Career Opportunity

Health Promotion Officer


Reference: 4958234

  • Temp role from 3 February 2020 to 4 December 2020 (Parental Leave Cover)
  • Part-time Role - 30.4 hours per week (working days negotiable)
  • Based in Footscray

About us:

cohealth is one of Australia's largest community health organisations delivering a range of health and support services across Melbourne's CBD, Northern and Western suburbs.

Our mission is to strengthen community and make a difference to the lives and wellbeing of people, particularly of those who experience stigma and the risk of marginalisation. We create impact through a powerful combination of advocacy, innovation in service delivery, and partnership with consumers, communities and other stakeholders.

Our work is informed by human rights-based principles including participation, accountability, non-discrimination, empowerment and the practice of human rights standards.

We celebrate difference and welcome people of all cultural backgrounds, faiths, genders, sexualities and abilities.

About the role:

The Prevention Program aims to improve health, wellbeing and social inclusion through cross-organisational programs, external partnerships and community development. Our work priorities are promoting gender equity and reducing race-based discrimination and we do this through a range of projects and programs.

We focus on working with people of refugee-like backgrounds, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, and people who experience significant disadvantages including people who live with disabilities.

Within this role you'll be responsible for:

  • Collaborating with Prevention staff, and internal and external stakeholders to identify, plan, implement and evaluate initiatives in the cohealth Integrated Health Promotion plan;
  • Supporting the Prevention Coordinator in the delivery and evaluation of gender equity and prevention of violence against women projects and taking a day-to-day lead in the running of these programs;
  • Developing and maintaining strong relationships with partner organisations and communities through clear and appropriate communications, to support the successful delivery of programs;
  • Working as part of a large team to support other health promotion priorities and programs, as required;
  • Supporting strategic planning within the team and contributing to policy and advocacy activities that occur with and on behalf of communities we work with.

About you:

You have a welcoming disposition and can-do attitude that allows you to form positive relationships and be able to jump into the role quickly. Your skills and qualifications for the role will consist of:

  • Tertiary qualifications and/or demonstrated relevant experience in health planning, health promotion, public health, community development or social and community services;
  • Knowledge, understanding and experience in developing and managing projects / programs;
  • Clear and succinct communication style, leading to an ability to form and maintain strong working relationships;
  • Experience, understanding and commitment to the principles and practices of community health, health promotion and community development;
  • An ability to show leadership, take initiative, provide recommendations, act autonomously and recognise boundaries for action; and
  • A good understanding of the prevention of violence against women sector and relevant frameworks in Victoria.

In return for your hard work and dedication, you'll enjoy a range of staff benefits including;

  • Generous Not for Profit salary packaging options, which can significantly increase the value of your take-home pay
  • A professional, committed workforce and highly supportive community
  • Diverse and engaging career and development opportunities
  • Comprehensive orientation, induction program and our full support at each and every turn

For a confidential discussion about this role please contact Prevention Manager, Sigrid Blackman, via email ( to arrange a call.

For more information about cohealth and the services provided, please visit our website:

People accepting employment with cohealth are unable to access our services, some exemptions may apply.

The successful candidate will be subject to the relevant pre-employment checks for appointment to positions (including provision of a valid Working with Children Check clearance number and criminal record history check)

Applications from people of culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds; equity target groups including women, people with disabilities, people who identify as LGBTIQ; and people of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander descent, are encouraged.

Applications Close: 10 Jan 2020