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Program Support Officer - Achievement Program


Employer: Cancer Council Victoria
Work Type/s: Contract, Full Time
Classification/s: Health Promotion, Policy & Research
Sector/s: Not For Profit (NFP)
Location: Melbourne

Job posted on: 01 August, 2019.
Applications close: 19 August, 2019. (Expired)

  • Support the delivery of the Achievement Program in Victoria
  • Work with a diverse team enhancing health promoting environments in early childhood services, schools and workplaces
  • Be a part of Australia’s most trusted cancer ‘Not for Profit’ organisation
  • Full time fixed term position for 12 months – St Kilda Road, Melbourne
  • PREV.178

About your environment

Since our establishment in 1936, Cancer Council Victoria has developed an international reputation for our innovative work in cancer research, prevention and support. As an independent, not-for-profit organisation, we play a leading role in reducing the impact of all cancers on all people.

The Prevention Division aims to reduce the risk of cancer in the Victorian population through social marketing, advocacy, professional training and providing policy advice based on the best available evidence. This involves action to affect individual behaviours as well as to influence the broader physical and legislative environment.

The Prevention Division includes a broad range of cancer prevention and screening programs including the Achievement Program which aims to support workplaces, schools and early childhood services to enhance their health promoting environments. It does this through assisting organisations to achieve set quality standards and by providing a fully integrated quality framework for prevention. The Achievement Program sets quality benchmarks for health promotion action, as well as providing consistency across Victoria as part of the broader community effort to improve health and wellbeing.

About your opportunity

We are seeking a Program Support Officer to join the Achievement Program team. Reporting to the Education Coordinator, your role is to:

  • Provide high-quality support to early childhood services and schools to engage with and progress through the Achievement Program
  • Provide expert advice to members regarding progression through the Achievement Program
  • Implement activities to build the capacity of health promoters, education members and workplace members
  • Participate in data analysis and monthly, quarterly and annual reporting required for effective monitoring and evaluation of program activities

All about you

We are looking for someone with:

  • Tertiary qualifications in public health, health promotion, social sciences OR a related discipline OR relevant experience.
  • Demonstrated knowledge and experience in supporting and implementing public health projects, programs or policy.
  • Sound understanding of settings-based health promotion principles.
  • Sound relationship and communication skills (written and verbal) particularly in communicating health promotion practice to an education audience

What we can offer you

How to apply for this job

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