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The team at Youth Solutions is passionate about providing health promotion and harm prevention services that are inclusive, culturally appropriate and serve the needs of young people in the Macarthur and Wingecarribee regions of NSW. And we’re hiring!

Our team is growing! Youth Solutions is on the hunt for a Health Promotion Officer & Educator. Join our team to be part of a renowned organisation that makes a positive difference in the lives of young people.

Are you an experienced health promotion professional who enjoys working directly with young people?

  • Full-time (35 hours p/week) Fixed term contract to June 2025 with potential for extension.
  • Attractive remuneration SCHADS Modern Award Level 3, from $36.00 per hour + superannuation + reimbursement for km travel + TIL system + leave loading
  • Applicants seeking part-time hours should express this in their application.

Apply by telling us how you meet the essential criteria (points 1-11, listed below) in a cover letter (dot points with examples responding to each criterion would be helpful) + attach a current resume.

Email BOTH documents by 5pm, Monday 17 June 2024 to Emily Deans, Manager Strategy & Design at Youth Solutions: emily@youthsolutions.com.au. Enquiries: 02 4628 2319.

ROLE: Health Promotion Officer & Educator

This position will play an active role in the development, implementation and evaluation of innovative and evidence-informed health promotion projects, with a focus on alcohol and other drug prevention. Diverse strategies will include:

  • facilitation of health education workshops.
  • outreach and community development activities.
  • using research to inform resource production.
  • data collection, collation and analysis.
  • provision of brief advice and referral support.

ESSENTIAL CRITERIA

Please note – every day is different in this role and it will require in-person delivery and engagement with participants across various locations within South West Sydney (with a focus on Macarthur and Wingecarribee).

  1. Tertiary qualifications in health promotion / public health / health education / social work / related field.
  2. Ability to pass probity & health screening checks (Working with Children Check, National Police Check and COVID-19 Vaccination Certificate or a medical contraindication certificate).
  3. Holding and maintaining a valid driver’s licence and use of a comprehensively insured vehicle.
  4. Ability to work flexible hours.

    Essential skills and experience in:

  5. Facilitating group education sessions / workshops and presentations.
  6. Planning, implementing and evaluating health promotion projects.
  7. Reviewing literature to inform good practice in delivering services.
  8. Producing high quality written communications (including experience with report writing and content for a variety of audiences).
  9. Building and maintaining effective relationships and partnerships with a variety of stakeholders.
  10. Administrative processes and record keeping.
  11. High level digital literacy

Desirable criteria:

  • Tertiary qualifications in alcohol and other drugs and/or mental health.
  • Honours.
  • Current First Aid Certificate.

 This position will have a commitment to:

  • The theory and practical application of; health promotion, drug and alcohol prevention and early intervention, community development and youth work.
  • Research methodology and processes (evidence-based practice).
  • Upholding the principles of a Child Safe organisation.
  • Cultural safety and appropriateness.
  • Working with young people from diverse backgrounds, including vulnerable and at-risk groups.
  • The changing needs of the organisation and community, use of technology and innovative practices.

Youth Solutions is an equal opportunity employer and encourages individuals of diverse backgrounds to apply. Successful applicants will pass probity checks, complete the induction and orientation program and participate in a performance management program including a probationary review.

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