Health Promotion Officer

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Department: Central Gippsland Health
Work Type: Ongoing - part time
Job Function: Health and Allied Health
Classification: As per award
Work Location: Gippsland - Wellington
Reference: VG/1315281
Closing Date: 25-Jan-2018
Salary Range: As per award
Job Duration: N/A
Attachments: Position Description Health Promotion Officer January 2018.docx (Word, 642KB)
Job Specification

Contact: Ruth Churchill
5143 8839

Position Details


Part-time Position (0.6 EFT)


Applications are invited from suitably qualified/experienced persons for the position of Health Promotion Officer at Central Gippsland Health (CGH).


CGH is an active member of the Healthy Wellington group which develops and facilitates the Wellington Municipal Public Health & Wellbeing Plan (known as the Healthy Wellington Plan).  Working with our partners, we take a proactive health promotion approach to improving the health and wellbeing of our population.  Through this approach, we aim to strengthen protective factors and reduce factors which contribute to poor health in our community.  We recognize the important role location plays in health and wellbeing so we take a place based approach.  This enables us to take action within and across a range of settings in Wellington to promote health and wellbeing.  The interventions specifically supported by our CGH Health Promotion Officer focus on settings - early childhood centres, primary schools and our own workplace.  We currently use the Smiles 4 Miles and Achievement programs as frameworks to support this work.


The key purpose of this position is to:

  • Plan, implement and evaluate the CGH components of the Wellington Municipal Health & Wellbeing Plan
  • Continue to support the Smiles 4 Miles and Achievement Program
  • Actively participate in the various partnerships that support the integrated health promotion work of Healthy Wellington and Wellington Primary Care Partnership
  • Provide leadership in Health Promotion at Central Gippsland Health


Applicants must address selection criteria which include:

  • Tertiary qualifications, preferably in health promotion/community development/social welfare
  • Experience in health promotion/community development processes
  • Well developed project management skills
  • A strong understanding of the social model of health
  • Proficient in computer use and programs, eg Microsoft Office
  • Current Driver's License and clear Police Check


For further information please contact Ruth Churchill, Manager Community Health & Partnerships on 5143 8839.  


Applications must include:

  • Cover letter
  • Statement addressing selection criteria - qualifications, experience, leadership and technical capabilities
  • Current resume detailing previous experience and the names and telephone numbers of two (2) relevant referees

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