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Allied Health Clinical Lead, Social Work

James Cook University

Are you an accredited Social Worker with an adventurous spirit and a passion to make a difference to the health of those living in rural, regional and remote Queensland? Lead excellence in remote, rural, and indigenous health Fixed-term contract to 30 June 2025 Amazing chance to experience the Central QLD Highlands Academic Level B - $97,856 - $115,465 17% superannuation We offer an exciting opportunity for a Clinical Lead in Social Work to join our world-leading institution at James Cook University (JCU). A full-time, fixed-term appointment to June 2025, this is a rare opportunity to be part of the inaugural Allied Health Service-Learning Team based in Emerald. WHAT YOU CAN ACCOMPLISH IN THE ROLE As an integral part of our dynamic and innovative team, you will facilitate service-learning programs in collaboration with local community-based organisations.

With a mission to lead excellence in remote, rural and Indigenous Health with a focus on Social Work you will provide clinical supervision to undergraduate students, engage with local stakeholders, and support inter-professional learning in a remote context. Based in the Central Highlands of Queensland, you will be required to travel to remote communities and work in non-clinical environments such as day-cares, schools, and aged care facilities and communicate sensitively and effectively with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. Service learning is an innovative approach to remote service provision and workforce development.

It delivers student-assisted, periodic, interprofessional services for adults and children in areas of high or unmet need as identified by service providers and community. WHAT YOU WILL BRING TO THE ROLE With an adventurous spirit, an innovative approach and a recognised registration as a Social Worker, you will have experience in service-learning community rehabilitation and can demonstrate a passion, experience, and capacity for student support and teaching. Your ability to engage, influence and collaborate effectively across organizations, professions and regions will see you improve access to Social Work services and contribute to the centre’s primary goal to improve the health of rural and remote populations.

This is an incredible opportunity for someone who wants to move away from a traditional clinical role, work with Indigenous people, experience rural QLD and be fully supported to further your career through academic endeavours such as a postgrad, masters, or PhD. ABOUT THE CENTRAL QUEENSLAND CENTRE FOR RURAL AND REMOTE HEALTH The James Cook University Central Queensland Centre for Rural and Remote Health (CQCRRH) is based in Emerald. It is a federally funded University Department of Rural health, one of a national network of sixteen funded by the Rural Health Multidisciplinary Training program as a health workforce strategy.

This brand-new Centre will enhance clinical placements, embedding students into practices, services, organisations and communitie.


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