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Community Engagement Officer

IPC Health
  • 0.4 FTE Part Time Fixed Term (Special Projects) until 31 March 2022 + $74,800 - $82,000 pa including 10% super at above award (Pro Rata for Part Time)
  • Enjoy a tax break with a generous salary packaging + Added flexibility with plenty of onsite parking!
  • Benefit from on-going employee development, as well as exposure to a continuous improvement philosophy

We are One Team IPC Health, we are passionate, creative and we make a difference.

We deliver innovative high-quality services that are client centred, collaborative, coordinated and demonstrate value through measured impact. We are a not-for-profit community health service committed to working with the rapidly growing areas of Melbourne’s middle and outer West, where population will grow by 400,000 in the coming 15 years. By year 2035, we anticipate that the total population served will be approximately 1.2 million.

The Opportunity

Be a part of the Brimbank and Melton High Risk Accommodation Response (HRAR) team, supporting residents living in, and proprietors of, high risk accommodation such as public housing, rooming houses, community housing, caravan parks and SRS. Through outreach engagement, the team will provide COVID-19 Vaccine Rollout information and education, COVID-19 preparedness and prevention health and other health promotion messaging. You will also be providing case planning support to residents in HRAR settings to link with health and wellbeing services to address issues as identified by them.

Through your experience, you will have the capacity to work with complex clients, and undertake initial needs assessment to effectively refer to appropriate services. With a special interest in health promotion and supporting initiatives to better improve their health and wellbeing, you will thrive in a fast paced work environment.

Based at Caroline Springs, this opportunity is a 0.4FTE Part Time Fixed Term (Special Projects) position until 31 March 2022. This role is classified as a Social and Community Services Employee Level 3 under the Community Health Centre (Stand Alone Services) Social and Community Services Employees Multi Enterprise Agreement 2017.

You will make a difference by

  • Improving the health and wellbeing outcomes of our vulnerable community through proactive health promotion and engagement.
  • Effectively delivering meaningful outreach support to increase service accessibility and addressing complex needs.

To succeed, you will need

  • Qualification in community development, social work or a related area.
  • Demonstrated experience in community development and engagement
  • A demonstrated knowledge in infection prevention and control in complex settings, including the ability to take initiative to act on any identified risks.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills to effectively engage with various stakeholders.
  • Experience working with complex clients and ability to undertake needs assessment to effectively refer to appropriate services.
  • Current and valid Victorian Working with Children’s Check and driver’s licence.

Why work with us?

  • Access to options to flex your work and life commitments through our Flexing with IPC Health program.
  • Generous salary packaging benefits.
  • Award winning supportive organisation that values growth through our professional development and innovation framework.
  • Comprehensive Orientation and Induction Program – we will ensure that you have the support you need to live and breathe excellence, service enhancement and innovation.
  • Free onsite car parking.

What next?

If you are passionate, creative and want to make a difference, we want to hear from you. All you need to do is read the role’s Position Description, submit your resume and response to the Key Selection Criteria, via the Apply Now button.

Please find the position description attached below.. 

To find out more about the role, please contact Eliza Mead – Manager High Risk Accommodation Response (HRAR) on 0448 909 165.

We are committed to maintaining a barrier-free environment for all and welcome individuals of diverse backgrounds, including but not limited to, those from the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander, Culturally and Linguistically Diverse and the LGBTI communities to apply for our job opportunities.

If you require a reasonable workplace adjustment to support you during the interview process please email Careers@ipchealth.com.au with your request, using the subject line: Community Engagement Officer enquiry via EthicalJobs.

Reasonable workplace adjustments are changes that are necessary and achievable to enable a person to efficiently perform their role to the best of their abilities. A reasonable workplace adjustment can be requested at any time in the recruitment process or as a part of employment with IPC Health.

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