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Health Promotion Officer, School Years

Northern Sydney Local Health District - Sydney, NSW

Health, Medical & Pharmaceutical
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Do you have an interest in supporting the health and wellbeing of the school years population? Are you passionate about shaping healthy communities? Would you like to join one of Australia’s leading Health Promotion teams?

An exciting opportunity exists for a highly motivated health and/or education professional with a strong interest in and commitment to supporting the health and wellbeing of the school years population.

Employment Type: Temporary Full Time until 30 June 2022
Position Classification: Health Education Officer Graduate
Remuneration: $1,200.74 - $1,956.84 per week
Hours Per Week: 38
Requisition ID: REQ219566

Where you'll be working
Northern Sydney Local Health District (NSLHD) Health Promotion. The position will be based at Macquarie Hospital (North Ryde) relocating to Brookvale Community Health Centre in 2021..

What you'll be doing
This role will contribute towards improving the health and wellbeing of the school years population in NSLHD by supporting local delivery of the NSW Healthy Children Initiative, Live Life Well at School Program. The role includes developing relationships with local primary schools and support staff to establish health promoting school environments. This may include engaging key stakeholders, delivering presentations, contributing to the development and implementation of innovative initiatives and collection and analysis of data to support program evaluation.

Candidates will need to meet the following criteria:

  1. Consistently demonstrates behaviours that reinforce the CORE Values of our organisation; Collaboration, Openness, Respect and Empowerment. Demonstrates these behaviours with all stakeholders; colleagues, direct reports, as well as our patients and consumers, and those that care for them.
  2. Relevant tertiary qualifications in a health promotion, public health, education, community development or an allied health discipline. 
  3. Knowledge and experience in working with one of the Healthy Children Initiative settings: primary schools, preschools, long day care, family day care and/or knowledge and experience of evidenced based population wide approaches to overweight and obesity prevention and how they can be applied in different settings.
  4. Demonstrated knowledge and experience in project management including planning, implementing and evaluating health promotion initiatives related to improving the health and wellbeing of populations.
  5. Demonstrated ability to work in partnership with a range of stakeholders (Education sector, local council, government or non-government organisations or community groups) and ability to develop and maintain strong stakeholder relationships.
  6. Demonstrated effective organisational skills including the ability to manage competing priorities within tight deadlines and an ability to work as part of a team as well as independently to deliver agreed outcomes.
  7. Demonstrated excellent communication skills and negotiation skills as well as demonstrated competencies in data management (ability to accurately collect, enter and analyse data) and computer skills

Need more information?
1) Click here for the Position Description
2) Find out more about applying for this position
For role related queries or questions contact Lauren Mcclean on [email protected] or 02 9388 5390

Applications Close: 18 May 2021

Sydney, NSW

Health, Medical & Pharmaceutical


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