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Health Outreach Worker - Bilingual

Women's Health West
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Want to work for a values-based organisation that is focused on employees and clients and is committed to a positive, collaborative, and inclusive work culture?

About Women’s Health West

Women’s Health West provides specialist family violence services to women and their children. We also run prevention programs that promote equity and justice for women and girls in Melbourne’s west.

Our work has actively contributed to improving the health, safety, and wellbeing of women and their children in the western metropolitan region of Melbourne since 1988.

Due to funding partnership with have four part-time fixed-term, six-month health outreach worker positions available to start immediately.

About the role

WHW’s partner, Multicultural Centre for Women’s Health (MCWH) will be leading this project and a consortium of Victorian women’s health organisations. The purpose of the project is to conduct health promotion activities within migrant and refugee communities with a view to engaging women on health and wellbeing issues.

The health research worker will be required to:

  1. To attend professional development and training at the commencement of appointment, throughout the appointment, and participate in on-the-job training.
  2. To develop and implement plans to reach out to migrant and refugee communities with a view to engaging women on health and wellbeing issues.
  3. To conduct community engagement activities with migrant and refugee women
  4. To undertake publicity and promotional activities in a relevant community language
  5. To work with migrant and refugee women to assess their health information and education needs.
  6. To support health educators to conduct and record interviews with women.
  7. To work together with the Gen Vic communications officers to collate, edit and compile women’s interviews and provide support in the development of the final report.

Applicants will need to bilingual in any of the following languages:

  • Vietnamese
  • Punjabi
  • Mandarin
  • Hindu

Why join Women’s Health West?

Women’s Health West is a feminist organisation and culturally aligns to feminist values and practices. We have a diverse workforce that is reflective of the communities we work with. We are committed to Equal Employment Opportunity, ethical practice, and the principles of cultural diversity and social inclusion.

We welcome applicants from a diverse range of backgrounds and experience, including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, people with disabilities, and people who identify as LGBTI.

Employee Benefits

Women’s Health West’s staff enjoy numerous benefits, including:

  • Ongoing professional development
  • Flexible working conditions
  • EAP
  • Additional leave benefits
  • Salary sacrificing

A position description is attached.

Please apply as soon as possible as the role will be filled by a suitable applicant before the close date.

For further information, please contact Gracie (Coordinator - People & Culture) on either recruitment@whwest.org.au using the subject line: Health Outreach Worker - Bilingual enquiry via EthicalJobs.

All appointments are made subject to the candidate providing a current satisfactory National Police Certificate conducted by the Victoria Police and working with children check. You also need to provide an international police check if you have worked overseas within the last ten years for a minimum of twelve months.

Women’s Health West is an equal opportunity employer with VCAT Exemption No. H119-2017, to employ only women, and to employ women from specified culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.

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