Health Promotion Officer (CALD)

This role provides a great opportunity to work with culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) communities in south-west Sydney and across NSW as part of a dynamic health promotion unit. The successful candidate will work within a collaborative team environment in Fairfield, south-west Sydney, on innovative reproductive and sexual health programs including consumer engagement, community education, health information resource development and other project-based work.   

Applications close: 23 July 2019

Position summary

The primary role of the Health Promotion Officer (CALD) is to deliver high quality health promotion projects to address the reproductive and sexual health needs of CALD communities in NSW with a focus on south-west Sydney. The Health Promotion Officer (CALD) 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. Some travel is expected.

Responsibilities

  • 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 CALD 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 Unit

Essential criteria

  • Tertiary qualifications in health promotion, public health, social science (with a health promotion major), health education, allied health or related field
  • Demonstrated understanding of health promotion theory and evidence-based application including needs analyses, project planning and evaluation
  • Previous experience and an understanding of working with 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
  • Demonstrated ability to write high quality reports and other written communication for a variety of audiences
  • Experience working as part of a multi-disciplinary team across multiple projects with the ability to apply effective interpersonal skills
  • Current drivers licence and high level of computer literacy

Desirable criteria

  • Understanding of the sexual and reproductive health issues as they relate to CALD communities

Contact details

For further information please contact the Health Promotion Manager, Rob Hardy on 02 8752 4306

All applications must be submitted including an up to date resume and a cover letter addressing the selection criteria.
Click here to apply.

Applications close 23/07/2019.

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