Health Education Officer
REQ137077 Requisition #

Employment Type: Temporary Part Time (up to 30 Jun 2022)
Position Classification: Health Education Officer Graduate
Remuneration: $31.50 to $51.34 ph plus super
Hours Per Week: 24
Requisition ID: REQ137077

Number of FTE: 0.63
Dubbo NSW Orange NSW
Applications Close: 22 Nov 2019 - 11.59pm

About the opportunity

As a generalist Health Promotion Officer you will be responsible for coordinating the delivery of evidence-based health promotion programs that address the prevention of chronic disease, with a focus on tobacco control, physical activity and healthy eating in Western New South Wales (WNSWLHD) & Far West Local Health Districts (FWLHD).

The WNSWLHD Health Promotion Team has the responsibility of delivering mandated state-wide and locally grown programs under healthy eating and active living (HEAL) & tobacco control across WNSWLHD & FWLHD. This role will report to the Health Promotion Coordinator, Adult programs.

What we can offer you

  • Country living with a meaningful career path
  • Paid leave entitlements
  • Monthly ADOs for full time staff
  • Generous salary packaging options and other fringe benefits
  • Flexible work practices
  • Corporate wellbeing programs, including the Fitness Passport
  • Opportunities for learning and development, including in-house training with My Health Learning and the NSW Health RTO
  • Professional growth and accelerated career progression

Where you'll be working

This position sits within the Aboriginal Health and Wellbeing Directorate, location is Negotiable between Orange and Dubbo, a part of the Western NSW Local Health District. For more information on living and working in our beautiful region, visit our website Western NSW Health Careers.

WNSWLHD is one of the largest Local Health Districts (LHD) in NSW encompassing an area of 246,676 square kilometres. The population is approximately 276,000 people with approx. 11% identifying as Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander.

Orange and Dubbo are both large NSW regional cities. 

Orange is located on 254 km west of Sydney. With a population over 37,000.

Dubbo is located on 400km north-west of Sydney with a population over 38,000.

11% of WNSWLHD population identify as Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander.

Health Promotion provides health promotion services to FWLHD which is the second largest LHD in NSW with a population of approximately 30,000 people.

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To apply for this position, please address the following Selection Criteria

  1. Relevant tertiary qualifications in a relevant health or related field, or equivalent work experience.
  2. Demonstrated understanding of the principles underpinning health promotion practice.
  3. Demonstrated ability in project planning, implementation and evaluation of programs including innovative approaches.
  4. Demonstrated knowledge of, commitment to, and ability to use the principles of evidence informed practice.
  5. Demonstrated organisational, consultation, interpersonal skills and effective written and verbal communication skills.
  6. Demonstrated ability to work independently and as part of a multi-disciplinary team.
  7. Demonstrated ability to competently use information and communication technology (ICT) software for a range of purposes, including word processing, emails, document preparation, internet searches, data entry.
  8. Current licence to drive in NSW with the ability to drive for work purposes.

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Help with your application


To be considered for this position, please ensure you address the selection criteria as thoroughly as possible. For guidance with the application process, please visit our website page.


Talent pool

If the selection panel identifies a surplus of suitable candidates for the role, an eligibility list may be created where candidates may be offered casual, permanent or temporary full-time or part-time positions within the next 12 months.

Targeted role

This is a targeted position in accordance with GSE Rule 26: Employment of eligible persons. Aboriginal people are encouraged to apply and preference will be given to suitable Aboriginal applicants in order to improve access to employment and career opportunities. Aboriginal applicants will be required to demonstrate Aboriginality in addition to addressing the selection criteria. Applicants can upload their Confirmation of Aboriginality as an attachment to their application.

Stepping Up – Close the Gap

The Aboriginal Employment Strategy (AES) is working in partnership with the Western NSW Local Health District to support Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander applicants wishing to apply for this role. For more information about this please contact Chantal Bates from the AES on 0458 301 956 or via email chantal.bates@aes.org.au or Abbey Orcher from the AES on 0408 663 482 or via email abbey.orcher@aes.org.au. Alternatively, applicants can visit our website for more information.

Occupational Assessment, Screening and Vaccination Against Specified Infectious Diseases

If you are applying for a Category A position, please read and understand NSW Health Policy Directive PD2018_009. All new employees must agree to comply with the requirements outlined in this policy.

Working visas

Applicants holding a visa with working rights may be considered for temporary appointment (up to the expiry date of their visa) where no suitable applicant for permanent appointment is identified.

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