Health Promotion Officer (Aboriginal Communities)

Part Time 24 Hours per Week

Dubbo or Ashfield Location

Applications close: 22 February 2019

Position summary

Position Overview

The primary role of the Health Promotion Officer (Aboriginal) is to deliver high quality health promotion projects to address the reproductive and sexual health needs of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities in NSW. The Health Promotion Officer (Aboriginal) 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.


Key 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 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities 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


Safety & quality

  • Commit to maintain best practice by adhering to the scope and role boundaries as defined by Family Planning NSW
  • Commit to on-going skill development to update knowledge and enhance skills
  • Adhere to Family Planning NSW’s defined escalation and delegation policies and systems
  • Apply defined guidelines, policies, procedures and protocols applicable to the role
  • Adhere to the Incident Management Policy to report and escalate any issues
  • Commit to share knowledge and provide support and supervision to less experienced staff


Financial and resource management / administration

  • Maintain appropriate resource allocation, and effective management and administrative practices, in accordance with organisational policies, processes and delegations of FPNSW

Work health and safety

  • All employees are responsible to ensure they work in a manner which minimises the risk of injury to themselves, other workers, clients and visitors
  • Managers are responsible for ensuring that safe work practices are in place and all employees abide by safety instructions
  • Any potential risk should be reported to the employee’s manager immediately for investigation and remedy
  • Any breaches of safety procedures must be reported through the incident management procedures and any employee found breaching safety requirements will be subject to disciplinary action which may include termination of employment

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
  • 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 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities
  • Family Planning NSW is committed to reconciliation and strongly encourages Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander people to apply for this position.

Other requirements

  • A Criminal Record Check and Working With Children Check are required prior to commencement in this role
  • Immunisation / vaccination requirements apply to this role

Contact details

Contact the Acting Manager, Health Promotion on 02 8752 4326. for further information.

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