Candidate: Hayley Johns
Rural Health Club: BREAATHHE
Please provide summary of why you are interested in the position, your ability to fulfill the position and your previous experience related to the position. (Word limit: 300 words)
My passion, knowledge, and skills rest in the hands (…or feet) of Allied Health! I grew-up on a rural property at the foothills of the Barrington Tops National Park, I am currently a third year PODIATRY student at The University of Newcastle, Podiatry Student Ambassador, and a proud General Councillor for Allied Health of our NRHSN Rural Health Club (BREAATHHE)! I am confident that I will thrive in this position as your Allied Health Officer as I am a highly self-motivated person who is willing to go above and beyond on any project I set out to do. Through BREAATHHE I have actively assisted in the organisation and delivery of activities that promote and encourage rural and remote health career, as well as being a lot of fun! Some of my greatest achievements to date include: my appointment as a Justice of the Peace, Maitland Young Citizen of the Year, Gold Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award and a sixth grade pass with honours for Piano Practice of Music (AMEB). More recently I have participated in youth advocacy initiatives – including The Agricultural Societies Council of NSW for Next Generation Volunteer, UNICEF NSW Youth Summit on Living with Drought, and Foundation for Young Australian’s ‘Local and Vocal’ Initiative. From these experiences I have actively participated within my community to provide meaningful impact for the lives and future of young people, of which I discuss as a member of the Lake Macquarie Youth Advisory Council. Having previously applied for positions to join the NRHSN team, to be on the Executive Committee in my final year of study would be an absolute dream! I love a good podiatry pun and thank you for reading my applicant introduction! Vote #1 Hayley
Please provide a response to the Key Selection Criteria. (Word limit: 1000 words)
I would provide professional representation of NRHSN, and actively contribute and participate in all areas! My passion and interest in all things rural and healthcare make me a strong candidate for this position, through my demonstrated leadership and involvement in the field of allied health. My previous experience also includes media interviews, as a student ambassador for podiatry (please see video link attached below), as well as advocating Youth Initiatives on NBN news upon interview. I understand the importance of team work and working cohesively and effectively, and regularly work in team environments through my volunteering for my community, when at university, and when at work.
Please provide your Curriculum Vitae. This can include a summary of specific previous experiences you have had related to rural health and leadership (events, courses, positions held, relevant previous or current employment). (Word limit: 500 words)
Education: 2017 – Current, Bachelor of Podiatry, University of Newcastle, Central Coast Campus – Ourimbah • Current, Certificate IV in Leadership and Management, St. John Ambulance NSW National Course Code: BSB42015 • 2018, Certificate IV – Allied Health Assistance (Podiatry), TAFE NSW North Coast National Course Code: HLT43015 • Certificate III – Business Administration TAFE NSW Digital National Course Code: BSB30415 • Statement of Attainment in Team Leader Skill Set, TAFE NSW Digital National Course Code: BSBSS00063 • 2016, Higher School Certificate, Gloucester High School, School Captain & Student Representative Council Member
Justice of the Peace, NSW JP Registration • NSW Health Compliance: Certificate of Assessment and Compliance for Category A Position • St John First Aid Certificate: Provide Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation, Provide Basic Life Support, Provide First Aid • National Police Check • Working With Children Check
Employment: January 2019 – Current, Student Ambassador, The University of Newcastle, NSW • March 2018 – Current, Receptionist & Clinic Assistant, The Hunter Foot Clinic Adamstown • June 2017 – November 2018, Receptionist, Century 21 Charlestown Carkeet Johns Smith
Awards: Maitland Young Citizen of the Year 2019 • Gloucester Young Citizen of the Year 2016 – For Citizenship and Volunteering in the Gloucester Community • The Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award Australia, Pertained Bronze (2014), Silver (2015), & Gold (2016)
Volunteer Work: St John Ambulance Volunteer – Maitland, NSW Division, January 2020 – Current • Maitland Showgirl – Hunter River Agricultural & Horticultural Assoc Ltd January 2020 – Current • Gloucester Showgirl – Gloucester Agricultural, Horticultural and Pastoral Society, April 2016, April 2017, April 2018 • State Emergency Service Training – Disaster & Humanitarian Relief, November 2015 – December 2016
Professional Memberships: The Lake Macquarie Youth Advisory Council (LMYAC) – 2018 to Current • Agricultural Societies Council of NSW Next Generation Executive Committee Group 3 Delegate – 2018 to 2020 • National Rural Health Students Network – BREAATHHE – 2017 to Current • Australian Podiatry Association – 2017 to Current
Relevant Experience: Third Year Bachelor of Podiatry Student at The University of Newcastle, BREAATHHE General Councillor for Allied Health, Agricultural Societies Council of NSW Next Generation General Committee Member (previously Group 3 Delegate), Certificate IV in Leadership & Management (currently completing through St John), Active member of St John Ambulance NSW – Maitland Division, Lake Macquarie Youth Advisory Council Member, Maitland Young Citizen of the Year 2019, Maitland Showgirl (current), Gloucester Young Citizen of the Year 2016, Gloucester Showgirl (2018-2019), Australian Podiatry Association’s Virtual Conference 2020 – Optimising Lower Limb Health..