Health Promotions Officer - Deadly Choices
Fulltime|Townsville |Closes 5pm, 3rd October 2023
TAIHS provides a range of comprehensive primary health services and a range of community services, including crisis accommodation, child safety and early family intervention programs, and a specialist service for young people.
TAIHS seeks to improve health and social outcomes for the community through; strategic partnerships, advocacy for needs, promotion of awareness and education in improved health and social practices, promotion of knowledge and understanding of underlying issues and unique needs and development of the evidence base.
“TAIHS strives to provide a truly comprehensive model of care that responds to the physical, social, emotional, cultural and spiritual needs of our people”
About the position:
You will be responsible for the delivery of school and community-based health education, promotion and prevention activities across the Townsville Region. The Health Promotion Officer will assist local and regional Aboriginal & Islander communities to reduce chronic disease factors, particularly smoking cessation, improving levels of nutrition and increasing physical activity. The position will work collaboratively with TAIHS services to implement effective health promotion interventions. The position also has a strong focus on reducing health inequity and enabling positive health outcomes by working in partnership with a range of external stakeholders.
To be suitable for this position, your qualifications, experience & licenses for the role will consist of:
- Certificate III or above in Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Primary Health Care – Community Care or equivalent preferred, or preparedness to undertake VET training
- Demonstrated experience working in Healthy Lifestyle or similar Health or Community engagement/development programs is desirable
- Demonstrated ability to work with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities and their leaders, respecting traditional culture, values and ways of doing business
- The ability to work with other health professionals and organisations
- Demonstrated understanding of the health, social and emotional wellbeing needs of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people
- Proven ability to employ interpersonal communication skills (both written and verbal), critical thinking problem solving skills in the work environment and to support others to problem solve challenging situations and issues
- Proven ability to plan, develop, deliver and evaluate health promotion programs to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander target groups in the target area
- Ability to pass a National Police Check – no Serious/Criminal/Court Records
- Current Blue Card (Queensland's Working with Children Check) (or AHPRA registration if required)
- Current C Class Drivers Licence (Qld)
- COVID-19 Vaccination: It is a condition of employment for this position to be, and remain, vaccinated against COVID-19
- Current First Aid and CPR
- Please click here to view the current Position Description
- You must submit the below documentation;
- Cover letter no more than one page detailing how you will be successful in the position
Proof of qualifications and current registration (as appropriate) will be required prior to commencement of employment
For more information regarding this position please call (07) 4431 1499
ABORIGINAL & TORRES STRAIT ISLANDER APPLICANTS ARE STRONGLY ENCOURAGED TO APPLY
The position involves working with a multicultural organisation where the majority of employees, clients and stakeholders identify as Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander. Candidates must be able to demonstrate an understanding of the issues affecting Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and their ability to communicate sensitively and effectively with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.