Health Promotion Officer

Great opportunity to join the BRHS Community Nursing team in this diverse and rewarding role.
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Department: Bairnsdale Regional Health Service
Work Type: Ongoing - part time
Job Function: Medical and Nursing
Classification: As per award
Work Location: Gippsland - East Gippsland
Reference: VG/BRHS/CSS/1420013
Closing Date: 29-Sep-2019
Salary Range: As per award
Job Duration: N/A
Attachments: Position Description - Health Promotion Officer - 1420013 - September 2019.docx.pdf (PDF, 280KB)
Job Specification

Contact: Kate Kapolos, Community Health Manager
03 5152 0232

Position Details

Health Promotion Officer


STATUS:                Ongoing, Part Time

HOURS:                 8.0 hours per fortnight


A motivated health professional is sought to join our Community Health team in this interesting and rewarding role. 

The key responsibility of this role is to assist with the development and delivery of health promotion and health education programs for the local community in line with the EGPCP Integrated Health Promotion Plan and in collaboration with other partners.  Health promotion will use a systems approach with a focus on the regional priority areas of healthy eating, physical activity and mental health.

Community Health Nursing at BRHS comprises a multidisciplinary team of nurses based at the BRHS Ross Street campus providing individual care, group activities and health promotion.  The focus is on chronic disease, women's health, capacity building and prevention of disease.   The Community Health Nursing service is responsible to the Director of Community Health and Wellbeing and provides timely services and general information to clients, patients and other BRHS departments.

Consideration will be given to combining this role with the Smiles 4 Miles Coordinator role also currently being advertised. 

The successful candidate will demonstrate:

  • Tertiary Qualification in Health Promotion or a Health profession such as Nursing or an Allied Health discipline
  • A minimum of 2 years' experience working in a community setting with recent experience in Health Promotion
  • An understanding of, or experience with using systems thinking in health promotion.
  • Experience and an aptitude for working effectively with schools and parent groups or other community groups.
  • An understanding of the social model of health and its application to health promotion.
  • Excellent presentation skills with a proven ability to communicate effectively with a wide range of people.
  • A high level of self-motivation with the capacity to work well independently.


The successful applicant will benefit from: 

  • An attractive remuneration dependant on qualifications and experience.
  • Access to an extensive range of salary packaging options including novated leasing, meal, entertainment and venue hire card and relocation expenses.
  • Ongoing paid professional development leave
  • Employee assistance program
  • Health and Wellbeing program including gym membership at corporate rates


For more information on the position, please contact:

Kate Kapolos, Community Health Manager on 03 5152 0232

Applications by close of business:

Sunday 29th September 2019


Further position details are available in the position description.

Applications are to include a covering letter, resume (including two professional referees) and response to the key selection criteria as listed in the position description.  Applications are to be submitted by selecting the "Apply Now" button below.

A satisfactory National Police Check (no older than 12 months), a Working with Children Check and Health Declaration must be provided prior to commencement at BRHS.  

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