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Health Promotion Officer / Community Development Worker

Banyule Community Health
  • Part time position, 5 days per fortnight
  • One year contract with potential of extension
  • Supportive team-oriented environment
  • Generous Salary Packaging

Banyule Community Health is looking to recruit a highly motivated, and skilled Health Promotion Officer with excellent Community Development, Co-design and evaluation skills, to work within the diverse community of West Heidelberg (3081). Using a trauma-informed approach, you will work on key programs associated with the Integrated Health Promotion Plan. At present, the position has a particular focus on the priority areas of Healthy & Active Living and Early Literacy. Critical activities will include hands-on project work with the community, development of a community centred approach to our healthy eating/active living initiative including a review of our current health promotion materials and the functions of Buna Community Garden and the development of promotion and evaluation for the We Love Stories Program. This is a great opportunity to work with the community, in a professional and team-based environment, alongside other experienced Health Promotion Officers.

Your self-motivation, interpersonal skills, and expertise as a Health Promotion Officer/ Community Development Worker will see you excel in this role as you:

  • Work on the development of two key BCH Health Promotion programs to strengthen engagement with the community, through a mixture of hands-on program delivery and promotion, co-design, and rigorous data collection and evaluation.
  • Provide person-centred health promotion activities to the community of all ages and abilities.
  • Work collaboratively with Community, Volunteers, and the BCH Health Promotion Team in specified programs.
  • Build and maintain working partnerships with other services and stakeholders.
  • Work with Centre for Community Child Health, to design and deliver evaluation processes, including management of data.
  • Document and raise the profile of programs, including managing regular Facebook outputs.
  • Provide administrative support to programs as needed, including managing mailouts and databases.
  • Support grant writing when needed.

What you will need:

  • Relevant tertiary qualification e.g. community development, health promotion, social work, welfare studies, youth work or equivalent experience.
  • Experience in outreach, co-design and relational working practice.
  • Experience in facilitating programs with and for diverse communities.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and communication skills, including good report writing skills.
  • Excellent project management, promotion and evaluation skills.
  • Ability to build and maintain positive working partnerships with diverse stakeholders.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
  • Knowledge of West Heidelberg (3081) would be highly regarded.
  • Ability to speak an additional relevant community language would be highly regarded.
  • Knowledge in early literacy and/or gardening is highly desirable.
  • Victorian Driver's Licence highly desirable

About us

The Community Programs team aims to reduce health and social inequity by building the capacity of individuals and the community. Driven by principles of person-centred care, self-management and community engagement, the team provides a range of programs across different population groups. Community Programs deliver dynamic and diverse services with demonstrable outcomes for marginalised and at-risk populations, focusing on improving their health from a holistic perspective.

For enquiries, call Lis Blake on 0409 887 770

Please address key selection criteria in your cover letter.

Banyule Community Health is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to ensuring recruitment processes are fair to all candidates.

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