as part of a larger project in rural Victoria focusing on student placements in mental health and wellbeing.

In a typical week at work, you can:

  • Develop interprofessional service-learning placements in wellness and mental health and wellness promotion, prevention and early intervention in rural communities east of Wangaratta.
  • Provide student orientation and facilitate mental health and wellbeing education for students to prepare them to provide tailored mental health and wellbeing promotion, prevention and early intervention with specific groups in rural communities.
  • Recruit and manage casual supervisors for specific student placements, train supervisors for service-learning placements, and ensure supervisors focus on student learning needs.
  • Ensure that internships are evaluated by students, supervisors, participants and other stakeholders.

Please note that job sharing is possible, so if you are interested in this position but would like to work part-time, please apply.

About you

You are a confident communicator with high-level interpersonal skills and the ability to develop and maintain strong partnerships with community organizations, health services and community stakeholders in rural communities.

Ideally, you will also have:

  • Advanced degree in nursing, paramedic, community development or similar discipline
  • Demonstrated experience in developing partnerships with stakeholders in a rural community setting
  • Experience teaching mental health and wellbeing at tertiary level
  • Experience supporting and supervising internships and student internships
  • Knowledge of current evidence and research on rural labor issues in Australia

To ensure that the University continues to provide a safe environment for all, this position requires the incumbent to hold an up-to-date and valid working with children verification.

Benefits of working with us

In addition to having the opportunity to grow and meet challenges, and to be part of a vibrant campus life, our employees enjoy a range of rewarding benefits:

  • Flexible work arrangements and generous personal, parental and cultural leaves
  • Competitive remuneration, 17% super, salary package and leave loading
  • Free and subsidized health and wellness services, and access to fitness and cultural clubs
  • Discounts on a wide range of products and services, including Myki and Qantas Club cards
  • Career development opportunities and 25% off graduate courses for staff and their immediate families

To learn more, please visit https://about.unimelb.edu.au/careers/staff-benefits.

Be yourself

At UoM, we value the unique backgrounds, experiences and contributions each person brings to our community, and we encourage and celebrate diversity. Indigenous Australians, those who identify as LGBTQIA+, women, people of all ages with disabilities and from diverse cultures are encouraged to apply for our roles. Our goal is to create a workforce that reflects the community in which we live.

Join us!

If you think this role is right for you, please submit your application, including a brief cover letter, your resume, and your responses to the selection criteria^ (found in the job description) for the role.

For information to help you compile short statements to meet the selection criteria and competencies, please see http://about.unimelb.edu.au/careers/selection-criteria

If you require reasonable adjustments with the recruitment process, please contact the Talent Acquisition team at hr-talent@unimelb.edu.au.

Due to the impacts of COVID-19, we are currently prioritizing applicants with valid work rights in Australia and applicants who are not affected by travel restrictions. Please see the latest updates to Australia’s immigration and border provisions: https://covid19.homeaffairs.gov.au/

The University of Melbourne is required to comply with applicable health guidelines and directives issued by the Victorian Minister of Health. The University of Melbourne requires all University of Melbourne employees to be fully immunized against COVID-19 unless an exemption order applies. All applicants must therefore meet this requirement when submitting an application.

Job Description : 0056025 Associate Lecturer in Rural Mental Health Education PD.pdf

Closing of applications: June 02, 2022 11:55 PM AUS Eastern Standard Time

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