Job Opportunity - First Nations Health Tutors

Employment opportunity for casual First Nations Health Tutors to provide cultural safety training to health professions

The aim of the interprofessional program activity is to bring students and staff together to engage with multiple knowledges and ways of knowing, including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander knowledges.

The opportunity

We are seeking First Nations Health Tutors to help co-teach small group online tutorials.

Tutors are not required to be a health professional. The role is to help guide student’s reflections about cultural safety practice within healthcare settings for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and communities. Applicants need to

  • Identify as an Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander person
  • Have a passion for First Nations health and wellbeing
  • Have an interest in teaching health professions' students about cultural safety practice in healthcare settings

Key information

  • Tutorials will run daily from Monday 20 March to Thursday 23 March
  • All tutorial sessions are paid at University Tutoring rates, with paid briefing and debriefing
  • All tutorials are co-delivered with a University tutor, who can manage classroom administration
  • No previous tutoring experience required
  • All teaching materials, including tutor notes and resources is provided

About the program

Each year, the Ways of Knowing program runs for staff and students from health professions' disciplines at the University of Melbourne.

Students will learn about and explore Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health and wellbeing, cultural safety and collaborative practice. They will come from health professions including

  • Audiology
  • Dentistry
  • Medicine
  • Nursing
  • Optometry
  • Physiotherapy
  • Psychology
  • Population and Global Health
  • Social Work
  • Speech Pathology

More information

Contact Carolyn Cracknell carolyn.cracknell@unimelb.edu.au for more information.