Health Promotion Officer

Permanent, Part time
24 hours/ week
Dubbo & surrounds (routine travel to outreach locations across western NSW is required) 

Applications close: 1 May 2019

Position summary

The primary role of the Health Promotion Officer is to deliver high quality health promotion projects to address the reproductive and sexual health needs of local priority populations including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities, young people and emerging culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) communities. The Health Promotion Officer will play an active role in the planning, development, implementation and evaluation of health promotion projects utilising evidence based frameworks. These projects are diverse and include community based campaigns, consumer engagement, health information resource production, community education and capacity building.

Responsibilities

 

Health promotion

  • Contribute to the planning, development, delivery and evaluation of comprehensive health promotion programs including community education and resource production
  • Conduct needs analyses to assist in determining priorities for health promotion action
  • Actively build partnerships which enhance health promotion activities and facilitate collaborative action
  • Support the implementation of the organisation’s Consumer Engagement Framework and ensure consumers are involved in all stages of health promotion project planning and implementation
  • Formulate evidence based health promotion goals and project plans to address an identified health issue
  • Manage health promotion projects including working within timeframe and budget constraints
  • Incorporate evaluation into the planning of health promotion programs
  • Provide advice on issues relating to working with regional priority populations both within Family Planning NSW and to other service providers
  • Provide timely, high quality reports and other written communication for a variety of audiences
  • Collaborate with other Family Planning NSW staff and external agencies to provide high quality and appropriate programs to targeted populations
  • Represent Family Planning NSW in relevant forums
  • Actively participate as a team member in the Health Promotion Team in particular, work collaboratively and support the Aboriginal Liaison Officer at the Dubbo centre

Ongoing skill development

  • Receive and participate in appropriate support, training and supervision to achieve and maintain the necessary skills, knowledge and aptitude to perform the role
  • Take personal responsibility for continuing skill development
  • Participate in performance development processes to identify skill development opportunities for continuous improvement
  • Attend mandatory training and in-service programs
  • Ensure that all protocols, policies, procedures and circulated literature are read and acted upon

 

Essential criteria

  • Tertiary qualifications in health promotion or related field
  • Demonstrated understanding of health promotion theory and evidence-based application including needs analysis, project planning and evaluation
  • Previous experience and an understanding of working with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities and/or young people and/or CALD communities
  • Experience in establishing partnerships with relevant organisations and facilitating collaborative action
  • Demonstrated ability and experience in the design, delivery and evaluation of community based education projects
  • Proven strong interpersonal, negotiation, written and oral communication skills with a variety of audiences
  • High level ability to manage competing demands and adapt effectively to change
  • High level computer skills including word processing, spreadsheets and data entry
  • Current NSW drivers licence

Desirable criteria

  • Understanding of sexual and reproductive health issues as they relate to priority populations in regional areas
  • Family Planning NSW is committed to reconciliation and strongly encourages Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander people to apply for this position

Contact details

For your application to be considered, you must submit an up to date resume and cover letter addressing essential and desirable criteria by close of business Wednesday 1 May 2019. 

If you require further information please contact the Health Promotion Manager on 02 8752 4306.

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