Expression of Interest - Teaching Associates in Psychiatry
Job No.: 641103
Location: Clayton campus
Employment Type: Sessional
Duration: Sessional until 31 December 2022
Remuneration:Sessional rates apply
Monash University's Department of Psychiatry, School of Clinical Sciences is
seeking to appoint a sessional Teaching Associate , for students within
the Undergraduate Certificate in Mental Health (M0501). The Undergraduate
Certificate in Mental Health, a relatively new course is aimed at educating
non-mental health workers and professionals working or planning to work with
people with mental illnesses, for example, peer support workers, ambulance
paramedics, residential care staff, child protection workers and youth
workers. It consists of four core units and has CSP funding for 2022. The
first intake of students commenced in March 2021 and the course has received
new student intake in both semesters of 2022. Other Monash undergraduates have
also enrolled in the units as electives.
Undergraduate Certificate in Mental Health has a course structure consisting
of 4 online units running in 12-week teaching periods each semester. The plan
is to teach in Summer Semester A,2022, Semester 1 and 2, 2023. Most students
undertake 2 units per semester. A minority enrol full-time and complete 4
units in one semester.
The Teaching Associate provides a range of academic support for the
Undergraduate Certificate in Mental Health predominantly as a unit coordinator
for one of the 4 units in the course. This consists of responsibility for the
development and review of the unit content and assessment material and
coordination duties such as monitoring of discussion forums with appropriate
advice from and support of more senior staff. It is expected that the
incumbent will also contribute to the development of the overall course
curriculum. This position will involve the development and maintenance of
excellent working relationships with the internal and external stakeholders
with a focus on excellence in process and judgement and the provision of sound
and timely advice to support students, staff, and other stakeholders.
You may be allocated to one of the following coursework units during the
coursework teaching period:
Assist on UMH 1101,1102, 1202
This is a great opportunity for academics who have a strong interest in using
their skills to support and supervise students and to progress their careers
in an innovative, flexible and supportive education environment.
A Bachelors' Degree or equivalent
The role is open to medical, nursing and allied health staff who have
worked in and understand mental health systems
Experience in teaching and/or supervision of tertiary level students
Passion for education and supporting students
A research track record appropriate to the level of experience
Ability to work positively and cooperatively with students and staff
High-level interpersonal skills and demonstrated ability to work
independently and as part of a team
Excellent written and oral communication skills
High levels of conscientiousness and commitment to the role
If you also have prior supervision experience, a masters or doctoral
qualification or understanding of online teaching and learning platforms, such
as Moodle this would also be an advantage.
We encourage applications from First Nations people, culturally and
linguistically diverse people, people with disabilities, neurodiverse people,
and people of all genders, sexualities and age groups.
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Dr Phyllis Chua, Course Convenor, +61 3 9594 1466
Kirsty Pope, Project Officer, +61 3 9904 4309
Applicants should submit their CV, cover letter, and response to the selection
Your application must address the selection criteria. Please refer to "How to
apply for Monash Jobs".
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