Healthy Children Initiative (Hci) Population Health Officer

Western Sydney Local Health District

North Parramatta, NSW

Posted 12/4/2019

Employment Type: Temporary Full Time (up to 24/12/2020)
Position Classification: Health Education Officer Graduate
Remuneration: $31.50 - $46.64 per hour
Hours Per Week: 38
Requisition ID: REQ142541
Location: Cumberland Hospital

Where you'll be working
Western Sydney Local Health District (WSLHD) is responsible for providing primary and secondary health care for people living in the Auburn, Blacktown, and The Hills Shire, Holroyd and Parramatta Local Government Areas (LGAs) and tertiary care to residents of the Greater Western Region. We are committed to our vision of 'better health services for the people of western Sydney and beyond' and to the delivery of health care or related services in line with our core values of collaboration, openness, respect and empowerment.

What you'll be doing
Improve the health of the people of Western Sydney by contributing to a program of work for an identified population health priority, in line with the Western Sydney Local Health District goals and principles.

The HCI Health Promotion Officer (HPO) will work within a team to implement components of the Healthy Children Initiative (including but not limited to Go4Fun, Munch & Move, Life Live Well @ School, and Family Day Care programs) in a defined geographic area.

The position will be involved in all stages of planning, implementation, evaluation, reporting and ongoing management and sustainability of these programs to facilitate the adoption of Key Practices to achieve program Key Performance Indicators.
People with disabilities who meet the selection criteria are encouraged to apply; and where required, WSLHD will implement reasonable adjustment consistent with industry standard.

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Please note: A person who is not an Australian citizen or a permanent resident is only eligible for temporary employment for a period not longer than the duration of their current visa or a period not shorter than the duration of the advertised position.

Please be aware that due to the Christmas / New Year period, there may be a delay in the progress of your application. The convenor of this position may be in contact with you in the new year if you are successful in obtaining an interview.
Selection Criteria:
  • Relevant tertiary qualifications at graduate level or above in: population health, health promotion, public health or other health related areas
  • Demonstrated experience in project planning, implementation, evaluation and dissemination of best practice interventions (especially in the area of childhood obesity)
  • Demonstrated effective organisational skills, problem solving skills and computer skills
  • Demonstrated high level written and verbal communication skills (including the ability to conduct public presentations and facilitate groups)
  • Understanding of issues that impact on service delivery in relation to social disadvantage, Aboriginal and CALD communities
  • Demonstrated experience in working as part of a team and developing and maintaining partnerships, and ability to work with minimal supervision
  • Demonstrated capacity to work effectively in a cross cultural context, particularly with members of the Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander community and Culturally & Linguistically Diverse communities.
  • Hold a current driver's license valid in Australia and willingness to use for work purposes

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Applications Close: 17 December 2019


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