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Community Engagement Officer - Indigenous


Employer: South Eastern Melbourne Primary Health Network
Work Type/s: Contract, Full Time, Part Time
Classification/s: Community Development, Health Promotion, Indigenous
Sector/s: Not For Profit (NFP)
Location: Melbourne

Job posted on: 14 January, 2019.
Applications close: 03 February, 2019. (Expired)

  • Build positive and sustainable relationship with communities within our catchment
  • Help to improve health outcomes for communities
  • New and exciting opportunity

Job Details

  • 18 month maximum term full time position available (part time negotiable)
  • Located in a modern office at Heatherton
  • Only Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander people are eligible to apply as this position is exempt under the Special Measure Provision, Section 12(1) of the Equal Opportunity Act 2011 (Vic).

Help build sustainable and positive relations with the Aboriginal and Torres Strait communities within our catchment.

About the business

South Eastern Melbourne Primary Health Network (SEMPHN) has the key objectives of:

  • Increasing the efficiency and effectiveness of medical services for patients, particularly those at risk of poor health outcomes, and
  • Improving coordination of care to ensure patients receive the right care in the right place at the right time.

About the Community

SEMPHN is looking to grow its engagement and connection to the community within our catchment. The catchment stretches from St Kilda to Sorrento and as far east as Bunyip, including the major population hubs of Monash, Dandenong, Moorabbin, Caulfield, Cranbourne, Frankston and Pakenham.

We acknowledge and respect the diversity of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures across Australia, Victoria, and South East Melbourne, and the importance of providing culturally sensitive services that meet communities and individuals needs.

Building positive and sustainable relationships with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities and organisations is paramount to SEMPHN priority of improving the health outcomes of these communities. 

About the role

The Community Engagement Officer will help build sustainable and positive relations with communities within our catchment.

This role also involves collaboration, focus and prioritising SEMPHN’s current and future Reconciliation Action Plans (RAP), attendance at community events, as well as presenting and facilitating our cultural awareness training.

About you

We are looking for someone who is community focused, with understanding of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities within our catchment, with good communication and writing skills. Strong stakeholder engagement and planning skills are critical to this role.

Organisational time management and prioritising skills are also an important part of this role.

Benefits of working with SEMPHN

  • Excellent benefits including salary packaging
  • A strong commitment to wellness including Employee Assistance Program
  • Ample staff car parking
How to apply for this job

This job ad has now expired, and applications are no longer being accepted.