Meet Daniel Fejo, our new in-house Cultural Orientation Trainer
Part of our induction for new-to-remote health professionals (HPs) has been the Cultural Orientation training, which is conducted by Northern Territory General Practice Education (NTGPE). Going forward, RAHC will be offering this one-day cultural orientation program in-house.
Tanya Brunt, National Manager of RAHC, said, “As a part of our support system for HPs, we are glad to offer this crucial Cultural Orientation in-house through an experienced trainer with subject-matter expertise. Daniel Fejo, our new Cultural Orientation Trainer, has impressive credentials and a wealth of knowledge and wisdom in the area of delivering cultural orientation. He is a proud Larrakia man, the traditional owners of Darwin and is one of the eight group members of the family clan of Larrakia.”
The program is designed to give new-to-remote HPs an intensive and comprehensive introduction to the many cultural aspects of working with, and living in, remote Aboriginal communities. There is a focus on cultural issues in the context of providing health care in these communities.. This training assists HPs to be safe and efficient team members when they are at the remote clinics on placement.
Daniel Fejo, RAHC’s new Cultural Orientation Trainer, said, “I am looking forward to working with health professionals coming to the Territory to delivery health services for the first time. It can be a challenge and a little daunting if you have had no real prior experience of Indigenous culture. Our Cultural Orientation training certainly eases the path and I look forward to developing the program over the months ahead.”
In addition to his new role with RAHC, Daniel is also employed by the Northern Territory Stolen Generations Aboriginal Corporation (NTSGAC) as the link-up, social and emotional wellbeing Support Officer (Counsellor) in Darwin. He has completed a Cert IV in Community Services Works and a Diploma of Narrative Approaches for Aboriginal People - Counselling, Group and Community Work.