- Job Listing Date
- 8 Aug 2018
- Melbourne, Eastern Suburbs
- Work Type
- Part Time
- Community Services & Development, Community Development
Link Health and Community (Link HC) supports people in our community by providing a range of health and support services as well as Early Childhood Early Intervention (ECEI) as a Community Partner of the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS). We are located in the East and South East suburbs of Melbourne as well as Gippsland.
We are currently seeking an experienced Health Promotion Officer to join our Health Promotion, Research and Strategy team. Your role will be to develop, implement and evaluate projects and conduct research and community consultation in line with our strategic plan. Your priority action areas are the Prevention of Violence against Women, Gender Equity and Respectful Relationships among young people.
Tasks and Responsibilities:
- Actively participate in the development, implementation and evaluation of the Health Promotion Plan.
- Develop and deliver health promotion strategies that build capacity around the primary prevention of violence against women, promote gender equity and respectful relationships among young people.
- Develop, strengthen and maintain collaborative relationships with key stakeholders
- Have a working knowledge of the evidence base, assist with community research and analysis of data to support the development of projects and services
- Contribute to project reporting and evaluation (internal and to funding bodies) as required.
- Participate in the development and dissemination of high quality written and verbal communication
- Contribute to organisational capacity building for health promotion, with a specific focus on gender equity
- Assist with the identification and sourcing of appropriate funding for priority initiatives and contribute to the writing of funding submissions and reports
Skills and Experience:
- A tertiary qualification in health promotion, public health, community development or a related discipline
- At least 2-3 years of experience in the planning, implementation and evaluation of evidence-based health promotion activities
- Comprehensive understanding of frameworks for the primary prevention of violence against women, gender equity and respectful relationships, preferably with recent experience working in this area
- Commitment to working within a social model of health and demonstrated knowledge of contemporary health promotion theory and practice, settings-based approaches, emerging issues and trends and evidence-based practice
- Demonstrated ability in using participatory approaches to engage and co-design initiatives and a sound knowledge of evaluation practices
- Highly developed interpersonal and communication skills (e.g. liaison, negotiation, advocacy, written reports) and ability to develop strong and effective relationships and partnerships with internal and external stakeholders including community members
- Strong organisational skills including the capacity to be proactive and use initiative, set priorities and to plan and act to achieve desired outcomes within specific timeframes.
- Intermediate computer skills in Microsoft Word, Outlook, Excel and Internet Explorer
- An understanding of community health principles and asset-based community development
- Experience in working with young people and settings within which they may engage (e.g. schools)
- Understanding of the needs, issues, and sensitivities of people from culturally and linguistically different backgrounds.
- Knowledge of the Eastern Metropolitan Region
- Police Check, both National and where applicable International
- Current Working with Children Check
- A Current Drivers Licence
Link HC is an equal opportunity employer that values diversity. We encourage all suitable applicants to apply. Applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people from a culturally diverse background and people with a lived experience of disability are encouraged to apply. Applicants must be eligible to work in Australia.
Visit http://www.linkhc.org.au/get-involved/careers/ to view the Position Description.
To apply please submit your CV along with a cover letter outlining your experience, and addressing the key selection criteria.