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Health Promotion Officer

Melton City Council
  • Part Time Fixed Term Position (22.8 hours) until March 2023
  • Salary Range $86,169 to $93,835 per annum pro rata+ 10% Super

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 implement a VicHealth funded project which aims to improve health outcomes for children and young people, with particular focus on physical activity, healthy eating and mental wellbeing.

Key Responsibilities

  • Implement and evaluate the VicHealth project as per project plan specifications in partnership with the Victorian Health Promotion Foundation
  • Contribute to the development of Council’s Youth Strategy and Early Years Strategy
  • Work collaboratively with internal and external stakeholders to develop and implement evidence-based initiatives aimed at improving children’s and young people’s wellbeing

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 and systems thinking
  • Stakeholder engagement and project 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:

  • Flexible Working Hours
  • Extensive Career Development & Leadership Programs
  • 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-staff-benefits.applynow.net.au/

How to Apply

If you require further information about the position, please contact Donna Wyatt, Acting Team Leader Health Promotion & Planning on 0422 199 862.

Applications must include a Resume and address the Key Selection Criteria outlining your suitability to the role .

We encourage you use the STAR approach when writing your responses to the selection criteria.

Situation (Task) – provide a brief outline of the situation or task?

Action – what did you do in response to the situation or task?

Result – what was the result of your action?

Key Selection Criteria outline the most important knowledge, skills, behaviours and experience needed to perform the role. The criteria may include technical knowledge and experience, as well as interpersonal skills, and tend to be specific to the role’s specialisation and industry.

To address the Key Selection Criteria you will need to write short statements explaining how you meet the criteria, or how you demonstrate the capability. We encourage you to keep your responses concise.

Applications submitted via email, after the closing date and/or that do not address the Key Selection Criteria will not be considered.

All successful applicants will need to undertake pre-employment requirements, dependent on the position. All applicants must be able to comply with any COVID-19 Public Health Orders applicable to Local Government employees and Council’s COVID-19 vaccination policy which require employees to provide documentary evidence of their vaccination status before attending the workplace.

To view Position Description and to 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.

Melton City Council is committed to being a Child Safe organisation.

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