Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Cultural Educator

GP Synergy Ballina  
Employment Type:
FT - Full-Time Temporary  
Cultural Education Unit

  • Full time position, maximum term contract until December 2022
  • Ballina office location, North Coast NSW and New England North West NSW region
  • Friendly and well supported working environment
  • Competitive salary and salary packaging benefits available
  • Access to learning and development opportunities
  • ASAP start


About us

 GP Synergy is a leading provider of general practice training funded by the Australian Government to deliver vocational training to doctors seeking to specialise as general practitioners across NSW and ACT.

We are committed to building a skilled general practice workforce by delivering a high-quality education and training program that is responsive to regional population health needs.

Our organisation is underpinned by our values - respect, excellence and initiative.


The role

 GP Synergy is seeking a committed Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Cultural Educator who is suitably experienced and who shares our values, to join our cultural education team in our Ballina office.

Reporting to the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Cultural Education Unit Manager, the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Cultural Educator will provide region wide support for the training of GP registrars in Aboriginal health by implementing key priority areas defined in the GP Synergy Aboriginal Health Strategic Plan and will plan, develop and implement strategies that support GP Registrar training in Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Services (ACCHSs) in NSW and ACT.

The position will consult, liaise and negotiate with key stakeholders of GP Synergy and in the ACCHS sector including CEOs and or staff (clinical and management). In addition, the Cultural Educator will represent the interests of GP Synergy and advocate in forums and committees at state and national levels. This may include representing GP Synergy on committees related to GP training and recruitment and consult with agencies associated with the provision of these services (and related services) in NSW and ACT.


Selection criteria 

 To be considered for this opportunity, it is essential that applicants meet the following criteria:

  • identifies as an Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander person
  • tertiary qualifications related to the role
  • Understanding and knowledge of community, traditional, contemporary cultural protocols with sound knowledge of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander History
  • demonstrated experience in the design and delivery of Cultural Awareness and Safety Training and demonstrated skills and experience in cross cultural facilitation
  • demonstrated understanding of Aboriginal Community Controlled Health sector and the working environment for a GP Registrar
  • knowledge of, or the ability to rapidly acquire knowledge of, the requirements of GPs and GP Registrars training in NSW (desirable)
  • Ability to apply project management principles for the development, implementation monitoring and review of work plans based on the GP Synergy Aboriginal Health Strategic Plan (desirable)
  • unrestricted motor vehicle licence (own transport is preferred).

Occasional travel including overnight travel and after-hours duties will be required from time to time.

Shortlisted candidates will be required to undergo satisfactory screening, including but not limited to, a national criminal history check and reference screening.


Further information

 For further information and to obtain the Position Description, please visit our website http://www.gpsynergy.com.au About Us > Careers with Us > View current career opportunities or contact Kristy Kindon, People and Culture Officer on recruitment@gpsynergy.com.au.


How to apply

 To be considered for this great opportunity, please go to https://gpsynergy.connxcareers.com/ click on the position you wish to apply for and click 'Apply Now'.

Applications close COB Thursday 20th May 2021.

All applications will be treated in the strictest of confidence. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

GP Synergy has designated this position as an identified Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander position. Only Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are eligible to apply.

We do not accept canvassing or applications from recruitment companies.