Health Literacy Project Worker (Parental leave)

Time for a lifestyle change? Join a workplace thats friendly & welcoming! Located on the beautiful Great South Coast, South West Healthcare offers a comprehensive range of medical, surgical and psychiatric services. The organisation serves a catchment in excess of 110,000 and comprises of a total of 282 beds and an extensive range of primary and community services. Warrnambool boasts excellent sporting, education (pre-school to university), social and cultural facilities. The citys award winning foreshore promenade is a 5.7km path that stretches from the breakwater along the coastline to the Hopkins River mouth.
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Department: South West Healthcare
Work Type: Fixed term - part time
Job Function: Community Services
Classification: As per award
Work Location: Warrnambool
Reference: VG/1785911/2
Closing Date: 26-May-2024
Salary Range: As per award
Job Duration: N/A
Attachments: Health Literacy Project Worker - PD 2024.pdf (PDF, 140KB)
Job Specification

Health Literacy Project Worker - PD 2024.pdf (PDF, 140KB)
Job Specification

Contact: Caitlyn Hoggan

Position Details

About the role

South West Healthcare (SWH) Community Health Literacy Strategy has been developed to specifically address how we can best support our community to take personal responsibility and ownership for their health, both now and into the future. The Health literacy project worker will work collaboratively within SWH and externally within community in taking the lead for the organisation in delivery of Community Health Literacy Strategy including;

  • Delivery of public workshops to assist people to access trusted sources of readily available health information.
  • Actively lead health service participation in relevant community events, providing information and screening for relevant and common health conditions.
  • Implement a regular advertising campaign aimed at improving personal health behaviours, utilising communication methods that are engaging and easy to understand.
  • Research and implement communication tools.  
  • Participate in the health promotion team planning process.
  • Support the implementation of the regional health promotion plan.
  • Report progress through appropriate channels.

Position overview

  • Parental Leave - Fixed term, Part-time (64 hours per fortnight)
  • Warrnambool Campus
  • Community Development Worker
  • Salary range $61,604.40 - $85,274.80 pro rata, plus superannuation

What you bring

The successful applicant will have;

  • Demonstrated understanding of health and the importance of a healthy lifestyle.
  • Demonstrated understanding of health literacy.
  • Experience in engaging community in change initiatives.
  • Well-developed computer literacy including Email, Word and development of easy to understand information (eg use of infographics).
  • Current Victorian Drivers License.

What we offer

You will enjoy benefits such as:

  • Excellent salary packaging options including meals & entertainment, novated leasing and additional superannuation contributions;
  • Internal and external professional development opportunities;
  • A range of internal development opportunities focusing on personal development such as resilience and mentoring workshops and comprehensive leadership programs;
  • Excellent terms and conditions of employment;

Who we are

As an organisation SWH prides themselves on their values; Care, Respect, Excellence, Integrity and Leadership and their overall dedication to the local community. Learn more about SWH here.

SWH respects all individuals and promote equity and inclusion of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people of all genders, sexual orientations, abilities, ages, racial, cultural and religious backgrounds and socio- economic status.

SWH is the major specialist referral centre for the Barwon South West sub-region, and provides a comprehensive range of acute, sub-acute, specialist, community, mental health and aged services.

With a population of 39,000 and a catchment of 100,000 Warrnambool is the regional centre to Victoria's Great South Coast.

To learn about the vibrant town and region please visit:

How to apply

Submit your application by selecting the Apply button below and include a cover letter and resume by Sunday 26 May 2024. Please ensure you address the selection criteria as outlined in the position description.

Employment Terms and Conditions will be in line with the Allied Health Professionals (Victorian Public Sector) (Single Interest Employers) Enterprise Agreement 2021-2026 with the classification Community Development Worker. Salary range $61,604.40 - $85,274.80 pro rata.

The successful applicant will be required to be eligible for and undergo the following:

  • Police Record Check
  • Employee Working with Children's Check
  • Current Immunisation status

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