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Health Educator

The Water Well Project

About Us

The Water Well Project is a health promotion charity. We aim to improve the health and wellbeing of communities from migrant, refugee and asylum seeker background by improving their health literacy.

The Health Educator is responsible for assisting in the provision of The Water Well Project’s health education sessions to communities of a culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) background, as well as providing administrative, planning and technical support to The Water Well Project team.

The health education sessions cover the risks and precautions associated with COVID-19 and the current restrictions as well as how to maintain physical and mental health during the pandemic. Sessions are highly interactive (despite many of them being conducted over an online format) and interpreting services are provided where necessary. Regions served will include the Hume, Greater Dandenong, Maribyrnong, Wyndham and Melbourne LGAs and surrounding areas.

The Water Well Project is looking for a candidate from a healthcare professional background who demonstrates the organisation’s values and is proactive and passionate about improving the health outcomes and wellbeing of communities from migrant, refugee and asylum seeker backgrounds.

Key Responsibilities

Reporting into the Senior Operations Officer and Chair / Board, responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Conducting health education sessions in conjunction with existing healthcare professional volunteers to people and communities of CALD background
  • Working closely with the Project Administrator and Senior Operations Officer (SOO) to plan and implement delivery of health education sessions to CALD community groups across targeted local government areas (LGAs) in Victoria
  • Engaging, liaising and interacting with a broad range of stakeholders
  • Liaising with relevant community contacts to understand areas of concern or barriers to adhering to government recommendations on COVID
  • Increasing awareness about the work of The Water Well Project within the community sector.
  • Observing sessions to capture questions and capturing evaluation of sessions (and their delivery) as well as feedback on the needs of CALD communities;
  • Collating feedback and generating reports as required by committee and other stakeholders
  • Performing ad hoc reporting and administrative duties as required but the SOO and executive Board
  • Representing The Water Well Project to external organisations as required

Key Selection Criteria

  • Excellent communication and presentation skills
  • Qualifications in an AHPRA accredited healthcare discipline.
  • Previous experience in conducting training and/or facilitation.
  • Proven track record in health promotion communications (written and verbal).
  • Sound understanding of health promotion principles
  • Ability to work independently, as well as alongside volunteer healthcare professionals and a volunteer management team.
  • Strong relationship management, problem solving and analytical skills.
  • Ability to multi-task and deliver high quality work within tight time periods.
  • Ability to work/communicate with a diverse range of people from government agencies to CALD communities.
  • Preferably, has experience in the not-for-profit and/or government sector.

Remuneration and conditions

  • 15.2 per week (0.4 FTE) with flexible working hours across the week (fraction negotiable)
  • This role has a minimum hourly rate of $25.62 (based on qualifications/ experience) plus superannuation
  • There may be occasions where after-hours work (including on weekends) may be required
  • Fixed term position for 2 months, ending 31 Mar 2021.
  • 1-month probation period
  • Most of the work will be undertaken from your own workstation at home. Just as in an office, your workstation must be set up in a way that is safe, comfortable and easy to use.
  • The successful candidate will need to undergo a Police Check and will require a Working With Children Check

Our values

  • Collaboration
  • Compassion
  • Respectfulness of diversity
  • Integrity
  • Accountability

How to apply

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