Health Promotion Officer

Port Lincoln Aboriginal Health Service Inc.
Port Lincoln, Whyalla & Eyre Peninsula SA
Medical Administration (Healthcare & Medical)
Full time
Posted 14d ago

Port Lincoln Aboriginal Health Service (PLAHS) Inc

Health Promotion Officer – Fulltime 1.0 EFT

PLAHS Employees Enterprise Agreement 2019, Health Worker Grade 3 (negotiated according to qualifications/experience)

A full-time position is available in this Aboriginal community-controlled Health Service for a highly motivated and creative Health Promotion Officer located in the Public Health Team. 

Responsibilities include:

  • Promotion of Aboriginal community health and well-being utilising a Population Health approach
  • Planning and implementation of health promotion activities developed within the PLAHS Strategic Plan in consultation with service providers, agencies and the Aboriginal community
  • Coordination of community health education events and provision of an annual calendar of health promotion activities
  • Contributing to: community consultation and development; research and evaluation: workshop facilitation: resource and policy development, submission writing, advocacy, designing and delivering public information campaigns 
  • Promoting realistic community expectations of services and referral pathways
  • Coordination of all health promotional, screening or educational activities to primary and secondary school students and community health education events
  • Providing data and reports as required
  • Coordinating multi-media productions (TV, radio, advertising, publications, pamphlets etc)

The successful applicant will have:

  • A Certificate IV in Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Primary Health Care Practice and/or an acceptable equivalent qualification/experience 
  • Completed health promotion training, or willingness to undertake further education relevant to the position
  • understanding of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures and values
  • ability to work effectively in a multi-disciplinary team approach
  • effective communication skills with a wide range of people and organisations 
  • sound IT competence in use of Microsoft Office products, data entry and multimedia programs
  • knowledge of relevant local and external resources and organisations
  • ability to maintain strict confidentiality and uphold privacy principles
  • a current full, unrestricted driver’s licence, a satisfactory Working with Children Check (WWCC), an Aged Care related DCSI Criminal History Check, and/or a National Police Certificate 
  • Applicants must provide proof of Covid-19 and current influenza vaccines or be willing to have these prior to commencement.

The Job and Person Specification (including selection criteria) is available from the PLAHS website (www.plahs.org.au), Facebook Page and Reception - phone 86830162 or [email protected]

Enquiries to: Carolyn Miller, Chief Executive Officer – phone 86830162 or [email protected].

Written applications MUST address all selection criteria in the Person Specification and include a covering letter and a current resume with names and contact details of three (3) work-related referees

APPLICATIONS CLOSE STRICTLY AT 5:00pm Friday August 19th 2022 

Employer questions

Your application will include the following questions:
  • Do you have a current Working With Children (WWC) Check?
  • Do you have a current Police Check (National Police Certificate) for employment?
  • Do you have data entry experience?
  • Which of the following statements best describes your Covid-19 vaccination status?
  • Do you have a current Australian driver's licence?
  • How many years' experience do you have with project planning and scheduling?
  • Which of the following Microsoft Office products are you experienced with?

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