Aboriginal Employment

Aboriginal Employment

We believe that our staff should reflect the diverse community we serve because through our diversity we can provide better and more responsive services. Aboriginal public servants have already made a significant contribution to the Victorian community.

Our commitment

Castlemaine Health is committed to increasing employment opportunities for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians. We are focused on better representation of Aboriginal people in our workforce. Central to our Aboriginal Employment Plan is our objective to develop into a modern and inclusive workplace which values and respects Aboriginal people.

Equally, Karreeta Yirramboi is strongly focused on establishing the right pathways for Aboriginal employees to enter and progress their careers in the public sector. This includes ensuring all Indigenous young people can participate in education and training in order to build the skills and knowledge needed for a successful career with us.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Cadetship Program 2022

Dhelkaya Health is offering two positions within our Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Cadetship Program in 2022, supported by the Department of Health.

The cadetship program is open to nursing and allied health students who identify as Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander and who are enrolled in a course of study that will lead to a certified qualification.

As a successful applicant you will work as part of the health team under the supervision of a health practitioner relevant to your discipline, for 40 shifts across the year. In the hospital setting, the role can include assisting with patients’ activities of daily living, providing wellbeing support through communication, helping maintain a safe and clean environment, and supporting clinical procedures.

The benefits of the program are broad and varied, and include:

  • 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 outcomes

To be successful in this role you should:

  • identify as being of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander background
  • be studying one of the following- Bachelor of Nursing 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.

If you have the ability and drive to make a difference then take hold of this opportunity. For more information, please email edon@castlemainehealth.org.au or call 5471 3491.

All appointments are made subject to a satisfactory police records check.

You must have the right to permanently live and work in Australia to apply for this job.