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Health Promotion Officer

Melton City Council

About Melton City Council

The City of Melton is a place where everyone belongs. Our community is vibrant and diverse and one of the fastest developing in Australia. Our organisation strives to provide our community with state of the art, excellent amenity, health and wellbeing and to support our community to be a lifelong learning city. We invest in innovation and our people’s professional and personal development. We offer generous leave and flexibility that best suits your lifestyle and a collaborative and inclusive culture. You’ll be able to work close to home and have new cafes and shops opening every day amongst the heritage buildings and open green spaces of one of Melbourne’s fastest growing municipalities.

The Opportunity

An opportunity has arisen for an energetic and self-motivated person to assume the role of Health Promotion Officer in an exciting and rapidly changing environment. Reporting to the Team Leader, you will be a key member of the Social Planning and Wellbeing team. The Health Promotion Officer will contribute to the portfolios of the prevention of violence against women, mental health and wellbeing, obesity prevention and COVID19 recovery.

Key Responsibilities

  • Implement and evaluate Equality and Respect 2030: A Strategy to prevent violence against women by promoting gender equity
  • Contribute to the development of the Council and Wellbeing Plan 2021-2025
  • Work collaboratively with external stakeholders to develop and implement evidence based initiatives aimed at improving men’s mental health and wellbeing
  • Deliver internal capacity building sessions for Council staff to increase awareness and understanding of how to support the community in response to COVID-19 social impacts

About you

To be successful in this role you will have the following:

  • Tertiary qualification in health promotion, public health, health science or related discipline with experience in a similar role
  • Knowledge and understanding of the principles and practices of health promotion, social determinants of health, chronic disease prevention and preventing violence against women
  • Stakeholder engagement and management skills
  • Experience in planning, implementing and evaluating internal staff capacity building and community health and wellbeing initiatives

Culture and Values

Our vision for our community is to be: “a thriving community where everyone belongs” and that means there’s a place here for you too. Our organisational values represent us as an established growth Council and the values are reflected in everything we do; our decision-making, our actions and our service provision to the community. Council has a diverse and vibrant organisation and we’d love to have you join us to help shape a city for the future.

We are Vibrant MELTON. Our values are:

  • Motivate
  • Empower
  • Lead
  • Trust
  • Open
  • Nurture

Benefits

There are a number of great reasons why our people love working at Melton City Council:

  • 19 Day Month
  • Flexible Working Hours
  • Extensive Career Development & Leadership Programs
  • 16 weeks Paid Parental Leave
  • 3 weeks Paid Secondary Carer Leave
  • Family Room available including Breastfeeding Facilities (Breastfeeding Friendly Workplace accredited)
  • Wellbeing initiatives
  • Social Club Activities
  • Subsidised Uniforms

To read more about our benefits visit https://meltoncity.recruitmenthub.com.au/Staff-Benefits/.

How to Apply

If you have further questions regarding the position, please contact Liz Smith, Coordinator Social Planning and Wellbeing on 0407 968 187.

To view position description and apply click Apply Now.

To be eligible for employment at Melton City Council you must be an Australian citizen, permanent resident of Australia or be legally entitled to work in Australia.

At Melton City Council we care for our people, we’re committed to the professional growth of our employees and support balance and flexibility. If you want to work with talented, passionate people and build a thriving and vibrant community, we encourage you to apply. We strongly encourage job applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people with disabilities, LGBTIQ and people from culturally diverse backgrounds.

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